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Opossums and Gardening: A Few Things to Know

[7/28/2014 // By Roger Di Silvestro]

The opossum is one of the most frequently encountered U.S. wildlife species, showing up in woods and swamps, plains and marshes, cities and suburbs—and in backyard gardens, where it may play some important roles in controlling garden pests and even […] Read more >

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A red maple provided a beautiful and colourful autumn background for this blue jay photographed by Bill McMullen.

Vote for the 2014 People’s Choice Award

[7/24/2014 // By Avelino Maestas]

Well, the 2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest is now closed. But, we still need your help selecting the winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Award. The final round of voting begins this weekend, July 28. Out of almost 30,000 entries, […] Read more >

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Train carrying crude oil from ND wrecks & spills into wetlands in AL, Nov. 2013 (Flickr: Public Herald/John Wathen)

This Is All You Need to Know About How Much Big Oil Cares About Safety

[7/23/2014 // By Miles Grant]

The U.S. Department of Transportation is taking an important step forward to protect America’s communities and wildlife from the immense risks of the cheapest, most dangerous crude oil trains. But the regulatory order only highlights Big Oil’s inaction: Why is it […] Read more >

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National Forests Support Recreation Economy

[7/23/2014 // By Frank Sturges]

Every year, over 160 million visitors head to our National Forests and Grasslands. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts contribute more to the economy than anything else the U.S. Forest Service does—more even than timber, grazing, and mineral development combined. Tapping our public lands […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: NWF’s Photo Contest Deadline Extended and more

[7/18/2014 // By Linda Argueta]

Every year, the National Wildlife Federation holds a photo contest for wildlife enthusiasts. In its 44th year, the National Wildlife Photo Contest offers winners the opportunity to have their photo featured in an upcoming issue of National Wildlife magazine! Originally, […] Read more >

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A moose passes through Pierce Pond in Maine. South Portland's City Council this week showed that local communities can band together in powerful ways to stand up for themselves and their wildlife. Photo credit: Flickr user Michael Lepore.

Tar Sands Vote in Maine Shows Communities Can Stand Up For Wildlife and Win Big

[7/22/2014 // By Annie Mackin]

The people of South Portland, Maine, made historic news last night. Based on overwhelming vocal public concern about the dangers of toxic tar sands to wildlife and the community, the City Council passed an ordinance that prevents the Portland Pipe […] Read more >

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Wildfire Season in Full Swing

[7/18/2014 // By Frank Sturges]

Wildfire season is in full swing and states across the West are starting to feel the burn. From the over 20,000 acre Mills Canyon fire in Washington to a wildfire in a remote Wilderness Area in the Sequoia National Forest in California, sparks are […] Read more >

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How to Get Kids Hooked on Fishing and Create Future Conservationists

[7/15/2014 // By Russell Bassett]

For many good reasons, fishing is one of the country’s most popular pastime activities, with roughly 50 million Americans pursuing hundreds of different fish species on countless different waterbodies each year. The sport of angling offers excellent opportunities to strengthen family bonds […] Read more >

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The Beauty in Your Backyard

[7/17/2014 // By Jenni Lopez]

Even nature’s tiniest details are beautiful – see if you can capture them! Submit to the National Wildlife Photo Contest today! Read more >

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