Help sandhill cranes and other wildlife by stopping the Keystone XL pipeline. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Daniel Ruf

Reject KXL Before Threat of More Destruction to Habitat and More Wasteful Expenses

[10/12/2015 // By Guest Author]

TransCanada announced that it has given up an effort to obtain approval for a route through Nebraska for its proposed Keystone XL pipeline using a Nebraska state law that is likely unconstitutional. Instead, TransCanada will ask the state’s Public Service …

Least Terns: Live on the Edge

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Sportsmen and Women Speak Up for the Gulf

[10/9/2015 // By Steve Bender]

Next year, the National Wildlife Federation will celebrate its 80th year as a leader in conservation and as an advocate for wildlife and wild spaces. In the beginning, there was J.N. “Ding” Darling – an editorial cartoonist who became one …

Postcard from Cape Monarch

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Sandra Rothenberg

This Week’s Trend: Water and Wildlife

[10/6/2015 // By Abby Barber]

Clean water is important for all: wildlife, habitats, and communities. Therefore, we are excited to see lots of positive action about water this week! Let’s dive into the latest news: NWF’s Lawsuit Win for Clean Water In a unanimous 3-0 decision, the U.S. …

Introducing the Garden for Wildlife Gift Guide Catalog

Phronghorn. Photo by Mark Gocke, USDA.

New Ozone Rule to Better Protect Wildlife, Public Health

[10/2/2015 // By Jenny Rowland]

This Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a rule that will benefit public health, vegetation, and wildlife. The Agency finalized a new standard for ozone and smog pollution of 70 parts per billion (ppb). This rule will benefit wildlife and …

Protecting Wildlife From Toxic Discharges

From St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s residence.  Photo by Mayor Francis Slay’

Declining Monarch Butterfly Finds Hope for Recovery in St. Louis

[9/15/2015 // By Patrick Fitzgerald]

About this time last year, the National Weather Service spotted a cloud stretching from the St. Louis area east into Illinois. Meteorologists watching the radar noted that its shape was irregular and it was changing shapes. Turns out, it was …

Five Ways of Making Your Lawn Better


Students Boost Leadership at Atlanta’s Earth Tomorrow Summer Institute

[9/14/2015 // By Crystal Grant]

Once a year, high school student environmental leaders from NWF Earth Tomorrow® clubs in Atlanta can apply to spend six days in a residential Summer Institute program at the Georgia Institute of Technology that provides them with the opportunity to develop leadership …

Hog Factory Threatens Fish and Wildlife on Buffalo National Scenic River in Arkansas


Discovery Hill: An Outdoor Learning Laboratory

[9/1/2015 // By Jennifer Hammonds]

The importance of children having outdoor learning spaces at schools is well established. Outdoor classrooms are effective for applied science education, inquiry-based learning, physical and emotional health, and brain function. They are also effective at keeping America’s increasingly ‘indoor kids’ in …

USA and Taiwan Students Work Together to Address Environmental Issues

Canvasback. Photo by Carol Foll via Flickr Creative Commons

Who’s Got Game? 7 Places Outdoorsmen Should Visit This Fall

[10/5/2015 // By Abby Barber]

As autumn continues, fall hunting and fishing season begins in many places across the country. Some wildlife populations have rebounded after the spring, and wildlife are on the move to warmer weather. Because so many sporting opportunities exist across the …

Four Ways to Get in the Flow and Enjoy Wildlife


Meet the Foxes of Silicon Valley

[9/20/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom]

“What does the fox say?” asks the group Ylvis in their now famous song. Researcher Bill Leikam has some answers. His nickname, The Fox Guy, is well earned. Having spent many hours in the field observing, he is like the …

NWF Naturalist Offers Bear Encounter Tips