New Mexicans worked for years to see the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks named a national monument. Image: Patrick J. Alexander

National monuments matter to Americans — Preserve the Antiquities Act

[1/27/2015 // By Judith Kohler]

Top-down or grassroots — it’s all a matter of perspective. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho has introduced a bill, S. 228, to block presidents from establishing national monuments. In a news release, Crapo criticized “top-down national monument designations” as potentially harmful to […] Read more >

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Virginia’s Impacted Communities Speak Out at Lobby Day

[1/26/2015 // By Guest Author]

The United States Senate recently voted on legislation related to climate change. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of my home state of Virginia stood with the majority of their constituents and the country, voting for legislation that unequivocally states […] Read more >

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Celebrate the International Year of Soils! Some things you never knew…

[1/23/2015 // By Lara Bryant]

The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils, and it’s high time that we all show the soil a little love. Soil isn’t just for farmers; the earth beneath your feet and your home, in your watershed, […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: 2015 is the Year for Wildlife and more

[1/23/2015 // By Linda Argueta]

In the 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama issued his strongest call for climate action yet. Openly supporting top climate scientists, the President reiterated his commitment to combat climate change. This is a pivotal moment for wildlife! With […] Read more >

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A Bird’s Eye View of Coastal Erosion

[11/14/2014 // By Kelly Wagner]

Each day I pass an egret on the way to work that lingers in the watery ditches in my town. It amuses me that this elegant bird seems to give little concern to the cars that are passing within ten […] Read more >

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Sweet Treats for Wildlife Lovers

[1/9/2015 // By Courtney Hyde]

Winter has arrived in full force across much of the United States. It’s cold, dark, and, by my estimate, miserable outside, so why not treat yourself to some candy? When the winter blues strike, not just any candy will do. […] Read more >

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Who Goes There? Identifying Animal Tracks In Your Backyard

[12/23/2014 // By Kaitlin Parker]

Are you eagerly awaiting the snowy season in order to take a peek at what critters have been scurrying through your backyard? Studying prints left by animals is an ancient activity that was first practiced by those who depended on […] Read more >

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New study, co-authored by NWF, shows Amazon Soy Moratorium saves more rainforest

[1/22/2015 // By Simon Hall]

  A new study, titled Brazil’s Soy Moratorium, published in the journal Science shows that the Soy Moratorium has dramatically reduced the amount of deforestation linked to soy production in the Brazilian Amazon, protecting valuable rainforest and the wildlife that live […] Read more >

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