2014 Archives

Edna Lake in Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho

Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness

9/17/2014 // By Emily Lande

On September 3rd we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and this week, folks in DC are continuing that celebration in the only way we know how: by asking members of Congress to continue to […] Read more >

White-tailed deer eating vegetation

Missouri’s Deer Remain Wildlife

9/12/2014 // By Kelly Wagner

It seems like common sense: Missouri’s white-tailed deer are wildlife, not livestock. However, late on Wednesday night, the Missouri legislature fought until 3:00 am to decide the fate of Missouri’s captive white-tailed deer herd. Fortunately, the Missouri legislature upheld Governor […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: Help Save Our Red Wolves and more

9/12/2014 // By Linda Argueta

The future of the Red Wolf Recovery Program is in jeopardy according to the National Wildlife Federation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a contract to conduct a review of the Eastern North Carolina red wolf population. The […] Read more >

Students at Paterson Academy in NJ grow their own healthy snacks!

4 School Year Resolutions for Going Green

9/9/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Jessica Brown Back to school is the perfect time for making school year resolutions to go green. Habits developed in September can easily last throughout the year. By taking the time to discuss how our actions impact […] Read more >

Nature play by Michelle Mathis of Learning Landscapes

Nature Play Coming to Every Community

9/9/2014 // By Allen Cooper

Every parent who has ever watched a child play in nature has cause to rejoice. NWF’s guide Nature Play & Learning Places: Creating and Managing Places Where Children Engage with Nature shows how to design and manage nature play areas […] Read more >

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Heading to the People’s Climate March for Wildlife!

9/9/2014 // By Samantha Lockhart

On September 21st, I will be marching with climate activists from across the country in New York City to deliver a clear message: it is time to get serious about climate change. The event is called the People’s Climate March […] Read more >

Lake Erie Algae Bloom. Photo from NASA, via Wikimedia Commons.

Learn how cover crops can help fight algae blooms

9/8/2014 // By Lara Bryant

Around the world, millions of people do not have access to clean drinking water. In the Eastern half of the US, however, most people have become accustomed to having unlimited clean water for drinking, bathing, and cooking, and we often […] Read more >

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Water Reclamation Area Becomes Certified Wildlife Habitat

9/8/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by Lisa Limbert Tucked into the fast-growing city of Gilbert, Arizona, the Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is a ground water reclamation project that was designed to be a recreation center for people and a habitat for […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: Bighorn Sheep at Risk and more

9/8/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Wild bighorn sheep that reside in the mountains of Idaho and Montana are currently at risk of disease transmission. Domestic sheep grazing at a U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility in Idaho could transmit pneumonia to bighorn sheep, which could […] Read more >

Autumn Leaves on Shilhowee Mountain

Why Leaves Fall from Trees in Autumn

9/5/2014 // By Roger Di Silvestro

French author Albert Camus tells us, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” And what opulent bouquets the leaves of autumn do create—whole mountainsides of dazzling color. But nature has a way of combining the sublime […] Read more >