May, 2014

Black bears across the country are going hungry as extreme heat and drought decrease their food supply.

Climate Change Brings Black Bears Close to Home

There is nothing like the thrill of seeing a black bear in the wild. I will never forget when I saw my first family of black bears in the Hickory …

Weekly News Roundup: Great American Backyard Campout Quickly Approaching and more

  |   May 30, 2014

With June only a couple of days away, that leaves our Great American Backyard Campout only a couple of weeks away! This year, we are aiming for 200,000 people to join …

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Alaska Salmon Cry for Help! (If They Could Talk)

As I write this, tens of millions of salmon are beginning to return to the streams, rivers and headwaters of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve in Alaska.  They are in …

The Bipartisan Sportsmen Act of 2014 helps create more opportunity like what is shown in this photo through conservation and access.

Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Creates Conservation, Access and Opportunity

Formed by hunters and anglers who acknowledged the need to unite all wildlife and conservation interests, the National Wildlife Federation has been leading on critical issues that are a priority …

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Easy Ways To Celebrate June As Great Outdoors Month

A Georgia chipmunk with cheeks packed with seeds gathered at a garden feeder. Sometimes chipmunks will drop seeds into flower pots, leading to unexpected growth for gardeners. The habit is part of the rodent's natural ecological role as a seed spreader. Photo by Barb Dunlap

Keeping the Peace Between Gardeners and Chipmunks

Ttrout are the indicator species of cold water stream health, and are expected to lose much of their habitat due to climate change. Photo by Fish Eye Guy (fisheyeguyphotograpy.com)

Don’t Double Down on Denial: Part 2, Wildlife at Risk

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An Exciting Day for Kids and Nature Policy

Yesterday, just in time for Great Outdoors Month, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) and Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) have introduced the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act. This is a huge step forwards …

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Would You Want to Cross a Freeway in LA? Neither Do Mountain Lions…Let’s Help Them Out

When young mountain lions in the hills of Southern California venture out to find their own territory, they come up against the daunting prospect of crossing as many as ten …

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The Carbon Rule Brings in a New Era of Wind and Renewable Energy

In less than two weeks, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will roll out their vitally important plan to limit carbon pollution from power plants. As these rules …

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