September, 2014

Learn how cover crops can help fight algae blooms

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 …

Water Reclamation Area Becomes Certified Wildlife Habitat

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 …

Why Leaves Fall from Trees in Autumn

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 …

Monarch chrysalis by Avelino Maestas.

A Visual Journey Through the Monarch Life Cycle

Monarch butterflies have been in the news quite a bit recently, due to their rapid decline. In order to find ways to help, it’s essential to first understand the life cycle of …

Welcoming Fall to Your Schoolyard Habitat

Fall is a great time to welcome students back to school, get them outside and exploring their Schoolyard Habitats. Fall is also a great time to make sure that your …

NWF Emerging Leaders Training: We All Have a Role to Play

Guest Post by Kamilah Martin What do you get when you put 17 random environmental “emerging” leaders and students in a conference room at a retreat lodge to focus on …

Sound Science Needed for Gulf Restoration

Four years ago the BP oil spill killed eleven workers and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Two years ago the RESTORE Act …

Myth Busted: Cover Crops and Soil Temperatures

We’ve all probably heard the old fact that cover crops result in colder, wetter soils. It seems this myth has been around amazingly longer than cover crops themselves. It is …

Leaders Emerge at 2014 NWF Fellowship Training

The 2014 Class of NWF Emerging Leader fellows recently convened in Dahlonega, GA at the Forrest Hills Mountain Resort to build skills in social awareness, deepen leadership values, refine communication …

Bighorns on ledge

Take Action for Wild Bighorn Sheep at Risk

Right now, bighorn sheep who make their home in the mountains running through Idaho and Montana are at risk of disease transmission from domestic sheep grazing at a U.S. Department of Agriculture research …

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