2014 Archives

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Romance and “Reality” in Rural America

9/24/2014 // By Trisha White

Did you hear? Chris Soules, the heartthrob fan-favorite farmer from last season’s The Bachelorette will be next season’s Bachelor. Chris stole the hearts of the viewing audience with his family-first, country charm and a romantic hometown date complete with horseback ride […] Read more >

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Play-oriented learning in a UNIQUE School Garden

9/24/2014 // By Jennifer Murck

Clark Fork School (CFS) is an educational cooperative where experience in nature and a progressive, place-based curriculum foster academic excellence and a connection to local and global communities. Located in Missoula, Montana, CFS has received a silver award through the […] Read more >

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 School Greening for a Pre-K Audience

9/24/2014 // By Jennifer Murck

Clark Fork School (CFS) is an educational cooperative where experience in nature and a progressive, place-based curriculum foster academic excellence and a connection to local and global communities. Located in Missoula, Montana, CFS has received a silver award through the […] Read more >

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Tribes Cross the Border to Unite for Bison Protection

9/24/2014 // By Garrit Voggesser

U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations Sign First Treaty in Over 150 Years to Restore Bison and Renew Cultural and Spiritual Connections to Buffalo Yesterday afternoon,  I witnessed leaders from U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations sign a treaty—the first […] Read more >

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The People’s Climate March Demanded Action Like Never Before – And Now, We Need to Make it Happen

9/24/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Certain moments on this journey to protect wildlife and future generations from the dangerous effects of climate change remind us that, together, we are making history. Sunday’s People’s Climate March was definitely one of those moments. National Wildlife Federation staff […] Read more >

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The Most Important Animals You May Never Notice

9/23/2014 // By Guest Author

When you peer through the surface of your local stream, you may not notice the mussels burrowed in the rocks.  These aquatic workhorses are key to keeping our streams and waterways clean. North America hosts the most diverse freshwater mussel […] Read more >

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100,000 Acres for Wild Bighorns

9/22/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Scores of wild bighorn sheep across the Northern Rockies are catching a devastating disease and dying within a few days or weeks. The bighorns are contracting deadly pneumonia from domesticated sheep that are grazing in important wildlife corridors and key […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: It Is Wilderness Week and More!

9/22/2014 // By Linda Argueta

This week marks Wilderness Week! Scheduled shortly after the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the week encourages nature lovers to head outdoors and enjoy America’s wilderness! With over 750 designated wilderness areas, we are excited to continue the fight […] Read more >

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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 >

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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 >