2014 Archives

Monarch chrysalis by Avelino Maestas.

A Visual Journey Through the Monarch Life Cycle

9/5/2014 // By Dani Tinker

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 monarchs. When adult monarch butterflies migrate from their overwintering grounds […] Read more >

Students at PS 146 - the New School in Brookly, NY explore pollinators in their Schoolyard Habitat. Photo courtesy PS 146.

Welcoming Fall to Your Schoolyard Habitat

9/5/2014 // By Liz Soper

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 Schoolyard Habitat has a wide assortment of native plants to […] Read more >

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

9/4/2014 // By Guest Author

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 leadership and environmental stewardship? I’ll tell you what you get. […] Read more >

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Sound Science Needed for Gulf Restoration

9/4/2014 // By Ryan Fikes

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 passed, which will send 80% of Clean Water Act civil […] Read more >

Soybeans enjoying warmer soils thanks to no till and cover crops.

Myth Busted: Cover Crops and Soil Temperatures

9/4/2014 // By Ryan Stockwell

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 likely an extension of another long-held “truism” that no till […] Read more >

2014 Class of Emerging Leader Fellows. Photo: Chelsea Roseberry

Leaders Emerge at 2014 NWF Fellowship Training

9/3/2014 // By Crystal Grant

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 skills, establish a network of peers, and develop an action […] Read more >

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Take Action for Wild Bighorn Sheep at Risk

9/3/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

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 facility in Idaho. For wild bighorn sheep, transmission of disease […] Read more >

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

State Department Approves Illegal Scheme for Doubling Tar Sands Flowing through the Great Lakes

8/25/2014 // By Jim Murphy

Updated: Take action below to tell the State Department not to allow expansion of the Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline. On August 18, 2014, the State Department posted documents that show Enbridge has hatched a scheme to almost double the flow […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: Outdoor Enthusiasts are Ticked Off and More

8/22/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Climate change is threatening America’s outdoor culture, according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation. Ticked Off: America’s Outdoor Experience and Climate Change explains how manmade climate change has provided favorable conditions for many bothersome pests and plants, […] Read more >

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Don’t Call it a Man’s World: Women Can Fish Every Bit as Well as Men

8/21/2014 // By Russell Bassett

When it comes to fishing, the lyrics to the James Brown hit song that “this is a man’s world” has historically been pretty accurate. With several notable exceptions, fishing was primarily the passion of males … but that was then […] Read more >