2014 Archives

Hiking in the Swan range, looking out over the Mission Mountains wilderness. Photo credit: Hayley Newman

My Public Lands Story

10/3/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman On September 27th, thousands of people from across the country celebrated National Public Lands Day. In Montana, public lands enthusiasts joined rallies, volunteered on various public lands improvement projects, and took advantage of free access […] Read more >

Red footed booby.  Photo by USFWS - Pacific

Newly Expanded Reserve Provides a Haven for Marine Wildlife

10/2/2014 // By Les Welsh

In a significant step forward for marine wildlife and our planet’s ocean ecosystems, President Obama last week authorized the expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The President’s proclamation expands the existing monument from 83,000 square miles to […] Read more >

Bighorn sheep. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest Entrat Rick Miller.

Last Chance to R.O.A.R. for Bighorn Sheep

10/1/2014 // By Jenni Lopez

NWF has joined Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. campaign in order to REACH OUT, ACT, and RESPOND for bighorn sheep. These iconic American animals are counting on us. Without a safe place to roam, we will see their numbers continue to decline. Read more >

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The Walking Dead vs. Wildlife

10/1/2014 // By Hillary Esquina

The Walking Dead is back! Next time you’re plagued by anxiety over the idea of half-rotten corpses munching on you in the dark, remember this: if there was ever a zombie uprising, wildlife would come to our rescue. That’s because zombies are […] Read more >

Acorn Woodpecker with Acorn

Nuts for Wildlife

9/30/2014 // By David Mizejewski

When we think of autumn, the first image that comes to mind is colorful leaves falling from the trees. Leaves, however, aren’t the only thing falling in the fall. This is the season of the nut as well, and many species […] Read more >

Monarch Butterfly by Bernadette Banville

The Goldenrod Allergy Myth

9/26/2014 // By Kelly Senser

Goldenrod blooms are an autumn delight—both for human admirers and wildlife visitors. I can’t help but smile when I see the sunny blossoms, teeming with pollinators. That’s what makes hearing the native plants (Solidago spp.) regarded as the main cause […] Read more >

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NWF Launches #SaveLACougars Campaign

9/26/2014 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Two years ago, I read the story of P-22, the mountain lion living in the middle of Los Angeles and immediately became intrigued. How could this big cat be surviving in the middle of the second largest city in the […] Read more >

Lupine and other wildflowers, North Cascades National Park

Weekly News Roundup: National Public Lands Day is almost here!

9/26/2014 // By Linda Argueta

This Saturday marks National Public Lands Day! As the largest volunteer day for America’s public lands, this day does what we at the National Wildlife Federation love to do: Connect Americans with nature. If you have not already done so, […] Read more >

Marmot taken at Mt. Rainier National Park by Sarah Parslow.

Roll Up Your Sleeves for America’s Lands

9/25/2014 // By Emily Lande

This Saturday, folks across the country will be celebrating National Public Lands Day by taking to the streets (and by streets, I mean forests, trails, mountains, lakes, streams, and rivers) to revel in America’s shared backyard. As the largest volunteer […] Read more >

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Monarchs Over Chesterfield

9/25/2014 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

This morning we took a tour of the NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in Chesterfield, MO – just outside of St. Louis.  The city has been certified for 10 years and it showed – everywhere you looked were bees, birds, […] Read more >