2014 Archives

Squirrel in a pumpkin by Katherine Flickinger.

How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins for Wildlife

10/30/2014 // By Dani Tinker

One of my favorite parts of Halloween, is carving pumpkins. My evening walks through the neighborhood are even better with the bright orange pumpkins, highlighting the colors of autumn, and showing off creative designs. After the trick-or-treaters clear away, and Halloween is […] Read more >

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Unlikely Wildlife Companions Throughout History

10/27/2014 // By Courtney Hyde

About a month ago, the small town of Thousand Oaks, California was haunted by the ghost of a cobra – an albino monacled cobra, to be specific. For four days, this snake, believed to be kept as a pet before […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: A Victory for Bison!

10/24/2014 // By Linda Argueta

When you have such a dedicated group of people working for wildlife, it’s hard not to have success stories. Another great win for wildlife, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission has decided to transfer 146 bison from Ted Turner’s Montana […] Read more >

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Wild Bison’s Long-Awaited Homecoming Continues

10/22/2014 // By Judith Kohler

Two decades of work to restore wild bison across landscapes they once dominated continues to pay off. The latest good news is that Fort Peck in northeast Montana is getting more Yellowstone bison. The state Fish and Wildlife Commission has […] Read more >

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A Mountain Lion’s Tinder Tale

10/22/2014 // By Anne Goddard

When the mountain lion “P-22”  journeyed from his home in California’s Santa Monica Mountains in search of new territory, he somehow made it across two eight-lane freeways and landed in the green spaces of LA’s Griffith Park. He’s been there […] Read more >

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Throw a Ranger Rick Halloween Party!

10/22/2014 // By Michele Reyzer

As one of the editors for Ranger Rick magazine, I get to create lots of kid-friendly crafts and recipes. Since autumn is my favorite time of the year, coming up with fun activities for Halloween is the best part of […] Read more >

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Mentor, Mentee: Who’s helping who?

10/20/2014 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The role mentors play in the lives of students is invaluable and can often lead to extraordinary experiences, both for the mentor and the mentees. This couldn’t be more evident than for mentor, Michelle Hipps-Cruz of Overland Partners and mentees, students of Lamar Elementary School as a part of our Eco-Schools USA program. Read more >

Photo of sea stars along Cannon Beach in Oregon by Dan Klimke.

Sea Stars Still Dying Along the Oregon Coast

10/17/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I’ve read the news reporting that millions of sea stars have died along the West Coast, but for some reason it didn’t sink in until this weekend. I took a trip back home to Oregon and visited Cannon Beach. Growing up, my family […] Read more >

Pronghorn running. Photo by Kathy Gervais. National Wildlife Photo Contest donated entry.

Weekly News Roundup: Pronghorn Need Your Help and More

10/17/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Pronghorn habitat is in danger! With the release of methane gases from oil and gas development in the West, pronghorn habitat is left vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. If we do not move forward with strong rules to […] Read more >

Brook Trout and other cold water game fish are vulnerable to a warming climate (credit: USFWS)

325 Sporting Groups Support EPA’s Clean Power Plan

10/17/2014 // By Jenny Rowland

Sportsmen and women know that the wildlife they most cherish are feeling the impacts of climate change and can’t wait for solutions to the climate crisis. That’s why this week 325 national, state, and local sporting organizations and businesses signed […] Read more >