2014 Archives

People's Climate March (flickr/Moms Clean Air Force)

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 >

fanshell mussel

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 >

bighorn lamb and ewe

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 >

Edna Lake in Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho

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 >

Edna Lake in Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho

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 >

White-tailed deer eating vegetation

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 >

Weekly News Roundup: Help Save Our Red Wolves and more

9/12/2014 // By Linda Argueta

The future of the Red Wolf Recovery Program is in jeopardy according to the National Wildlife Federation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a contract to conduct a review of the Eastern North Carolina red wolf population. The […] Read more >

Students at Paterson Academy in NJ grow their own healthy snacks!

4 School Year Resolutions for Going Green

9/9/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Jessica Brown Back to school is the perfect time for making school year resolutions to go green. Habits developed in September can easily last throughout the year. By taking the time to discuss how our actions impact […] Read more >

Nature play by Michelle Mathis of Learning Landscapes

Nature Play Coming to Every Community

9/9/2014 // By Allen Cooper

Every parent who has ever watched a child play in nature has cause to rejoice. NWF’s guide Nature Play & Learning Places: Creating and Managing Places Where Children Engage with Nature shows how to design and manage nature play areas […] Read more >

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Heading to the People’s Climate March for Wildlife!

9/9/2014 // By Samantha Lockhart

On September 21st, I will be marching with climate activists from across the country in New York City to deliver a clear message: it is time to get serious about climate change. The event is called the People’s Climate March […] Read more >