2014 Archives

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National Forests Support Recreation Economy

7/23/2014 // By Frank Sturges

Every year, over 160 million visitors head to our National Forests and Grasslands. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts contribute more to the economy than anything else the U.S. Forest Service does—more even than timber, grazing, and mineral development combined. Tapping our public lands […] Read more >

The Preserve was the first approved “Waif Tortoise Recipient Site” in the state and in December 2011 we adopted 4 female gopher tortoises.  Photo from City of Oakland Park.

Threatened Gopher Tortoises Benefit from Florida Community Wildlife Habitat

7/22/2014 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

Our amazing Garden for Wildlife volunteers in Oakland Park, FL are making a difference for the threatened gopher tortoise. The city, which is located in Broward County and is smack dab in the middle of the Miami metropolitan area, is working to […] Read more >

Bill Dvorak, in the green shirt to the left, took Sen. Mark Udall, front right, on a river trip through Browns Canyon over the Fourth of July holiday. Photo by Luke Dvorak

Coloradans Want Browns Canyon to be the Next National Monument

7/22/2014 // By Judith Kohler

For Bill Dvorak, permanent protection for southern Colorado’s Browns Canyon has been a long time coming. Dvorak is the National Wildlife Federation’s public lands organizer in Colorado He’s also one of the best-known outfitters in the state and has been leading […] Read more >

A moose passes through Pierce Pond in Maine. South Portland's City Council this week showed that local communities can band together in powerful ways to stand up for themselves and their wildlife. Photo credit: Flickr user Michael Lepore.

Tar Sands Vote in Maine Shows Communities Can Stand Up For Wildlife and Win Big

7/22/2014 // By Annie Mackin

The people of South Portland, Maine, made historic news last night. Based on overwhelming vocal public concern about the dangers of toxic tar sands to wildlife and the community, the City Council passed an ordinance that prevents the Portland Pipe […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: NWF’s Photo Contest Deadline Extended and more

7/18/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Every year, the National Wildlife Federation holds a photo contest for wildlife enthusiasts. In its 44th year, the National Wildlife Photo Contest offers winners the opportunity to have their photo featured in an upcoming issue of National Wildlife magazine! Originally, […] Read more >

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Getting Wildlife (Safely) to the Other Side of the Road

7/18/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

More and more, mountain lions are tragically being injured or killed on the heavily-trafficked roads outside Los Angeles that cut through their mountain habitat. And as sprawling development consumes significant portions of the remaining green spaces in our country’s largest […] Read more >

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Wildfire Season in Full Swing

7/18/2014 // By Frank Sturges

Wildfire season is in full swing and states across the West are starting to feel the burn. From the over 20,000 acre Mills Canyon fire in Washington to a wildfire in a remote Wilderness Area in the Sequoia National Forest in California, sparks are […] Read more >

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Obama Administration Announces Progress for Offshore Wind Power in New Jersey

7/17/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Momentum continues to build on the journey toward realizing America’s offshore wind power potential. Today, Interior Secretary Jewell kicked off the leasing process for New Jersey’s 344,000 acre Wind Energy Area marking a key milestone in the process for offshore […] Read more >

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The Beauty in Your Backyard

7/17/2014 // By Jenni Lopez

Even nature’s tiniest details are beautiful – see if you can capture them! Submit to the National Wildlife Photo Contest today! Read more >

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Camping, Community, Fun!

7/17/2014 // By Guest Author

By Elayne Elliott The NWF Atlanta office celebrated Great Outdoors Month by hosting its 4th annual Great American Backyard Campout at the Outdoor Activity Center in Southwest Atlanta with help from partners, the USDA Forest Service and the West Atlanta Watershed […] Read more >