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A Low Point for Protecting Wildlife and Wild Places

10/2/2015 // By Guest Author

September 30, 2015 will go down as a low point in the history of the conservation movement in the United States of America. Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire. The Land and Conservation Fund was created …


Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice Campaign

9/24/2015 // By Guest Author

Walking your dog along the trails at Ashland Nature Center, bird watching off the boardwalk at the DuPont Environmental Education Center, picking vegetables at Coverdale Farm Preserve, and canoeing on the Abbott’s Mill pond are a big part of Delaware …

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Planet at the Crossroads

9/1/2015 // By Guest Author

Editor’s Note: The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will be the first major international conservation event held in the United States in decades, and the decisions made there will have impacts that last for generations. National Wildlife Federation, as a …

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Warm as an Angry Bear

7/17/2015 // By Guest Author

About 10 years ago I was on the Dean River in British Columbia, kicking back in camp after a great day of fishing. When dinner wrapped up, four of us went out for a walk and we ended up being …

Alabama Plants Trees for Wildlife

7/7/2015 // By Guest Author

I have worked with the Alabama Wildlife Federation, a National Wildlife Federation affiliate, for almost eight years as an educator, focusing mainly on educating Alabama’s youth and public about conservation of our natural resources. The Alabama Wildlife Federation is always looking for …

Fracking in North Texas: A Local Perspective

7/1/2015 // By Guest Author

“Fracking,” short for a method of extracting gas or oil from the ground called hydraulic fracturing was not in my vocabulary when I moved to Denton, Texas in August of 2011. I soon grew an affection for the town, and …

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North Carolina Plants Trees for Wildlife

6/24/2015 // By Guest Author

When National Wildlife Federation offered affiliates, such as the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, FREE native trees right before the busy Earth Day month of April, I ordered one thousand, optimistic that I could find homes for them considering we had …

Jake Brown of VNRC stands along tracks that currently carry dangerous oil cars along the banks of Lake Champlain.  Photo by Jim Murphy NWF.

We Must Act to Protect Lake Champlain from an Oil-by-Rail Disaster

6/19/2015 // By Guest Author

Most Vermonters are aware that our state legislature recently passed – and Vermont Governor Shumlin signed – ambitious legislation aimed at cleaning up Lake Champlain and the state’s rivers and streams.  At the same time, many state leaders are talking …

Students enjoy exploring and interacting with nature. Photo by Teri Brennan

Teaching a Kindergarten Class in the Great Outdoors

5/27/2015 // By Guest Author

How many children get to say that they spent the morning not only in the great outdoors, but doing their part to help wildlife as well? One perfectly sunny, but breezy day in May, my kindergarten class at P.S. 197 …

Students helping in the "Enchanted Garden" on campus. Photo by Paula Hewitt Amram

Bronx Eco-School’s Earth Day Event Showcases Many Aspects of Sustainability

5/7/2015 // By Guest Author

Bronx Theater High School is one of eight schools on the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Campus. The JFK Campus building boasts a large solar panel installation that generates 5% of the Facility’s total energy. I was proud to be at …