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Launching A Lawsuit to Protect Wildlife in Minnesota

11/14/2014 // By Guest Author

Minnesota Conservation Federation and National Wildlife Federation joined indigenous and conservation groups in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department to stop the expansion of tar sands through Minnesota without a public review of the impacts to the wildlife …

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Pledge to Recycle and Keep Wildlife Safe

11/14/2014 // By Guest Author

America Recycles Day (November 15), is an opportunity to raise awareness of waste, educate on the right ways to recycle, inspire friends and family to follow our example and ensure the safety of wildlife in the process. Right now, only 34.5% of the …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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Water Reclamation Area Becomes Certified Wildlife Habitat

9/8/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by Lisa Limbert Tucked into the fast-growing city of Gilbert, Arizona, the Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is a ground water reclamation project that was designed to be a recreation center for people and a habitat for …

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NWF Emerging Leaders Training: We All Have a Role to Play

9/4/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by Kamilah Martin What do you get when you put 17 random environmental “emerging” leaders and students in a conference room at a retreat lodge to focus on leadership and environmental stewardship? I’ll tell you what you get. …


Surprising Similarities: What’s Going on in YOUR Backyard?

8/15/2014 // By Guest Author

By Kim Kurki, author of World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide Did you ever think of hummingbirds and woodpeckers as similar? Until recently, I didn’t. Where I live in Eastern North America, Ruby-throated hummingbirds have been lapping up nectar from …

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Treasure Trove of Pacific Wildlife Need Your Support for Expanded Marine National Monument

8/8/2014 // By Guest Author

It isn’t often that you get to mention four previous Presidents—Calvin Coolidge, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush—in the same breath as our current President, Barack Obama.  But each one—three Republicans and two Democrats—has recognized that one or …

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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 …