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Comparison of fish at the same age, reared in the main river channel (left) and reared in the floodplain (right). Source: Jeffres et al., 2008

Puget Sound’s Vanishing Salmon

3/20/2012 // By NWF

In the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with the kinds of surroundings that most people just read about in the glossy pages of magazines. Accordingly, we want to build homes and businesses as close to that natural beauty as we can get – often, in floodplains. Unfortunately, in doing so, we destroy the natural systems that sustain this essential ecosystem. Read more >

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The Slow Revival of America’s Grizzlies

3/19/2012 // By NWF

During the winter of 1804-05, when they were camped for the season in North Dakota, the Lewis and Clark Expedition heard the Mandan Indians speak of a fearsome great “white” bear that they’d encounter further west. Sure enough, the following year they became the first non-indigenous Americans to encounter grizzly bears. Read more >

George Gay, from National Wildlife Federation's Northeast Climate Change Program

From Father to Son, a Love of Conservation

3/9/2012 // By NWF

A love of conservation is passed down through the generations in this story of fathers and sons. Read more >

Scranton Rally - Ed Perry

Guest Post: Pennsylvanians Don’t Have a Friend in Senator Toomey

3/7/2012 // By NWF

Ed Perry is an aquatic biologist who retired in 2002 after a 30-year career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, where he supervised the section responsible for protecting streams and wetlands. Since 2007, has traveled across Pennsylvania as an […] Read more >

Early budding trees are confused by the weather. via Nathan Walls/Flickr

GUEST POST: Making a Mild Winter Count

3/7/2012 // By NWF

Kimberly Burger Capozzi is a mom and freelance writer based outside Pittsburgh, PA. She has written about parenting issues, wind power and military spending programs, and chronicles her family’s efforts to cook wholesome meals at www.chefzi.blogspot.com. It doesn’t feel like […] Read more >

An iceless lake in Bare Brook State Park

Guest Post: A Bare Bear Brook Park

2/28/2012 // By NWF

Eric Orff is a wildlife biologist. He retired from New Hampshire Fish and Game in 2007 after a 31 year career as a biologist. He currently is a consultant to the National Wildlife Federation and is the Merrimack County Fish […] Read more >

Mid-Week Refresh: Kristen Bell’s Sloth Meltdown

2/2/2012 // By NWF

Ranger Rick magazine just published an adorable — and informative — article about the Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. It was published at a time when sloths are enjoying quite a bit of fame. For example, we love this video […] Read more >

Snowshoe Hare (National Park Service photo)

GUEST POST: The Snowshoe Hare is Pennsylvania’s Polar Bear

2/1/2012 // By NWF

Ed Zygmunt was named the National Wildlife Federation’s 2007 Affiliate Volunteer of the Year for his advocacy on climate change and other critical environmental issues affecting America’s sportsmen and women. He served as an aide to former U.S. Representative Christopher […] Read more >

Painted bunting by Flickr's Dan Pancamo

Protect Missouri’s Forests, Fish and Wildlife

1/30/2012 // By NWF

Have you ever heard the unique whistle of a northern bobwhite quail? Seen the brilliant blue, green and red plumage of a painted bunting? Or observed the American woodcock performing its unique aerial mating dance? Read more >

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Great Blue Heron Visits NWF

1/26/2012 // By NWF

Today, staff at National Wildlife Federation’s headquarters were treated to a visit by a great blue heron, the largest heron in North America. The bird can be found as far north as Canada and as far south as South America. This […] Read more >