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Gardens certified by National Wildlife Federation as wildlife habitat

New Research Shows Certified Wildlife Habitats Help Animals Thrive

11/2/2011 // By NWF

Steffenie Widows is a native of Orlando, Florida, where she received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Rollins College. A few years ago, she moved to Madison,Wisconsin, to pursue a Master’s Degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development at the […] Read more >

Photo by Morguefile.com

A New Way to Give to Wildlife: Shift My Gift

10/31/2011 // By NWF

Shift My Gift launched August 15th of this year and has started to change the way people donate to non-profit organizations – and how they celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Read more >

Great horned owl by Larry Hitchens

5 Spook-tacular Animals to Welcome to Your Garden this Halloween

10/26/2011 // By NWF

Each year at Halloween, popular decorations and public perceptions can give some animals a reputation for being menacing or malignant. But some of these creepy critters, like spiders, owls and bats, can be especially beneficial to your backyard habitat. Owls […] Read more >

Campus Landscapes as Ideal Avenues for Conservation Practices

10/5/2011 // By NWF

Guest post by Indiana Wildlife Federation project manager Marija Watson This season, Indiana universities and campuses will be invited to join Landscaping the Sustainable Campus, a program focused on using a more sustainable approach to manage campus grounds. Through this […] Read more >

Caernarvon Delta, August 2011 (NWF staff photo)

Waterfowl Finding New Homes in Thriving Mississippi River Wetlands Restoration Project

8/31/2011 // By NWF

By Maura Wood, National Wildlife Federation Coastal Louisiana Senior Outreach Coordinator Our boat left the canal, rounded a small spit of land, and emerged into the outfall area of the Caernarvon freshwater diversion, known as Big Mar – Big Sea. […] Read more >

(flickr | Lana_aka_BadGRL)

Join Me: Support the Growth of Environmental Education in Colorado

8/30/2011 // By NWF

This post was written by Julie Gustafson, Senior Regional Education Manager working out of NWF’s Boulder, CO office Yesterday, I took the opportunity to participate in the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) Denver focus group meant to inform the development […] Read more >

Algal bloom at dock

Toxic Algae Bloom Confirmed in Western Lake Erie

8/9/2011 // By NWF

Julie Mida Hinderer is a research assistant at the NWF Great Lakes Regional Center, working on a report on nutrients and harmful algal blooms. It’s official – western Lake Erie is experiencing its first toxic algae bloom of the year. […] Read more >

(photo by Na'Taki Osborne Jelks)

Guest Post: Celebrating the 10th Annual Atlanta Earth Tomorrow Summer Institute

8/9/2011 // By NWF

This is a guest post from Dejia Freeman, a graduate of the National Wildlife Federation’s Atlanta Earth Tomorrow Program and current program assistant for Earth Tomorrow. The Southeast Regional Center of the National Wildlife Federation, community partners, graduates, and current […] Read more >

Hope for Coastal Louisiana: Reconnecting the Mississippi with its Delta

7/21/2011 // By NWF

This post was written by Dr. Alisha Renfro, a coastal scientist with NWF working on the Mississippi River Delta restoration in coastal Louisiana. She has Ph.D. in Marine and Atmospheric Science from Stony Brook University. Every year, in the spring, […] Read more >

via Tollers/Flickr

HEAT WAVE: Bad News (for) Bears, and Us!

7/21/2011 // By NWF

The following is a guest post by NWF Senior Scientist Dr. Doug Inkley. This heat wave is bad!  The eastern U.S. is suffering through stifling heat and humidity, which have caused 22 deaths already.  The U.S. Weather Service says heat […] Read more >