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Helen was an intern with the Safeguards Team.

Keeping common species common- preventing wildlife from becoming endangered

5/19/2011 // By Helen Chmura

   What do California’s Western Burrowing Owl, Montana’s Trumpeter Swan, and Florida’s River Otter have in common?   They’re all being conserved thanks to the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program!  It may be Endangered Species Day- a day to celebrate […] Read more >

Bald Eagle - NWF/John C Moerk

Save State and Tribal Wildlife Grants!

4/5/2011 // By Helen Chmura

  When I think of conservation successes, I think of the bald eagle.  While the Endangered Species Act was critical for the eagle’s recovery, we also need to thank the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program.  When the grant program […] Read more >

Make Solar Energy Wildlife Friendly!

4/1/2011 // By Helen Chmura

I’m a big believer in renewable energy and reducing pollution that leads to climate change, but I’m also a big believer in protecting wildlife habitat.  So, what’s a person to think when the goals of renewable energy development and protecting […] Read more >

Help the Polar Bear: Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Reclassify to Endangered

12/20/2010 // By Helen Chmura

A new study published in Nature indicates that if we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, polar bears have a better chance of avoiding extinction. Take Action for Polar Bears >> Previous studies from the USGS, which examined the effect “business as […] Read more >

Letter from a Grateful Caribou: Thank You, Presidents Eisenhower and Carter!

12/8/2010 // By Helen Chmura

Dear Presidents Eisenhower and Carter, I am a caribou from the Alaska Refuge. You didn’t hear from us much when the Refuge was created and enlarged (we caribou are not born lobbyists), but on the 50th birthday of the Arctic […] Read more >

How does the Clean Air Act affect your life?

12/3/2010 // By Helen Chmura

In honor of the 40th birthday of the Clean Air Act, I decided to figure out how much air I breathe.  It seemed an easy way to see how important clean air is to my life.  Thanks to the marvels […] Read more >

little brown bat affected by White-nose syndrome

Now that’s scary! White-nose syndrome decimating US bat populations

10/28/2010 // By Helen Chmura

It’s almost Halloween and there is no better time to spotlight an animal in need of our attention: bats! Bat populations across the northeastern United States are being destroyed by a deadly new fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome. As […] Read more >