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Jane Kirchner has spent more than 20 years helping save open lands and advocating for the protection of wildlife habitat. She loves working on programs that connect people who care about wildlife and the environment to actions they can take to make a difference. Jane coordinates online strategy campaigns at NWF and during her free time likes to spend as much time as she can outdoors, especially in places where native species are found.
The Real Cougars of L.A.

Meet the Real Cougars (Mountain Lions) of L.A.

9/22/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

Blonde. Powerful. Amazing teeth. Not the Real Housewives—but mountain lions, the real cougars of L.A! These wide roaming and territorial cats are at risk because their habitat is being cut up and cut off by highways and development. Twelve mountain …

Animals' Bridge

COOL CROSSINGS: Vote for Your Favorite Wildlife Crossing

9/9/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

We have 3.9 million miles of public roads crisscrossing the country, with many running right through prime wildlife habitat. Sadly, millions of birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians are killed by vehicles. Thankfully, in some places, wildlife experts are helping all …

bluebird on oak

Ten Favorite Trees for Wildlife

4/21/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

It’s tree planting time and a chance to plant, restore and protect natives that provide wildlife habitat and nourish the natural world.  Here are ten of our favorite native trees and the benefits they provide for a whole host of …

Insiders Call-in

Go Ahead, Ask Them Anything About Wildlife

3/25/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

  You’re in luck! This April 12th, you can ask two of the top wildlife experts in the country – NWF Chief Scientist Doug Inkley and Celebrity Naturalist David Mizejewski – ANYTHING about wildlife during our MEMBERS ONLY Protecting Wildlife …

American Avocet

Why Chicks Need Potholes

2/6/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

I find this strange to say, but I want more potholes. Not the failure-of-asphalt kind that wreak havoc with cars. I want more of the kind Mother Nature makes, the ones that beautiful shorebirds like the American Avocet use to …

Canada Lynx

Five Species that will be Forever Harmed by Keystone XL

1/16/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

There are many compelling reasons to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. But the most immediate reason to say NO to Keystone? Wildlife already at risk will suffer catastrophic losses if this pipeline project moves forward.


An Open Letter to the Last Wild Bison of America

11/11/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Dear wild bison, It’s time you made a comeback. But first, I want to apologize. Even though you are magnificently large and swift – the largest terrestrial animal in North America – our forefathers hunted you to the brink of …


A Way Forward to Protect Osprey’s Coastal Habitat

11/3/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

The awe-inspiring osprey are found near ponds, rivers, lakes and along our coastal waterways. But coastal development combined with the impacts of superstorms and extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy could spell trouble for coastal communities and wildlife.

bighorn lamb and ewe

100,000 Acres for Wild Bighorns

9/22/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Scores of wild bighorn sheep across the Northern Rockies are catching a devastating disease and dying within a few days or weeks. The bighorns are contracting deadly pneumonia from domesticated sheep that are grazing in important wildlife corridors and key …

Bighorns on ledge

Take Action for Wild Bighorn Sheep at Risk

9/3/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Right now, bighorn sheep who make their home in the mountains running through Idaho and Montana are at risk of disease transmission from domestic sheep grazing at a U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility in Idaho. For wild bighorn sheep, transmission of disease …