Jane Kirchner’s Archive

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An American Issue: Protecting Public Lands for Fish and Wildlife

It worked! Tens of thousands of Americans, plus 41 sporting and wildlife organizations joined in demanding that public lands stay in public hands. Politicians from both parties also listened – …

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5 Endangered Species That Depend On Public Lands

These places we love are all of those things, but they are also places created to protect and restore wildlife. Our national parks, wildlife refuges and other wild public lands …

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How Much Do You Know About Wildlife Crossings?

Most people use roads on a daily basis. Yet sadly, vehicles kill millions of birds, reptiles and mammals each year. Luckily, in more and more municipalities, new crossings – overpasses, underpasses and even …

Buttonbush. Photo: Dani Tinker.

For Wild Bees, these Native Plants are Superstars

The following are eleven native plants that are superstars in helping wild, native bees survive and thrive! Plant one in your area today: Baby Blue Eyes Baby blue eyes (Nemophila …

Monarch butterflies. Photo by USFWS Southeast

Ready, Set, Go! Monarch Butterflies Racing South Ahead of Winter

Before the northern seasons turn, monarch butterflies across North America are already fluttering southward in a race against time. Weighing less than a cracker, a single butterfly may flap more …

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First Atlantic Marine National Monument Protects World’s Oldest Vertebrate

It’s just another day under the sea for the Greenland shark, the world’s longest-living vertebrate. But September 15, 2016, is also the day that nearly 5,000 square miles of this shark’s …

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Saving Over a Million Acres of Moose Habitat in Minnesota

But right now, Twin Metals, owned by Antofagasta of Chile, is proposing a massive, sulfide-ore copper mine within the Boundary Waters’ watershed, just upstream from these priceless wilderness waterways. Please …

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Amazing Species of the Atlantic Ocean

About 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is an area of little-disturbed ocean habitat that contains marine canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon and underwater mountains rising higher than …

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Five Places to Watch Wild Bison Roam

Few experiences are more awe-inspiring than seeing American bison in the wild. Bison are the largest land mammal in North America, weighing up to 2,000 pounds, and it is truly …

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Winter Havens for Snowy Owls

Snowy owls are many things – a stunning white raptor with catlike yellow eyes, the largest owl in North America, even a star in the beloved Harry Potter books and …

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