Jane Kirchner’s Archive

bald eagle

Bald Eagles Soaring After Recovery

This Fourth of July marks one decade since the bald eagle glided off the endangered species list. Today, eagles soar in ever higher numbers and across all states, except Hawaii. …

pronghorn fawn

Wildlife, Public Health Endangered with Methane Rule Suspension

At the urging of fossil fuel interests, on June 12, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a two-year suspension or “stay” of core components of its 2016 final rule …

opossum and young

Opossums: Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Ticks and Lyme Disease

With the huge rise in deer tick populations and the spread of Lyme disease, many friends of wildlife are welcoming opossums into their yards. Why? Scientists have learned that opossums …

grizzly bear and cub

An optimistic agenda for wildlife – even during the nation’s turbulent times

To learn more about what we’re working on in Congress and the Administration, download your copy of the National Wildlife Federation’s 2017 legislative agenda. Focusing our nation’s leaders on a …

porcupine

QUIZ: Show Us What You Know About Trees and Wildlife

Are you up for a challenge? We’ve put together a quiz with some tricky tree and wildlife questions from our wildlife experts. Do you have what it takes to match …

Why We are Fighting for the Public Lands that Wildlife Depend On

Our wild and working public lands provide crucial habitat for wildlife and a space for people to connect to nature. Despite widespread support to keep public lands in public hands, …

Fall in Love with Wild America

In honor of Valentine’s Day, National Wildlife Federation staff members are sharing favorite wild places and hidden gems – from national parks to national forests to wildlife refuges. As naturalist …

Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis)

I want Bombus affinis in my garden

For the past three years, photographer Tony Ernst has seen rusty patched bumble bees in his garden, and every year he watches to see if they return. I’d like to …

mountains and healthy valley

President Obama’s Wildlife Conservation Wins

American presidents have incredible power to shape the conservation movement – from Theodore Roosevelt, who established the national parks system, to Richard Nixon, who created the Environmental Protection Agency. After …

moose in winter

Climate change, pollution and mining: Moose pay the price

If we need evidence that our changing climate, polluted waterways, and mining on public lands directly impacts wildlife, consider the plight of moose. The majestic animal is struggling with disease …

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