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Beth Pratt-Bergstrom is NWF's California Director and loves frogs, pika and wandering in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park. She has worked in environmental leadership roles for over twenty years, and in two of the country’s largest national parks: Yosemite and Yellowstone. Before joining NWF in 2011, she worked on sustainability and climate change programs for Xanterra Parks & Resorts in Yellowstone as its Director of Environmental Affairs. Beth lives outside of Yosemite with four dogs, two cats, and the many frogs who frequent her backyard frog pond.
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Saving Salmon in California: A Native Perspective

4/6/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

A note from NWF’s California Director Beth Pratt: California Conservation Corp crew members and their leader John Griffith have embraced NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat program and certified their Ukiah campus, with plans of doing more sites across California. I recently […] Read more >

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Lonely Cougars in Los Angeles Need Safe Passage to Love

2/12/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Los Angeles’s loneliest bachelor, P-22, can use all the help he can get to find love this Valentine’s Day! The plight of P-22 has been featured around the world, from the front page of the Wall Street Journal to the […] Read more >

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#SaveLACougars receives $1 million for wildlife crossing! Help us match it!

1/30/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

We have some incredible news to announce for the #SaveLACougars campaign! Yesterday, the State of California Coastal Conservancy (SCC) voted unanimously to grant $1 million to help fund the environmental assessment and design for the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon. […] Read more >

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For the Frogs: Salmon habitat restoration as a boon to threatened frog populations

1/5/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

A note from NWF’s California Director Beth Pratt: California Conservation Corp crew members and their leader John Griffith have embraced NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat program and certified their Ukiah campus, with plans of doing more sites across California. I recently […] Read more >

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A Cougar for Christmas: Mountain Lion Strolls Through a California Backyard

12/20/2014 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Yesterday morning, Sherry Kempster went outside after she heard some crows squawking in her backyard, assuming a hawk or other small animal had excited them. Instead, she discovered a mountain lion strolling along a concrete dividing wall. Luckily she had […] Read more >

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A big week in #SaveLACougars news: P22 recovers from mange and David Crosby helps with research

12/5/2014 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Have you ever seen a mountain lion cough up a hairball? Neither had I. But new photos just released by the National Park Service show P22, the celebrity lion of Los Angeles, doing just that after dining on a deer. […] Read more >

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NWF Launches #SaveLACougars Campaign

9/26/2014 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Two years ago, I read the story of P-22, the mountain lion living in the middle of Los Angeles and immediately became intrigued. How could this big cat be surviving in the middle of the second largest city in the […] Read more >

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Good News for Los Angeles Mountain Lions! CalTrans Pursuing Wildlife Crossing

7/29/2014 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

The now famous P22, the mountain lion who crossed two eight-lane freeways to find a new home, has captured the imagination of people in Los Angeles and beyond with his perilous journey and current plight. Trapped by the same freeways […] Read more >

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Celebrating 150 Years of Yosemite and Its Remarkable Wildlife

6/29/2014 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Editor’s Note: Yosemite National Park celebrates its 150th anniversary on Monday, June 30, and although many visit for the awe-inspiring scenery, NWF’s California Director (who lives on the southwest border of the park and worked in Yosemite for a decade) […] Read more >

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Photos of Wildlife Across America

6/16/2014 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

This week, I returned from a road trip vacation across America, driving from Boston to my home outside Yosemite, California. I visited four national parks, and spent an extended period in Yellowstone, where I worked for three years. During my trip, I encountered […] Read more >