Abby Barber

As the National Wildlife Federation's blog administrator, Abby enjoys writing and learning about how we can help wildlife and our communities. If you have any relevant wildlife blog ideas, tweet them to her @BlueHenAbby14

5 Fascinating Facts from Ranger Rick: Shark Week Edition

It’s that fun time of the year again – Shark Week! It also happens that Ranger Rick magazine dedicated a feature in the June/July issue to teaching us about these …

7 National Parks to Camp in this Summer

Did you know the National Park System includes 407 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, DC, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands? These …

Help Wildlife with Your Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words. Whether you’re using professional digital cameras, film, smartphones or tablets, you can capture compelling images that will have a profound impact on wildlife. …

Natural Navigation: Taking Pointers from Wildlife Travelers

“Starting Route…” Imagine never needing to hear those two words again – to know how to get around a campsite or trail without needing a GPS or map. How great …

National Conservation Achievement Awards

Teaching Sustainable Practices: NWF Honors the NYC iSchool

Connecting kids with nature helps to further their personal and educational development. Studies have shown that exposure to environment-based education significantly increases student performance on tests of critical thinking skills, …

National Conservation Achievement Awards

A Voice for Restoring Wildlife: NWF Honors Jim Posewitz

Thanks in part to National Wildlife Federation’s mission to restore bison to the American West, bison are making a comeback. With conservationists like Jim Posewitz, who work every day for …

Enhancing the Farm Bill: NWF Honors Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Over half of the land in the lower 48 states is actively managed for farming, ranching, and tree production. Sustainable management of these “working lands” is critical to conserving wildlife …

Redwood Forest

Conserving Our Forests: NWF Honors the Forest Stewardship Council

Have you ever seen this symbol on food, paper, plant, or cosmetic wrappers? Ever wondered what it meant? It is the symbol for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international, …

Eating and Growing Local to Sustain Wildlife

Farmers markets benefit local communities in a variety of ways, from boosting the local economy to supplying an array of fresh, oftentimes sustainably grown food to helping small farmers whose …

Twelve Native Milkweeds for Monarchs

The monarch butterfly population in North America has plummeted by over 90% in just the last 20 years. Destruction of America’s grasslands ecosystems, commercial agricultural practices and even conventional gardening have all …

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