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Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Beth Pratt, the California Director for the National Wildlife Federation, has worked in environmental leadership roles for over twenty-five years, and in two of the country’s largest national parks: Yosemite and Yellowstone. Her new book, "When Mountain Lions are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working It Out In California," was published by Heyday Books in April of 2016.
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A Thank You From P-22, Mountain Lion of Hollywood

Despite my celebrity status as the world’s most famous mountain lion, I am pretty much just an ordinary cougar. I spend most of my time cruising through my territory, looking …

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New NWF Book Features Wildlife Success Stories

My new book, When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working it Out In California, a partnership between the National Wildlife Federation and Heyday Books, tells these remarkable tales …

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Celebrating Schools for National Wildlife Week: Kids 4 LA Cougars

This week Eco-Schools USA is proud to celebrate 78 years of National Wildlife Week with the theme “Members Matter: Working Together for Wildlife.” We want to celebrate and recognize the …

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Ten Remarkable California Wildlife Moments in 2015

As the California Director of the National Wildlife Federation, I have the best job in the world. While overseeing the organization’s conservation work in the Golden State, I continually witness …

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What a Year for #SaveLACougars! Ten Highlights from 2015

What a year for the #SaveLACougars campaign: from seeing the first design concepts of the Liberty Canyon Wildlife crossing, to raising our first $1 million for the campaign, to surprise cougar kittens …

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The Remarkable Wildlife of California’s National Wildlife Refuges

This week NWF is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. Wildlife refuges are some of the most important protected areas for wildlife in the country. In California, there’s no shortage of …

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Meet the Foxes of Silicon Valley

“What does the fox say?” asks the group Ylvis in their now famous song. Researcher Bill Leikam has some answers. His nickname, The Fox Guy, is well earned. Having spent …

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Orphaned Fisher Kits Get a Brand New Start in Yosemite

As California Director for the National Wildlife Federation, I truly do have the best job in the world. This week, I had the once-in-a-lifetime privilege of attending the release of …

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Rainn Wilson (and Ranger Rick) Want You to Help Build a Wildlife Crossing to Save Mountain Lions

Los Angeles is home to some of the worst traffic in the country, but it’s not just people that suffer from the gridlock. The region’s heavily traveled freeways threaten a …

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Celebrating the Return of the Wolf to California

  When the wolf OR-7 crossed the state line in 2011, he became the first wolf to visit California in over 90 years. He represented hope for a future of …

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