Great Lakes

NWF’s Great Lakes Regional Center is a leader in protecting the Great Lakes for the local wildlife and inhabitants. The team works to help restore habitats and waterways, stop invasive species, defend against sulfide mining, and support local communities across the region.

Three Ways to Take Action for Monarch Butterflies

  |   May 22, 2018

Did you know it takes an average of 29 milkweed plants to assure one adult monarch butterfly reaches adulthood? Monarch populations have fallen by 90 percent from habitat loss, pesticides, …

Eastern spotted skunk

The Mystery of the Spotted Skunk

The species of skunk that literally stands on its front paws when threatened is quickly vanishing from its historic range across our central, eastern, and southern states. Known to be …

Yellow-breasted chat.

Five Migrating Birds That May Stop in Your Yard

Right now, more than a hundred and fifty species of birds are on their way northward from tropical wintering grounds to take advantage of emerging insects, budding plants and an …

moose and calf

Last Day to Tell the Environmental Protection Agency to Keep the Clean Power Plan!

The Clean Power Plan was meant to be the first step along a path that would lead to substantial carbon emission reductions. The Plan would have been the first ever …

It’s Earth Day: Show Our Public Lands Some Love

Jefferson salamander

Why Salamanders Love Vernal Pools

Congressional Spending Bill Delivers Wins for Wildlife

Thank a Wildlife Champion Today

You did it! We started National Wildlife Week with a challenge to add 10 new supporters in the House of Representatives for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. We’re thrilled to …

Blanding's turtle

Turn the Tide for Turtles: Help Them Live to a Very Old Age

With their low metabolism and predator-proof hard shells, our native freshwater turtles are well equipped to live a long life.*  But traffic on roads slicing through habitats along with the …

Sportsmen Discuss Wildlife Recovery with Congresswoman Dingell

On a rainy Friday in February, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) met with leaders of conservation and hunting organizations and key staff with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at the …

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