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.

Congressional Spending Bill Delivers Wins for Wildlife

Congressional negotiators have agreed on a massive spending bill known as the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill, and from a wildlife conservation perspective, there’s a lot to like. The …

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 …

golden-winged warbler

A golden opportunity for the golden-winged warbler

What’s on the Horizon for the Great Lakes in 2018?


Wildlife Alert: Is Your Member of Congress on The List?

Four Questions About the New Line 5 Pipeline Report

In June, the state of Michigan released a draft report on alternatives to Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which pumps up to 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids …

Why the Line 5 Oil Pipeline Threatens the Great Lakes

An aging oil pipeline moves 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids per day along the bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron …

When Our Water Turns Green

It wasn’t Chicago, and it wasn’t St. Patrick’s Day. In mid-September 2017, Toledo’s Maumee River turned a bright green, matching the western Lake Erie it empties out to, carrying the …

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