AWF works towards the Catalina sheep recovery effort. Photo by AWF

Affiliate of the Week: Arizona Wildlife Federation

In honor of our 80th Anniversary celebration throughout 2016, the National Wildlife Federation is recognizing each of our Affiliate Partners in a special “Affiliate of the Week” blog series that …

Ben Alteneder, Board member for the Arizona Wildlife Federation, speaks with Interior Secretary Salazar at Grand Canyon National Park. Photo by Ben Alteneder

Support Recreational Access in Public Lands

From the Mogollon Rim to the Coronado Forest, from Escudilla Mountain to the San Pedro River riparian area, hunting, fishing and wildlife watching are long traditions that drive many of the …

Flickr/ Martin Ely

Water Reclamation Area Becomes Certified Wildlife Habitat

Guest Post by Lisa Limbert Tucked into the fast-growing city of Gilbert, Arizona, the Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is a ground water reclamation project that was designed to …

Dean Peak Wildfire, Arizona (Bureau of Land Management/Herberta Schroeder)

Deadly Wildfires Permanently Changing Arizona’s Desert Forest Wildlife Habitats?

America’s worst wildfire-fighting tragedy in generations struck on Sunday as 19 firefighters were killed near Yarnell, Arizona. The impacts of the firestorm on wildlife and ecosystems will take much longer …

Gambel's quail and a desert cottontail; Pima County, Arizona

Photo of the Day: Desert Cottontail Shadowing Gambel’s Quail

Storm over Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona

Photo of the Day: Sunrise Storm Over the Grand Canyon

Whitewater-Baldy Fire, New Mexico on June 6, 2012. Credit: Kari Greer, USFS Gila National Forest.

Connecting the Dots: How Climate Change is Fueling Western Wildfires

Fire truck at Arizona's Wallow Fire, June 2011 (US Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests)

Science Connects Climate Change and Wildfires. Why Won’t the Media?

One of the least-controversial impacts of the climate crisis is more frequent, severe and damaging wildfires in America’s West. Why won’t reporters say so? As my National Wildlife Federation colleague …

2011 Wildfire Season: A Glimpse of What’s to Come?

When most people think of spring, they picture refreshing April showers, beautiful blooming gardens, outdoor barbeques and pleasant temperatures. For people in the southwest, however, spring often means gusting winds, …

Two-Minute Video: An AZ. Man Who Feeds Thousands of Hummingbirds (In A Day)

Jesse Hendrix has a ranch in Arizona along the migration route for many species of hummingbirds.  During the peak of migration, as many as 9,000 hummers will visit him in …

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