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Cactus ferruginous pygmy owl. Photo courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Trump’s Wall: Erecting New Barriers to Recovering America’s Wildlife

No matter what you think about President Trump’s immigration policies, his proposed wall along the Mexican border is bad news for America’s already beleaguered wildlife. From ocelots and javelina in …

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?

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

Western wildfires are dominating headlines in June – but the media coverage focuses only on effects while ignoring a major cause.

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, …

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