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NWF Increases Bighorn Sheep Recovery Efforts

2/3/2016 // By Kit Fischer

Last year, the National Wildlife Federation launched a new initiative to protect imperiled bighorn sheep in the west. While bighorn sheep numbers historically were estimated at 2 million nationwide, due largely to loss of suitable habitat and disease spread from …

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Ten Remarkable California Wildlife Moments in 2015

12/30/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

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 instances of “wild wonder.”  From mountain lions to sea otters, …

Photo by Steve Woodruff

No More Butting Heads: NWF’s Adopt a Wildlife Acre Program Protects Key Habitat For Bighorn Sheep

6/1/2015 // By Kit Fischer

The National Wildlife Federation’s most recent Adopt-A-Wildlife-Acre work has focused on resolving conflicts between bighorn sheep and domestic sheep that graze on public lands in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Domestic sheep frequently harbor a type of pneumonia that is easily …

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Small but Mighty: Streams and Wetlands that Matter

4/13/2015 // By Tori Leach

Marshes, wetlands, intermittent streams, and even some lakes fill from rainwater or snowmelt then empty through evaporation—coming and going throughout the year. These small but mighty habitats filter out pollution, ease the effects of flooding, and provide water for wildlife …

Bighorn sheep butting heads by Daryl Hunter.

Arizona Seeks To Modernize Renewable Energy Development

4/13/2015 // By Guest Author

Arizona Representatives Paul Gosar and Ann Kirkpatrick have been holding joint town halls as part of an ongoing effort to set aside partisan politics and provide a unified voice on issues important to their constituents – to all Arizonans. We …

Weekly News Roundup: Send us your wildlife questions and more

3/27/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Do you have questions about wildlife that you would like to be answered by a real wildlife expert? Well, here is your chance! Make a donation to NWF’s Membership Month campaign before March 31st and you’ll have the opportunity to submit your …

Browns Canyon Success! Five Species Whose Home is Now Permanently Protected

2/16/2015 // By Jennifer Janssen

Stunning and wild. Best white-water rafting in the country. Paradise for people and wildlife alike. This is Colorado’s Browns Canyon, America’s newest national monument. Located about 130 miles southwest of Denver, Browns Canyon is a unique ecosystem that provides outstanding …

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Weekly News Roundup: Defending Mountain Lion Habitat and more!

10/3/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Large urban development in California is diminishing mountain lion habitat. In the Santa Monica Mountains, mountain lions are being forced to cross heavily trafficked highways to navigate around their habitat. Fortunately, we have the opportunity to defend these mountain lions! …

Bighorn sheep. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest Entrat Rick Miller.

Last Chance to R.O.A.R. for Bighorn Sheep

10/1/2014 // By Jenni Lopez

NWF has joined Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. campaign in order to REACH OUT, ACT, and RESPOND for bighorn sheep. These iconic American animals are counting on us. Without a safe place to roam, we will see their numbers continue to decline.

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100,000 Acres for Wild Bighorns

9/22/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Scores of wild bighorn sheep across the Northern Rockies are catching a devastating disease and dying within a few days or weeks. The bighorns are contracting deadly pneumonia from domesticated sheep that are grazing in important wildlife corridors and key …

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