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NWF Naturalist Offers Bear Encounter Tips

9/14/2015 // By NWF

Encounters with black bears have been making the news lately, both in wilderness areas as well as closer to home in suburbia. National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski was recently interviewed on CNN’s Headline News Network and offered these great tips on …

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Speaking of Bears

7/8/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Bears delight us all—as M.E. Beatty wrote in Bears of Yosemite, “Of all the animals in our national parks, the bear undoubtedly ranks first in public interest.” There is a story behind the scenery of the picturesque view of a …

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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Pass the Proposal to Protect Clean Water

11/10/2014 // By Maggie Yancey

Arkansas residents have already come extremely close to losing one of their most beloved and keystone animals, the black bear. Arkansas was once unofficially known as “The Bear State,” but black bear populations reached a point of near extinction after …

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Unlikely Wildlife Companions Throughout History

10/27/2014 // By Courtney Hyde

About a month ago, the small town of Thousand Oaks, California was haunted by the ghost of a cobra – an albino monacled cobra, to be specific. For four days, this snake, believed to be kept as a pet before …

Black bears across the country are going hungry as extreme heat and drought decrease their food supply.

Climate Change Brings Black Bears Close to Home

5/30/2014 // By Mollie Simon

There is nothing like the thrill of seeing a black bear in the wild. I will never forget when I saw my first family of black bears in the Hickory Run State Park in eastern Pennsylvania. But when you see black …

Black bear in the bushes. Photo by U.S. FWS.

Black Bears in Northeast Texas Face New Threat

4/30/2014 // By Kelly Wagner

Right now, a fight is escalating between rural Northeast Texas and the urban Greater Dallas area that could impact bear habitat. The people of Northeast Texas are battling to protect their land, rivers and streams from a destructive reservoir desired …

A threatened Red Legged Frog, whose habitat was saved by NEPA review. Flickr photo by Robert Fletcher

Congress Considering Taking Public Out of Review Process for Water Projects

2/21/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

More than 40 years ago, America began to lay the groundwork for one of the pieces of environmental legislation we rely on today. It was born in part out of an era of big projects by the federal government. Interstates …

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What Will Happen to the Bears?

9/19/2013 // By Bentley Johnson

Any time I’m able to get out of DC and spend some time in the woods, I jump at the chance.  I especially like visiting national forests–they are found all over the country, have a huge variety of recreation options, …

Mt. Wonalancet, NH, not far from the route of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline (photo: Chris Schoenboem)

New Englanders Invade DC to Stay Tar Sands Free

5/8/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

An intrepid crew from Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire visited our nation’s capitol to press for action on the tar sands threat to New England. Will their message stick?

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