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Wildfire Season in Full Swing

Wildfire season is in full swing and states across the West are starting to feel the burn. From the over 20,000 acre Mills Canyon fire in Washington to a wildfire in a …

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Celebrating 150 Years of Yosemite and Its Remarkable Wildlife

Editor’s Note: Yosemite National Park celebrates its 150th anniversary on Monday, June 30, and although many visit for the awe-inspiring scenery, NWF’s California Director (who lives on the southwest border …

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Would You Want to Cross a Freeway in LA? Neither Do Mountain Lions…Let’s Help Them Out

When young mountain lions in the hills of Southern California venture out to find their own territory, they come up against the daunting prospect of crossing as many as ten …

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Helping California’s Legendary Frog Go the Distance

Last fall, even before we had hints of the severity of the drought that is ravaging California, I was staring at a small pond in the central part of the …

Mountain lion sharpening claws at the Wildlife Prairie State Park.

Pipeline Spill in Los Angeles Neighborhood Another Stark Reminder It’s Time to End Oil Addiction

In what’s becoming all too common news, another oil pipeline burst last night, this time on the streets of Los Angeles, America’s second largest city.  Details are still emerging, but …

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Los Angeles Mountain Lion Survives Freeways, Now Threatened by Poison Exposure

During a recent capture, Hollywood’s famous mountain lion in Griffith Park displayed symptoms of mange and tested positive to poison exposure.

Point Arena-Stornetta along California's Mendocino coastline has been added to the California Coastal National Monument. Flickr photo by BLM California.

Obama Uses Pen to Protect California Shoreline: More on Way?

President Barack Obama promised in his State of the Union address to use his authority to protect “more of our pristine federal lands for future generations” to get around congressional …

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Three Mountain Lion Kittens Killed Trying to Cross the Road in Southern California

In my blog posts, I try to focus on the good news stories for wildlife as there are certainly enough examples of the bad. Yet today I felt compelled to …

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The Evolutionary Arms Race Between Rough-Skinned Newts and Garter Snakes

A note from NWF’s California Director Beth Pratt: California Conservation Corp crew members and their leader John Griffith have embraced NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat program and certified their Ukiah campus, …

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California Drought Spurs Dangerous Attack on Endangered Species Act

Right now, all anyone can talk about in California is the drought. Our snowpack is at 12 percent of normal levels, our reservoirs resemble drained bathtubs, and our rivers are …

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