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Large group of sea lions hauled out on rocks. Two braying at each other in foreground.

195 People to Thank: How Hard Work and Dedication Combat Climate Change in the NPLCC Region

6/22/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

For the last nine months, I have been inspired and impressed by 195 hard-working, dedicated, thoughtful, and intelligent people. These people hail from Alaska and British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and California. They work for our federal, state, provincial, and […] Read more >

Close-up of yellow and red tulip

Captivated by a Landscape: Four Special or Ordinary Places to Take Your Breath Away

6/21/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

Spectacular rainforests are closer to home than you might think. The entire North American coastline from southern Alaska to central California is home to some of the last intact coastal temperate rainforests in the world. It is a stunning landscape, […] Read more >

The intrepid Yosemite toad (photo by Beth Pratt)

The Love Song of the Yosemite Toad

6/5/2012 // By Beth Pratt

“Before the swallow, before the daffodil, and not much later than the snowdrop, the common toad salutes the coming of spring after his own fashion, which is to emerge from a hole in the ground, where he has lain buried […] Read more >

California quail in front of California poppies

Photo of the Day: Quail Among Poppies

5/4/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Create a haven for critters in your own backyard and have it designated as an official Certified Wildlife Habitat site. Certify in the month of May and we’ll plant a tree in your honor!   This Photo of the Day […] Read more >

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Cast of Nickelodeon’s Victorious! Encourages Schools to Go Green with Eco-Schools USA

5/3/2012 // By NWF

The cast of Nickelodeon’s Victorious! (Matt Bennett, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Avan Jogia, Daniella Monet and Leon Thomas III) took time recently to encourage schools to get green through the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program: They have experienced the […] Read more >

A bobcat on the prowl at Fort Ord National Monument (Flickr: Conservation Lands Foundation)

A Monumental Announcement for Fort Ord Wildlife

5/1/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

President Obama recently named Fort Ord America’s newest National Monument–an area encompassing nearly 15,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat in Monterey County, California.  A National Monument is a protected area that has significant natural, cultural, and scientific value and is […] Read more >

Mono Lake in California

Photo of the Day: Mono Lake

4/26/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Photography Tips Learn how to take great sunrise and sunset photos with these 8 tips from a pro photographer. This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or […] Read more >

Crashing waves at White Point Beach, California

Photo of the Day: Waves Crashing on the California Coast

4/23/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

  This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.   Read more >

White Egret in the Waters of the Bay-Delta

Undermining the Endangered Species Act in the Bay-Delta Estuary

2/28/2012 // By Rachel Pietron

The House of Representatives is poised to vote on H.R. 1873, the “San Joaquin Water Reliability Act”. Touted as a bill that will ease access to water for Californians, the legislation’s real purpose is redistributing the water in a way […] Read more >

A tender moment during the elk rut at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone

Happy Valentine’s Day: My Best Photos and Videos of Wildlife L’Amour

2/13/2012 // By Beth Pratt

Love is in the air…and not just for people. Wildlife have their own rituals of l’amour, although they usually don’t involve boxes of chocolates or bouquets of flowers. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, here are some of my favorite photos and […] Read more >