Certified Wildlife Habitat

One of the volunteers, Babs, helping plant. Photo by Alpine CWH program

The First Community Wildlife Habitat

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

An indigo bunting, northern cardinal, goldfinch and oriole visit a bird feeding station. Photo by Melissa Penta.

Answers to Your Wildlife Gardening Questions

Will birds starve if I don’t keep my feeders filled? Feeding birds is one of the most popular hobbies, but many people fear that once they start feeding, they can’t …

Fort Lauderdale Community Wildlife Habitat Butterfly Garden Clean up. Photo by Patrick Fitzgerald

Fort Lauderdale, A Certified Wildlife-Friendly City

The city of Fort Lauderdale is known for its sandy beaches, the promenade along the A1A known as “The Strip”, and its miles of boating canals which have earned the …

Learning to Cast
photo Michael O'Leary

Raising Salmon in the Classroom

Every fall and spring, the National Wildlife Federation’s Oregon affiliate, the Association of Northwest Steelheaders pick up fish eggs from local hatcheries and deliver them to excited elementary students as …

Mukilteo Library

A New Level of Habitat Stewardship

Only a few more months remain in my AmeriCorps service term as the Education Outreach Coordinator for the Northern Rockies, Prairies and Pacific Region. Time has flown by, and it …

Photo by City of Chesterfield, MO

100 Mayors Take Action to Save the Monarch Butterfly

This month, monarch butterflies are beginning their migration north from the oyamel fir forests in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Michoacán, Mexico. As they head north they will find new friends …

Photo by David Mizejewski

Six Sustainable Ways to Maintain a Natural Garden

The National Wildlife Federation has been educating and empowering people to create wildlife-friendly gardens through the Garden for Wildlife program since 1973. Each of us can help support local wildlife …


Students Build a Monarch Refuge

The Innovation Academy is a specialized program at Martin Middle School that is focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Academy was established in Fall of 2015 with …

Certified Wildlife Habitat sign. Photo by Bernadette Banville

This Week in NWF History: Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Yard

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our history …


Monarch Heroes in Texas

This past October, our first grade Eco-Schools USA Monarch Heroes at Piney Point Elementary hosted a fabulous Garden Party in Houston, TX! The students in two of the classes had been working …

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