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Water Reclamation Area Becomes Certified Wildlife Habitat

Guest Post by Lisa Limbert Tucked into the fast-growing city of Gilbert, Arizona, the Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is a ground water reclamation project that was designed to …

The Preserve was the first approved “Waif Tortoise Recipient Site” in the state and in December 2011 we adopted 4 female gopher tortoises.  Photo from City of Oakland Park.

Threatened Gopher Tortoises Benefit from Florida Community Wildlife Habitat

Our amazing Garden for Wildlife volunteers in Oakland Park, FL are making a difference for the threatened gopher tortoise. The city, which is located in Broward County and is smack dab …

Doane Wildlife and Conservation Organization/Sarah Genrich photographer

NWF Certified Wildlife Habitats Coming to a College Near You!

National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife program has been helping individuals and communities certify their wildlife habitats and take action on behalf of wildlife since 1973. The program engages homeowners, …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Howard Cheek.

Top 7 Garden for Wildlife Questions, Answered

During Garden for Wildlife Month we heard from many of you with questions about creating the best wildlife-friendly gardens. Here are answers to seven of the most frequently asked questions. If you’re …

Wood duckling jumps from nest by Harlan Albers.

Wood Ducklings Jump, But Don’t Worry, They Bounce

Wood ducks are special to North America because they are found nowhere else in the world. They were threatened with near extinction in the late 1800s and early 1900s when habitat destruction …

Weekly News Roundup: Great American Backyard Campout Quickly Approaching and more

  |   May 30, 2014

With June only a couple of days away, that leaves our Great American Backyard Campout only a couple of weeks away! This year, we are aiming for 200,000 people to join …

Radish cover crop growing in winter wheat residue (Sept. 2013) provided lasting wildlife benefits.

Evidence Builds: No Till and Cover Crops Make Working Lands More Wildlife-Friendly

In late April, when the snow finally receded (I didn’t think spring would ever get here), I decided to take a walk through my field that was winter wheat last …

RedLeggedFrog_Jamie Bettaso Marin

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 …

Weekly News Roundup: Our Wildlife Legacy and more

  |   May 9, 2014

With Mother’s Day around the corner, NWF has released a new report: Wildlife Legacy: Climate Change and the Next Generation of Wildlife. Emphasizing the stress climate change is causing wildlife parents, …

Orca whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington. Photo donated by Katie Jones.

Today is a Big Day for Washington Wildlife

It’s a BIG DAY! We can make a big difference to protect Washington’s wildlife and get more kids outdoors with nature through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG online giving event—happening today …

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