Conservation

Least tern family. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Ursula Dubrick

Least Terns: Life on the Edge

Least terns live life on the edge. Only nine inches long and packing just 1.5 ounces of muscle and feather, they are aptly named. Despite their size, they are prodigious …

Elk. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Steve Perry

Meet Five Species Counting on the Greater Sage-grouse

Wind blows across the vast open space, sweeping the sweet scent of sage through the air. A herd of pronghorn swiftly move across the landscape, stopping now and then to …

Spangle Lake, Sawtooth Wilderness

275,000 More Acres Safeguarded for Wildlife and Our Outdoor Heritage

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed “The Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act” championed by Idaho’s Congressman Mike Simpson and Senator Jim Risch. …

Jan Goldman-Carter, Senior Manager: Wetlands and Water, addressing the group

Extension Leaders Visit NWF Advocacy Center for Conservation Leadership Discussion

On July 13, 2015, 12 participants from the National Extension Leadership Development (NELD) program visited NWF’s National Advocacy Center to hear first-hand from staff about NWF’s experience in initiating and …

Lake Michigan. Photo by ckay via Flickr Creative Commons

NWF’s Andy Buchsbaum Receives Honor from Michigan Environmental Council

We are so pleased to share the news that Andy Buchsbaum, National Wildlife Federation’s Vice President of Conservation Action, is the recipient of the 2015 Helen & William Milliken Distinguished …

Cattle grazing in pasture in the Brazilian Amazon

How the Brazilian Beef Industry is Helping Protect Wildlife Habitat in the Amazon

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) recently announced the beta launch of a new website and the publication of a new study, highlighting the effectiveness of …

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Saving Salmon in California: A Native Perspective

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, …

Thanks to the Antiquities Act, Colorado's Brown Canyon will be conserved as a national monument. Image: Judith Kohler

The Antiquities Act: Vital for the Public, Vital for America’s Outdoor Legacy

Sportsmen and women wanted it. Hikers, mountain bikers, rafters and business owners wanted it. Veterans’ groups wanted it. So did Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Sen. Mark Udall, former Rep. …

Celebrate Women in Conservation this Women’s History Month

NWF is celebrating Women’s History Month this March by recognizing women who have made a difference in protecting our wildlife and natural resources! Women are making an impact. But their …

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Why Chicks Need Potholes

I find this strange to say, but I want more potholes. Not the failure-of-asphalt kind that wreak havoc with cars. I want more of the kind Mother Nature makes, the …

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