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By Mark Benfield, Louisiana State University

Of Sea Monsters and Men

6/13/2013 // By Mary Price

A new video has hit the internet showing an extraordinary and rarely seen sea creature deep in the Gulf of Mexico. The oarfish video originally recorded in 2011, was recently released in conjunction with an explanation of the creature which appeared […] Read more >

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Climate Change Spells Peril for Puffins (Updated)

6/4/2013 // By Mary Price

With its distinctive appearance, the Atlantic puffin has been endowed with colorful names—from “sea parrot” to “the clown of the sea,” and even “sea rooster.” Nicknames aside, these tuxedoed waddlers are causing increased concern and sounding a now all-too-familiar alarm […] Read more >

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Let’s Talk Turkey: Conservation, Traditions, and Turkey Season

5/29/2013 // By Rachel Dawson

As the unofficial start of summer rolls in, and brings with it all the excitement of family barbeques and weekends in the sun, I’m actually pretty bummed.  For me, it’s much less the beginning of a new season—but the end […] Read more >

Less Water, More Wildlife — What’s Not to Love about Native Plants?

5/16/2013 // By Judith Kohler

Some gardeners want to cut their water and chemical use. Others want to attract more butterflies, birds and bees. Whatever the reason, Denver-area gardeners seem to be increasingly interested in indigenous flowers, grasses and shrubs. Every May for the past […] Read more >

1-2-3-4, Who’re We Gonna Cheer For? Eco-Schools!

5/1/2013 // By Judith Kohler

“Way to go Cougars!” a student at Copper Mesa Elementary in Highlands Ranch exclaimed as the gym full of students cheered. The occasion was a kind of pep assembly at the Denver-area school, but it was unlike any pep assembly […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup- April 26, 2013

4/26/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Honoring the River: How Hardrock Mining Impacts Tribal Communities April 25- For more than a century, American Indian tribes […] Read more >

Río Grande del Norte National Monument in Northern New Mexico. BLM photo.

A Shining Jewel: El Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

3/25/2013 // By John W. Gale

Hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts are celebrating the designation of America’s newest national monument – the 240,000-acre El Rio Grande del Norte in northern New Mexico. The ink is still fresh on President Obama’s declaration, but the widespread community and […] Read more >

We should keep these guys around, if only to avoid having to pick a new national bird.

Teaming With Wildlife Fights for Wildlife Conservation Funding

3/15/2013 // By Ryan Kingston

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to be part of an eloquently chaotic event known as a fly-in, compounded by the ‘snowquester,’ an unfortunate combination of a major snowstorm false alarm and the Federal Budget crisis. NWF regularly hosts […] Read more >

Sucia Island State Park is a 564-acre marine park with 77,700 feet of shoreline. Sucia Island is considered the crown jewel of the state's marine park system. It is consistently ranked as one of the top boating destinations in the world. Sucia Island and several smaller islands comprise the "Sucia group."

Share Your Photos to Protect Washington’s State Parks

3/12/2013 // By Cathy Curley

Next week, our beloved Washington State Parks will turn 100 years old, but their future is uncertain as budget cuts put the entire park system at risk. The thought of losing these special places tugs at my heart.  As I […] Read more >

Flickr:USFWS/Rocky Mountain-Prairie Region. The black-footed ferret is one of North America's rarest species.

Black-footed Ferrets — Will They be the Comeback Kits?

3/7/2013 // By Judith Kohler

The black-footed ferret has gone from near oblivion to the brink of recovery in about three decades. The lithe, little weasel with the bandit-like mask was thought to be extinct until a ranch dog named Shep carried a dead ferret to […] Read more >