Conservation

Engaging All Americans in Conservation

A survey of national park visitors in 2008-2009 commissioned by the National Park Service found that just over 20% of park visitors were minorities, yet minorities make up nearly 40% …

Get Outside on Delaware River Waterways this Fall

Yet, the sad fact remains that many of the 15 million people who rely on the Delaware River for clean drinking water don’t have the chance to experience wildlife and wild …

The Antiquities Act Under Attack

In the late 1800s, “pot-hunters” – private collectors and thieves – prowled the Southwest in search of artifacts and prehistoric sites, leaving behind a trail of looted dwellings, remains, and …

Living Fossils At Risk

Yet, human development has created uncertainty about their ability to endure the millennia, as development and pollution threaten their mating habitat. These remarkable, primitive creatures spawn each year in very …

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Saving Wildlife All Year Round

We save wildlife, every month, all year round. Together. Take a trip with us through the year to see how. And if you’re inspired to save wildlife too, become a …

Hard-Rock Mining Law Stuck in the Past

On Aug. 5, 2015, an estimated 3 million gallons of heavy-metal-laden mine wastewater washed down the San Juan Mountains into southwest Colorado’s Animas River. The water turned a sickly mustard yellow all …

Monarch Butterfly Ecology Camp Inspires Future Leaders

In December 2015, the National Wildlife Federation named San Antonio, TX a Monarch Champion City for committing to accomplish all of the actions under the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, and partnered …

Vieques Wildlife Refuge Saved from Auction Block

The decision by members of Congress to leave the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge intact benefits thousands of wildlife species, some of which are not found anywhere else on earth. This …

Congress, Leave the Strutting to Sage-Grouse

The greater sage-grouse’s annual mating dance on leks, or breeding grounds, is a one-of-a-kind spectacle that draws bird watchers from around the world to the Western U.S. The male sage-grouse …

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 …

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