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Black-footed ferret. Photo by Ryan Hagerty for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

How many grassland animals do you know?

5/4/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Last week the 2012 Farm Bill began its long journey through Congress in the Senate Agriculture Committee, where it passed 16-5. While we think it is a good starting place, there are still critical protections for wildlife that are missing. […] Read more >

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My Run in With a Mountain Lion

4/24/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Working at NWF allows me to work on issues that affect our daily lives–like mercury and carbon pollution, but also issues that will shape future generations and their connection with nature–like preventing the expansion of dirty fuels such as tar […] Read more >

Senator Tom Carter with NWF's Brenda Archambo

Outdoors-women Tells U.S. Senate to Fight Smokestack Pollution

4/20/2012 // By Brenda Archambo

As a life-long outdoors-woman and outreach consultant for NWF, I was thrilled to be invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works sub-committee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety on April 17, 2012. My testimony […] Read more >

The Author at age 3 at Mt Rainier National Park Photo: Bryn Fluharty

Getting Kids Outside to Inspire a Love of Nature

4/4/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Today we face numerous challenges in conservation. Wild lands are falling to development, pollution runs into once clean waters and climate change threatens our natural systems as we know them. The need to unite behind these issues has never been […] Read more >

Two Greater Prairie Chickens dance on a lek on Gracie Creek Ranch, Nebraska. Photo by Aaron Price

Be My Wingman – Dance of the Greater Prairie Chicken

4/4/2012 // By Lara Bryant

“The sound is just a long drawn out ‘boom’; you can just tell it’s a very old song that’s been going on for thousands of years. Kind of like an alarm clock in spring telling you to wake up; it’s […] Read more >

Papaw with a nice string of Bass Eufala

GUEST POST: On Fishing, Family and Fighting for the Future

3/25/2012 // By Guest Author

Andy McDaniels is the National Sportsmen’s Outreach Coordinator for NWF’s Vanishing Paradise Campaign to restore the Mississippi River Delta. I am the past Executive Director for the Oklahoma Wildlife Federation, the Conservation Director of prostaff for Hard Core Brands and […] Read more >

More Ways to Protect Wildlife Habitat in the 2012 Farm Bill

3/15/2012 // By Lara Bryant

As the Senate and House Agriculture Committees begin work on a new farm bill, one major question they should consider is “how can we make sure that farm bill dollars are used wisely?” Earlier this month I blogged on why […] Read more >

Study: Conservation Corps Service Builds Leadership and Teamwork Skills

3/12/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

With the release of a report from Texas A&M University and the Public Lands Service Coalition, it comes as no surprise that serving in conservation corps could be a critical factor in a participant’s decision to pursue a career in […] Read more >

Protecting the “Incredible Bounty We’ve Been Blessed With”

3/6/2012 // By Mekell Mikell

Recently, tribal leaders, landowners, hunters, anglers, conservationists, business owners and government leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. for the White House Conservation Conference. Tourism and outdoor recreation, coastal conservation, river restoration and hunting and fishing were important topics of discussion, as […] Read more >

Everyone loves a good book! Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

Welcome to the National Wildlife Federation Book Club!

3/2/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

When we’re not at work or playing outside, many of us here at the National Wildlife Federation love to read, especially when it’s a good book about the environment and nature. With that in mind, we wanted to create a […] Read more >