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Weekly News Roundup – June 21, 2012

6/21/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Sustainable Food Focus Added to Eco-Schools USA Program June 21 – Talk about ‘pink slime’ and whether pizza is a vegetable underscores […] Read more >

and be able to ignore 16 conservation and environmental laws which are essential in keeping habitat for animals within the 100-miles zones like bald eagles and brown bears safe.

Speak up to Protect Wildlife from Capitol Hill’s Top 4 Environmental Attacks this Week

6/19/2012 // By Rachel Pietron

Extra extra! Detroit River Catches on Fire… Thousands Extinct in the Everglades… No Public Access Allowed on Lake Champlain… Bogus headlines? For the moment yes but these hypothetical events move closer to reality this week with the legislative agendas of […] Read more >

Support Energy Programs in the 2012 Farm Bill

6/18/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and several cosponsors introduced a bill in the House that would provide considerable support for renewable energy in the 2012 Farm Bill. The Rural Energy Investment Act, which is cosponsored by 16 other members, would […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 15, 2012

6/15/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Groups Call on Senate Leaders to Support “Conservation Compliance” Amendment in Farm Bill June 15 – One hundred organizations […] Read more >

Farm Bill Loophole Threatens America’s Waters and Wildlife

6/9/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

In a year when people are busy following election news, the happenings on Capitol Hill have taken a backseat to Presidential campaign politics. This means legislation that would typically take center stage is being moved through Congress with little to […] Read more >

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 >

Weekly News Roundup – April 27, 2012

4/27/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Senate Agriculture Committee Improves Farm Bill, but More Work Needed April 26 – The National Wildlife Federation commends Senate […] Read more >

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Tweet to Help Protect Meadowlarks’ Grassland Habitats

4/18/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

The flute-like melody of the Western Meadowlark is a familiar and iconic sound across the grasslands of the American West and Midwest. These vibrantly-colored songbirds build their nests and forage for food in native grasslands, meadows, and farm fields during […] 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 >

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 >