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Fish Grow on Trees

My “ah-ha!” moment happened at a presentation I attended a few years ago. A slide on the screen showed two rows of fish: on the left, smaller fish from a …

[IMAGE: Adult sockeye; USFWS].

Cold-water Fish: our Contemporary “Canary in the Coal Mine”

In just the decade since the National Wildlife Federation released the report Fish Out of Water, the region’s cold-water fish have experienced extreme conditions that reflect what is likely to …

The Gold King mine disaster fouled rivers in the Southwest. Photo by Tom McNamara, La Plata County Office of Emergency Management

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 …

Learning to Cast
photo Michael O'Leary

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 …

Photo by Spencer Neuharth, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Why It’s Tough for Fish in the Susquehanna These Days

Brook Trout and other cold water game fish are vulnerable to a warming climate (credit: USFWS)

Protecting Wildlife From Toxic Discharges

Little has been done to address the problem of old and abandoned hard-rock mines a year after the Gold King mine disaster that fouled rivers in the Southwest. Photo by Tom McNamara, La Plata County Office of Emergency Management

What We Can Learn from the Colorado Mine Waste Spill

Dogs playing on the beach. Photo by Abby Barber

Meet Your Pets’ Wild Relatives

Ask me to describe my dog, Humphrey, in one word and I immediately think “Wild.”  Not just because he is a sweet-faced troublemaker, but because he reminds me of his …

An egret in flight over the Bombay Hooke National Wildlife Refuge. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kim Taylor.

6 Wildlife Facts for World Wetlands Day

Forty-four years ago on February 2, 1971, on the Caspian Sea, a group of forward-thinking world leaders gathered to set-forth a framework for international cooperation to conserve the world’s wetlands. This day, World …

New Mexicans worked for years to see the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks named a national monument. Image: Patrick J. Alexander

National monuments matter to Americans — Preserve the Antiquities Act

Top-down or grassroots — it’s all a matter of perspective. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho has introduced a bill, S. 228, to block presidents from establishing national monuments. In a news release, …

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