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Protecting Migratory Birds Requires Focus on Habitat

5/8/2015 // By Dani Tinker

This year, a team of educators and biologists came together and decided International Migratory Bird Day should focus on habitat restoration. Habitat loss and degradation are major threats to migratory bird populations. To protect the birds, we must restore the …

Young Mule Deer

RESULTS: Which Wildlife Issues Top Your List

3/27/2015 // By Collin O'Mara

Earlier this month, to celebrate National Wildlife Federation Membership Month, we asked supporters like you to vote for your top three wildlife issues. Thousands of you responded, and we’re so grateful to be working side-by-side with such caring conservationists. Behind …

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Six Ways to Save Monarchs

2/10/2015 // By David Mizejewski

Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Over the last few decades, populations of these iconic orange and black butterflies have declined by over 90 percent. The National Wildlife Federation is teaming up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other …

Spinner dolphins

New Farm Bill Program Helps Habitat from Sea to Shining Sea

7/3/2014 // By Lara Bryant

For your Fourth of July celebration, are you planning to get outdoors, and enjoy picnics, fireworks, and maybe some good music? Music was always a big part of the Fourth of July for my family. Songs like “America the Beautiful” …

Male Sage Grouse, credit Rob Crow/Flickr

Victory! The New Farm Bill is a Major Win for Wildlife

2/4/2014 // By Lara Bryant

Today, the farm bill passed the Senate by a vote of 68-32, its final major hurdle to becoming law for next five years. The White House reports that President Obama will sign the bill, so after a long, long wait, and …

A ruddy duck in Henry’s Lake, Idaho. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Gerlach.

5 Ways the New Farm Bill is Good for Wildlife

1/28/2014 // By Lara Bryant

The 2014 Farm Bill is closer than ever to becoming law; yesterday, House and Senate Agriculture committee leaders agreed on a final version of the farm bill that is a good compromise between the different versions of the farm bill …

This Upland Sandpiper wants to know, why won't Congress put a national Sodsaver provision in the Farm Bill? Photo: Stephen Rossiter

Will Congress be Naughty or Nice to Grassland Wildlife?

12/17/2013 // By Lara Bryant

After two long years of trying to pass a new Farm Bill—a giant, 5 year piece of legislation that funds everything from food stamps to agriculture subsidies to conservation programs—members of the Farm Bill Conference Committee have assured us that …

Photo courtesy Tom Koerner, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Michael Forsberg’s Great Plains on PBS this Fall

10/16/2013 // By Ben Larson

When we think of wildlife shows on TV, we usually expect to see places like the African savannah, the Rocky Mountains, or the Arctic. We don’t expect to see Oklahoma, Kansas or North Dakota. But award-winning conservation photographer Michael Forsberg …

Photo courtesy USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Thinking of the Future at America’s Grasslands Conference

8/12/2013 // By Ben Larson

Like a herd of cattle heading to a stock tank, leaders in grassland conservation from all over the country are convening today in Manhattan, KS for two days of reflecting and sharing on how America’s remaining grasslands can be conserved …

Sunset over coastal grasses. Photo by Cas Galiszewski, National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant.

How Grasslands Affect Climate Change

7/29/2013 // By Ben Larson

Watching President Obama roll up his sleeves, mop his brow, and get serious about climate change, I was heartened to have read that one of the specifics will involve grasses. Admittedly, they may not be one of the most charismatic …

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