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Radish cover crop growing in winter wheat residue (Sept. 2013) provided lasting wildlife benefits.

Evidence Builds: No Till and Cover Crops Make Working Lands More Wildlife-Friendly

5/20/2014 // By Ryan Stockwell

In late April, when the snow finally receded (I didn’t think spring would ever get here), I decided to take a walk through my field that was winter wheat last year.  As you may recall from a previous post, last […] Read more >

Cover Photo: A jaguar, which is an example of an animal whose habitat is spared by sustainable sourcing of raw materials.

Unilever Protects Wildlife Habitat through RSB Certification

5/8/2014 // By Ethan Spaner

Last week, Unilever announced that any product certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) will be considered to be “sustainably sourced” according to their corporate standards. This step helps to simplify the assessment of sustainability of Unilever’s supply chain […] Read more >

Poplar trees in Oregon. © Charles Knowles/Flickr

Doubling Down on Sustainability – GreenWood’s Oregon Poplar Farm

3/28/2014 // By Ethan Spaner

In early February, Oregon’s GreenWood Tree Farm Fund doubled down on sustainability. Already certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for its forest management, roundwood logs and wood chips, GreenWood earned certification by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), covering […] Read more >

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Video: The Beautiful Life of Orcas

8/29/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

Yesterday a friend sent me this three minute video of orca whales traveling through a pass near Vancouver Island.  It is so beautiful and such a rich glimpse into how orcas live, right along the Pacific shoreline.  It made my afternoon — sparkling deep blue […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – April 19, 2013

4/19/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Three Years Later, Panhandle Leaders Say Gulf Restoration Could Be Economic Boon April 18-On the eve of the three-year […] Read more >

"Grasslands to cashlands?" Tell that to this black-footed ferret.  Corn fields don't make good wildlife habitat.  Photo: J. Michael Lockhart, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Disappearing Grasslands are No Joke

4/4/2013 // By Lara Bryant

We wish this opinion piece in Ethanol Producer magazine was actually written for April Fool’s Day. Mike Bryan, CEO of BBI Biofuels, criticizes a recent study by researchers at South Dakota State University, which found that more than 1.3 million acres […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 15, 2013

2/15/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF hails reintroduction of legislation conserving Colorado’s San Juan Mountains February 15-Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s reintroduction of a bill […] Read more >

A white heron with a tiny catch. Flickr photo by Marc Banks.

NWF Urges Justices to Maintain Florida Wetlands Protections

1/14/2013 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

This week the U.S. Supreme Court hears another case challenging protections for wetlands: Koontz v. Saint John’s River Water Management District. This challenge, brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation and a landowner named Coy Koontz, intentionally pits Florida’s wetland protections […] 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 >

Rabbit by Sarah Rose

Easter, Eggs and Your Backyard

4/4/2012 // By Mark Wexler

As far as I know, no rabbit has ever left an egg in my backyard during Easter. But birds have, and with spring arriving earlier than usual this year, some of our feathered friends have been busy for days ahead of their normal schedules, building nests on my property. (photo by Sarah Rose) Read more >