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Why You Should Register for Hike & Seek [VIDEO]

10/4/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Attention Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and New Jersey residents! This month, it’s time to connect with the nature in your neighborhood. Why should you register your family for Hike & Seek? I think this video from Seattle’s event in September says it all: …

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Watch Adorable Video of Bear Cubs Playing in Road: We Need Safe Road Crossings

9/27/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

I couldn’t resist. Bear cubs are adorable. Could there be a better reminder of the need for safe wildlife road crossings? Check out this new video shot at Yosemite National Park. There is no difference between this scene at Yosemite …

Jamica Bay with the backdrop of NYC. Nature is not far away.

September 11th: Finding Solace in Nature

9/9/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

I am thinking a lot about 9/11 lately. The 10th Anniversary of 9/11 is a time for all of us, across the world, to think about the loss of innocent life, the bravery of so many, and the impact of …

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Join Me: Support the Growth of Environmental Education in Colorado

8/30/2011 // By NWF

This post was written by Julie Gustafson, Senior Regional Education Manager working out of NWF’s Boulder, CO office Yesterday, I took the opportunity to participate in the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) Denver focus group meant to inform the development …

Changing the World One Backyard at a Time

8/11/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

Dave Wasmuth, Sabina Ernst, Anne Stires, Jose German and many National Wildlife Federation volunteers in Montclair, New Jersey are true wildlife rock stars. Over the course of six years, these wildlife rock stars–and yes, volunteers–got more than 180 Montclair homes (30 …


Taking Your Support for Clean Air to Boston

7/14/2011 // By Carol Oldham

Who cares about clean air? As it turns out, lots and lots of people. If you didn’t (yet) write to the Environmental Protection Agency asking for strong air pollution limits, you probably are related to someone who did, or you …

Sue Brown hiking Hanging Lake Trail

Colorado’s Hanging Lake Named a National Natural Landmark

6/20/2011 // By Sue Brown

Sue Brown takes a break from her work overseeing NWF’s Action Team to hike one of the nation’s most scenic trails.

Elk in Washington state's Snoqualmie area in a photo by Robert P. Martin

Five Things You Should Know About Wildlife Corridors

6/16/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Beginning in the early 1900s and continuing for much of the 20th century, conservationists focused on protecting core areas for wildlife—biologically diverse habitats designated as wildlife refuges, wilderness areas, parks and other units. But since the 1970s, scientists have learned …

Sportsmen Talk Clean Air at Walden Pond

6/15/2011 // By Carol Oldham

“ the problem of preservation boils down to is this–ducks can’t vote, trees can’t vote, neither can salmon, flowers, mountains or rivers. It is incumbent upon us as sportsmen to take on this weighty responsibility to serve this as our greatest constituency”.

Northeast Conservation Leadership: 39 Groups Oppose Dirty Tar Sands Project

6/9/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

Without conservation-minded Northeast residents and elected officials, this country would have never stopped the destruction of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, protected the old growth forests in the Pacific Northwest, or won countless other victories on behalf of nature and the …