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Winter Wheat, October 2012.

Three Things I’ve Learned from Converting to No Till and Cover Crops

11/1/2012 // By Ryan Stockwell

As I wrap up year number two of converting my farmland to no till and cover crops, I thought it would be a good opportunity to reflect. No better time than while on the tractor planting winter wheat to think […] Read more >

Wildlife like these Sandhill cranes forage through crop residue in late spring.  No till and cover crops not only protect water quality and improve soil health and productivity, but provide vital habitat and forage for wildlife.

What I Learned About My Farm from Two Minutes in the Rain

8/6/2012 // By Ryan Stockwell

Driving home one evening earlier this summer, I noticed a lot of water in roadside ditches after a sizable storm rolled through the area.  I thought it would be a great opportunity to see if there were any visible differences […] Read more >

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Rafting in Colorado After the Fire

7/25/2012 // By Carla Brown

Rafting on a popular Colorado river gives an NWF staff person a first-person view of the fire’s impacts. Read more >

Even pika stop to smell the flowers (photo by Beth Pratt)

A Picnic with a Pika

7/12/2012 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Last week I had planned to hike up to the Dana Plateau on the border of Yosemite, one of my most cherished places in the Sierra Nevada. The rock filled plateau resembles a Martian landscape and presents an ancient geologic […] Read more >

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Creating a Recycling Program at Your School

7/3/2012 // By Carla Brown

Grade three classes set up a recycling program at their school and register as an Eco-School. Read more >

The intrepid Yosemite toad (photo by Beth Pratt)

The Love Song of the Yosemite Toad

6/5/2012 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

“Before the swallow, before the daffodil, and not much later than the snowdrop, the common toad salutes the coming of spring after his own fashion, which is to emerge from a hole in the ground, where he has lain buried […] Read more >

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Story from a Salmon Fishing Addict

5/16/2012 // By Nic Callero

Portland, Oregon is most well known for its bikes and its brews, and now quite possibly the quirky show Portlandia. Occasionally lost in the limelight of nude bicyclists, triple IPA’s and feminist bookstores is our amazing Chinook Salmon fishing. How […] Read more >

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Take Action: All Kids Need Access to Safe Green Spaces!

5/10/2012 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

When I was an elementary school teacher, I wanted to provide my students with experiences and opportunities that many of them wouldn’t traditionally get outside of school— access to the outdoors being one of them. Although I taught in a city where […] Read more >

Picking up trash at our neighborhood clean-up

3 Tips for a Fun Community Clean-up Day

4/26/2012 // By Carla Brown

Gathering neighbors and friends to beautify your community is a great way to connect with nature… and each other. Read more >

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My Run in With a Mountain Lion

4/24/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Working at NWF allows me to work on issues that affect our daily lives–like mercury and carbon pollution, but also issues that will shape future generations and their connection with nature–like preventing the expansion of dirty fuels such as tar […] Read more >

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