Eastern white pine. Photo by USFWS

A Wild Guide

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …


Nine Wonderful Ways Wildlife Need Trees

From seed to sapling, from regal beauty to rotting log, our native trees give life to a truly amazing range of wildlife. Living trees are an important food source for …

Alabama Plants Trees for Wildlife

I have worked with the Alabama Wildlife Federation, a National Wildlife Federation affiliate, for almost eight years as an educator, focusing mainly on educating Alabama’s youth and public about conservation of our …

Giving away tree seedlings. Photo from North Carolina Wildlife Federation

North Carolina Plants Trees for Wildlife

When National Wildlife Federation offered affiliates, such as the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, FREE native trees right before the busy Earth Day month of April, I ordered one thousand, optimistic …

Connecting with nature at the annual Unplug and Play community event.

Missoula’s Clark Fork School Plants Trees for Wildlife

Redwood Forest

Conserving Our Forests: NWF Honors the Forest Stewardship Council


Longleaf Pine Restoration Included in New Era of Conservation

Squirrel in the Snow

10 Nutty Facts to Make You Appreciate Squirrels

Why exactly is National Squirrel Appreciation Day (January 21) so popular? Maybe it’s because squirrels are adorable, and extremely fun to watch. Maybe it’s the many hats they wear (not real hats — please …

Dead Trees Are Anything But Dead

I recently learned that dead trees provide vital habitat for more than 1,000 species of wildlife nationwide. The two most common types of dead wood you’ll find in your yard, along a …

spruce tree

4 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree for Wildlife

Each year, about 25-30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States, mostly from a selection of about 16 species of tree that we commonly call a “Christmas …

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