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The Remarkable Wildlife of California’s National Wildlife Refuges

10/14/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

This week NWF is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. Wildlife refuges are some of the most important protected areas for wildlife in the country. In California, there’s no shortage of spectacular wildlife habitat and an abundance of diverse wildlife watching, from …


Meet the Foxes of Silicon Valley

9/20/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

“What does the fox say?” asks the group Ylvis in their now famous song. Researcher Bill Leikam has some answers. His nickname, The Fox Guy, is well earned. Having spent many hours in the field observing, he is like the …

Black bear by Casey Brown via Flickr Creative Commons.

NWF Naturalist Offers Bear Encounter Tips

9/14/2015 // By NWF

Encounters with black bears have been making the news lately, both in wilderness areas as well as closer to home in suburbia. National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski was recently interviewed on CNN’s Headline News Network and offered these great tips on …


Urban Wildlife: Ranger Rick and P22 Kayak the LA River

6/23/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

People driving over the Burbank Bridge in Los Angeles on Friday might have noticed something strange: a raccoon and a mountain lion kayaking down the Los Angeles River. When people think of Los Angeles, the second largest city in the …

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How to Live Responsibly Alongside Our Wild Neighbors

3/5/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Urban ecosystems are increasingly becoming critical habitats for wildlife. It’s time we embrace it, roll out the welcome mat and find ways to live responsibly alongside our wild neighbors. This list is simply a starting place, please add your advice and tips …

Green Roof in Chicago, IL Photo: Charlie Vinz

NWF Report: Green Works for Climate Resilience

6/27/2014 // By Becca Shapiro

Cities are on the frontlines of climate change impacts, such as sea-level rise and coastal flooding, drought, and extreme weather. Along the United States coasts, communities are lining their shorelines with grasses, oyster reefs, boulders, and sand dunes. What sound …

Raccoon kits by Barbara Fleming

How to Keep Wild Raccoons Wild

3/31/2014 // By Laura Tangley

Whether you live in the country, the city or the suburbs, if you’re frequently out and about after sunset, you’ve likely encountered a raccoon or two in your yard or neighborhood. Highly adaptable mammals, these masked carnivores seem to make …

A pair of baby moose calves. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant . Gary Lackie.

What We’re Grateful for this Thanksgiving: You!

11/28/2013 // By NWF

Across the country, National Wildlife Federation is working with our members, partners and affiliates to protect wildlife and their habitat. And everywhere we look, we see the impact you’ve had in helping us accomplish that mission. Here are a few …

A mountain lion enjoys her dinner on Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Cyclist Has Amazing Encounter with a Mountain Lion in Los Angeles

8/30/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Why did the cyclist cross the road? To put some distance between himself and the mountain lion eating its dinner! Known for its scenic vistas, Mulholland Drive meanders through the city of Los Angeles and is popular with residents and …

Should Martinez be called "The City of Industry" given it's hardworking beaver residents? (Photo Worth A Dam)

Celebrating one of Nature’s Greatest Engineers: The Martinez Beaver Festival

8/6/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

People line the small footbridge bridge that crosses Alhambra Creek in downtown Martinez, eagerly scouting the water for a look at the city’s star attraction. One young girl starts pointing excitedly at the water and exclaims, “I see bubbles! I …

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