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Improve the Stream Protection Rule and Protect Wildlife

9/1/2015 // By Jim Murphy

The federal Office of Surface Mining has proposed the Stream Protection Rule, the first major federal regulatory action in decades intended to protect waters from destructive mining practices. While strong laws were passed in the 1970s to protect streams and other …

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Three Steps to Supercharge Your Bedtime Stories with Wildlife

8/7/2015 // By Grant LaRouche

It waits in the dark, beady-eyed and skulking under the shadow of a flat river rock. Wrinkled, murky gray-green-brown, the beast oozes slime in the shallows, ready to lunge at an unsuspecting five-year old’s fingers…ready to make bedtime stories interesting …


Endangered Species Designation Offers Diamond Darter a Chance to Shine On

8/7/2013 // By Kelly Senser

The diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta), a tiny fish that has faced serious threats, will now be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced late last month. The diamond darter’s protected status will take effect …

West Virginia Rivers Coalition

It is hard to start a fire with one stick of wood

12/9/2010 // By Jen Mihills

This week the National Wildlife Federation announced the expansion of our affiliate family welcoming West Virginia Rivers Coalition as our 47th state and territorial affiliate partner. As we celebrate this important success and look forward to the growing strength of our conservation …