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Sandhill crane and chick (also called a "colt"). Photo by Lauri Griffin. National Wildlife Photo Contest donated entry.

The Farm Bill Expires Today, and So Do Wildlife Protections

9/30/2013 // By Aviva Glaser

While most people are probably aware of the looming potential government shutdown, there is another deadline today that is getting much less attention: the Farm Bill expires. So what does that mean for conservation and wildlife?  In a nutshell, critical […] Read more >

Alberta places wildlife at further risk with tar sands wetlands exemption

9/12/2013 // By Jim Murphy

The continuing wildlife crisis in Canada’s boreal forest just got worst as the Alberta government, after 8 years of delays, released a wetlands policy that gives 195 destructive tar sands mining and drilling projects a pass on having to comply […] Read more >

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Photograph Time in a Wetland Wonderland

7/12/2013 // By Anne Bolen

Just a few days are left for you to enter your photograph into this year’s National Wildlife Photo Contest. So if you are looking for a place to capture spectacular images of nature, try your local wetland. Some people might think […] Read more >

sand hill crane in st johns wetlands

Supreme Court to Water Resource Managers: Just Say No to Filling Wetlands and Floodplains?

6/28/2013 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

With last week’s 5-4 ruling in Koontz v. Saint John’s River Water Management District, the Supreme Court has made it harder for state and local water resource managers to protect the public’s interest in wetlands and floodplains. Our First Line […] Read more >

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Habitat Restoration in the Gulf Can Drive Economic Recovery

5/22/2013 // By Ben Weber

After years of habitat loss and abuse, the story of the Mississippi River Delta is starting to look a bit different. Following the 2010 Gulf oil spill, a monumental piece of legislation called the RESTORE Act is providing a rare […] Read more >

The American White Pelican is huge – it has a nine-foot wingspan, measures over five feet in length, and weighs about 16.4 pounds. Image: mikebaird/Flickr

White House Continues to Shortchange Wetlands & Streams

5/14/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

This May marks the annual American Wetlands Month – a time each year to remember the importance of wetlands for storm and flood protection, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. It’s a time to revive wetland conservation efforts across the […] Read more >

A small cascade near The Basin, along the Pemigewasset River in Franconia Notch State Park. Photo by Avelino Maestas.

Time to Protect Our Streams and Wetlands

3/29/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

A new water study released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that 55 percent of our nation’s waterways are in poor condition for aquatic species. The report stated that 40 percent of the nation’s river and stream miles have […] Read more >

Pintail ducks in flight (Photo: USFWS Pacific)

Is One of Our Country’s Greatest Conservation Achievements at Risk?

2/26/2013 // By Aviva Glaser

If I asked a group of people what this country’s greatest conservation success in last 25 years was, I might expect to hear stories about the protection of national forests, the recovery of endangered species, or maybe even the Conservation […] Read more >

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Super Bowl Ad Sparks Interest in the Role of Farmers Today

2/4/2013 // By Lara Bryant

Besides the rare opportunity to see the Ravens win, the Super Bowl is always worth watching because you never know what you’re going to see. For me the highlight of the night wasn’t the Ravens, or even the Destiny’s Child reunion. I […] Read more >

A white heron with a tiny catch. Flickr photo by Marc Banks.

NWF Urges Justices to Maintain Florida Wetlands Protections

1/14/2013 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

This week the U.S. Supreme Court hears another case challenging protections for wetlands: Koontz v. Saint John’s River Water Management District. This challenge, brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation and a landowner named Coy Koontz, intentionally pits Florida’s wetland protections […] Read more >