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The Remarkable Wildlife of California’s National Wildlife Refuges

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 …

The first Duck Stamp, designed by J.N. "Ding" Darling, founder of NWF

Duck Stamp Act Passes Lame Duck Congress

More bucks for ducks!  Wildlife conservation got a win today when the Senate passed the Federal Duck Stamp Act (H.R. 5069).  The legislation simply raises the price of the Federal …

Burrowing owl by Sarah Chah at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge in California.

12 Photos of Animals That Remind Us to Appreciate National Wildlife Refuges

I try to remember my camera when I go explore a National Wildlife Refuge, because they never disappoint. There’s an extensive list of species that depend on these lands for survival, …

Edna Lake in Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho

Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness

On September 3rd we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and this week, folks in DC are continuing that celebration in the only way we …

via Flickr user Steve Tatum

Coal Exports Travel Too Close to Our Wildlife and Iconic…


The Government Shutdown and the Great Outdoors

Top 10 Ways the “Fiscal Cliff” Will Harm Wildlife Refuges


Fall Elk Viewing on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

September marks the time of year when lush river bottoms along the Missouri River in north-central Montana are transformed into their annual splendor. In the late afternoon hours on the …

An American Bald Eagle perched on a tree in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…” to see Bald Eagles and Wild Ponies

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature …

Jamica Bay with the backdrop of NYC. Nature is not far away.

September 11th: Finding Solace in Nature

I am thinking a lot about 9/11 lately. The 10th Anniversary of 9/11 is a time for all of us, across the world, to think about the loss of innocent …

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