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Least tern family. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Ursula Dubrick

Resilience Allies, Tell Us Your Stories!

11/30/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Floods, hurricanes, and severe coastal storms pose increasing risk to people and wildlife living along the thousands of miles of America’s coasts and rivers — but ecological solutions that safeguard human communities and wildlife habitat are at hand. We can …


Nine Wonderful Ways Wildlife Need Trees

11/20/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

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 wildlife. They provide cover for resting, getting out of the …

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6 Common Activities That Harm Wildlife

11/19/2015 // By Laura Bruss

Sometimes we forget that nearly everything we do has an impact on the world around us. Here are six common activities that many of us don’t realize have a negative effect on wildlife: 1. Using Products with Microbeads Have you ever …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Hottman

Big Impacts On Big Game

11/17/2015 // By Garrit Voggesser

Voices from the Field: Sportsmen Speak Out Energy development in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming has big impacts on big game. A new report, Losing Ground: Energy Development’s Impacts on Wildlife, Landscapes, and Hunting Traditions of the …

Oystercatchers are just one species that rely on oyster reefs-- but this habitat has declined across the Gulf. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kathy Reeves.

$80 Million Announced for Gulf Restoration Projects

11/16/2015 // By Ryan Fikes

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has recently announced a third round of projects funded by BP and Transocean’s 2012 criminal settlement. To date, nearly $480 million from this fund has been designated for restoration projects benefitting wildlife across the Gulf Coast. In …


What We Know Now About the BP Oil Disaster

11/9/2015 // By Ryan Fikes

It’s been more than five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. Since that time, a council of federal and state Trustees have been extensively investigating the impacts of the disaster on wildlife and habitats, but that information has …

The release of 10 wild bison on open space marked the return of wild bison to the Colorado prairie after about 150 years' absence. Photo by Garrit Voggesser

Wild Bison Return to the Colorado Prairie

11/6/2015 // By Judith Kohler

There was a big party on the rolling prairie of northern Colorado, and the only thing the guests of honor wanted to do was gallop away. The roughly 200 celebrants were thrilled watching as 10 bison were introduced to their new home – …

Deer Posing for Camera by VTFWS

What Do Culverts and Lemons Have in Common?

11/4/2015 // By Melissa Gaydos

As a society largely dependent on transportation infrastructure for the movement of people, goods, and services, the negative ecological consequences of transportation are inevitable. From noise and chemical pollution to habitat modification, the footprint of roads and vehicular traffic pose …

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA’s National Ocean Service/ Flickr)

Remembering Hurricane Sandy and Looking to the Future

10/30/2015 // By Taj Schottland

Three years ago, one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic slammed into the heavily populated coastline of New Jersey and New York. Seawalls, bulkheads, and other human-made coastal defenses were no match for the ferocity and magnitude …

Snowy egret. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant David Wornham

Protecting the Great Marsh From Climate-Driven Threats

10/29/2015 // By Taj Schottland

A Coastal Jewel The Great Marsh is described by many as the coastal jewel of the Northeast. It’s the largest salt marsh in New England, spanning over 20,000 acres of pristine marsh habitat, barrier beaches, and tidal estuaries. Located in …