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No More Butting Heads: NWF’s Adopt a Wildlife Acre Program Protects Key Habitat For Bighorn Sheep

6/1/2015 // By Kit Fischer

The National Wildlife Federation’s most recent Adopt-A-Wildlife-Acre work has focused on resolving conflicts between bighorn sheep and domestic sheep that graze on public lands in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Domestic sheep frequently harbor a type of pneumonia that is easily …

Fisherman with his catch of the day. Photo by Lew Carpenter

Gulf Restoration and the 2015 Sportsmen’s Act

6/1/2015 // By Lew Carpenter

Sportsmen should be concerned at the rapid decline of the Mississippi River Delta wetlands ecosystem. The Mississippi River Delta feeds both the waterfowl that we hunt and the fish we chase. There is no place like it for the American sportsman and …

Great Egret, Ardea alba. Photo by Rodney Cammauf, National Park Service

American Wetlands Month in Review: Trouble for the Everglades

5/29/2015 // By Jessica Ritter

This May marks the 25th anniversary of American Wetlands Month – an opportunity to celebrate the critical ecological and economic importance of wetlands for the country. Wetlands improve water quality, serve as a first line of defense against flooding, and …

Big horn sheep. Photo by Steve Woodruff

U.S. Sheep Station in Conflict with Wildlife

5/29/2015 // By Tom France

Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding national forests and wilderness areas of central Idaho are some of the nation’s wildest country. Two of the greatest wildlife habitats in this region are the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and …

mule deer

A Beautiful and Remote Home for Wildlife

5/28/2015 // By Garrit Voggesser

Mule deer, white-tail deer, pronghorn antelope, elk and hundreds of bird species including eagles make their home in the Tongue River and Otter Creek valleys in Montana. This wildlife-rich region is also adjacent to a black-footed ferret reintroduction site on the Northern …

A dolphin swimming in oiled waters, 2010, in Barataria Bay, La. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries/Mandy Tumlin.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Caused Gulf Dolphin Deaths – Study

5/21/2015 // By Lacey McCormick

A new study has conclusively determined that oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster contributed to the unusually high number of dolphin deaths in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama between June 2010 and December 2012. Deaths in these states remain elevated, five years …

Bison Grazing, photo credit K Murphy/NPS

NWF Members Give Bison Room to Roam

5/21/2015 // By Tori Leach

Right now, NWF members can help achieve important wins for wild bison. In the West, conflict sometimes arise between livestock grazing on National Forests and bison. Domestic livestock graze on public lands that ranchers lease. Wildlife try to roam their …

Oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA, May 2015 (US Coast Guard photo)

Oil Pipeline Rupture Soaks Santa Barbara Beaches (Updated with New Photos)

5/20/2015 // By Miles Grant

From oil train explosions to pipeline ruptures, not a month goes by without a reminder of the high cost of our ongoing addiction to oil, and this morning we’re waking up to a new disaster in California. As Matt Hamilton …

Chris Wright (Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge) burns a portion of the north fireline on a prescribed fire of Mt. Longleaf NWR in Alabama.  Photo by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region's Photostream

Not All Forest Fires Are Created Equal

5/18/2015 // By Tiffany Woods

The public nowadays has a negative perception and misunderstanding of forest fires, believing that fires should be kept out of every type of forest. Many of us can recall Smoky the Bear’s famous warning: “Remember, only YOU can prevent forest fires”. However, …

Cattle grazing in pasture in the Brazilian Amazon

How the Brazilian Beef Industry is Helping Protect Wildlife Habitat in the Amazon

5/18/2015 // By Simon Hall

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) recently announced the beta launch of a new website and the publication of a new study, highlighting the effectiveness of the market-driven “Zero-Deforestation Cattle Agreements” in the Brazilian Amazon. The Brazilian …

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