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Protecting Migratory Birds Requires Focus on Habitat

5/8/2015 // By Dani Tinker

This year, a team of educators and biologists came together and decided International Migratory Bird Day should focus on habitat restoration. Habitat loss and degradation are major threats to migratory bird populations. To protect the birds, we must restore the …

Landowners listening to AWF staff on prescribed fire in longleaf

Alabama Wildlife and National Wildlife Federation Hold First Fire Workshop

5/6/2015 // By Tiffany Woods

On May 1st, over twenty landowners and professionals attended Alabama Wildlife Federation’s workshop and field day in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, Prescribed Fire as a Wildlife Management Tool in Longleaf Pine, in Andalusia, Alabama. Many landowners and forestry …

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Songbirds, Migration and Soy: What’s the Connection?

4/27/2015 // By Gabrielle Swaby

Spring season is now in full swing, with bluebells blooming and daffodils dancing. And, even sweeter, there is the sound of songbirds singing. Now is peak migration time for many of these songbirds and they and other neotropical migrants are …

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market in Lewes, DE offers an array of freshly grown vegetables. Photo by Abby Barber

Eating and Growing Local to Sustain Wildlife

4/24/2015 // By Abby Barber

Farmers markets benefit local communities in a variety of ways, from boosting the local economy to supplying an array of fresh, oftentimes sustainably grown food to helping small farmers whose farms frequently serve as wildlife habitats. The number of farmers …

Ben Alteneder, Board member for the Arizona Wildlife Federation, speaks with Interior Secretary Salazar at Grand Canyon National Park. Photo by Ben Alteneder

Support Recreational Access in Public Lands

4/22/2015 // By Guest Author

From the Mogollon Rim to the Coronado Forest, from Escudilla Mountain to the San Pedro River riparian area, hunting, fishing and wildlife watching are long traditions that drive many of the rural economies of the Grand Canyon State. According to the …

Red knots feeding on horseshoe crab eggs. Photo by Greg Breese, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Saving the Beach to Save the Red Knot

4/17/2015 // By Grant LaRouche

For some, New Jersey is paved, industrial, and polluted, but for the red knot, New Jersey is life or death. Each year the red knot makes an awe-inspiring migration of 9,000 miles from the Arctic to the southern tip of …

Even this mountain goat thinks the New Madrid Levee is crazy. We could operate Yellowstone National Park and eight other National Parks for a year for the same amount! Photo from Yellowstone National Park

What Else Could Taxpayers Get For $165 Million?

4/14/2015 // By Melissa Samet

Wednesday is Tax Day. Across the country, millions of Americans are sitting down and taking stock of exactly how much we owe the IRS. Most Americans don’t want the federal government to take our money and spend it on a …

Wood bison are threatened by tar sands extraction.  Photo Credit USFWS.

Canada Fails to Protect Wood Bison Herd from Tar Sands

4/14/2015 // By Jim Murphy

As we await the President’s anticipated rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, new information on iconic wood bison further demonstrates how tar sands oil harms wildlife every step of the way. In the productive habitat of Northern Alberta in Canada, the Athabasca …

Credit: James "Newt" Perdue / USFWS

Small but Mighty: Streams and Wetlands that Matter

4/13/2015 // By Tori Leach

Marshes, wetlands, intermittent streams, and even some lakes fill from rainwater or snowmelt then empty through evaporation—coming and going throughout the year. These small but mighty habitats filter out pollution, ease the effects of flooding, and provide water for wildlife …

Bighorn sheep butting heads by Daryl Hunter.

Arizona Seeks To Modernize Renewable Energy Development

4/13/2015 // By Guest Author

Arizona Representatives Paul Gosar and Ann Kirkpatrick have been holding joint town halls as part of an ongoing effort to set aside partisan politics and provide a unified voice on issues important to their constituents – to all Arizonans. We …

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