Conservation

Not Just Another Number

Menhaden. A tiny fish that’s a big deal in the Mid-Atlantic. At just about a foot long, these fish hold the delicate balance of our area’s ecosystem in the palms …

What’s With That Dam?

What is the Conowingo Dam? The Conowingo Dam is a large, operational hydroelectric dam in the lower Susquehanna River near the town of Conowingo, Maryland close to the Pennsylvania border. …

Cleaning Up the Texas Coast After Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas in late August, it caused at least 75 deaths, billions of dollars of damage, and incalculable emotional suffering in addition to significant ecological impacts, …

Restoring Paradise After Hurricane Irma

Florida has always been in the path of storms – it juts right out into Hurricane Alley – but as people have built along the coast, drained wetlands, and contributed …

The American Public Still Wants to Save the Bird and the Herd

Two years ago, four Western governors from both parties joined sportsmen and women, ranchers, private landowners, local, state and federal officials in Denver for what was supposed to be the …

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Climate Change: Hurting Wildlife in Our Own Backyards

For far too long, climate change seemed like a distant, impersonal problem. But the unfortunate reality is that many wildlife populations are feeling the effects of climate change now, and …

Become a Cover Crop Champion!

Imagine driving around Iowa in December. You are driving by open corn and soybean fields. Some of them are brown and empty fields, but some are covered in green. However …

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Save the Wild Things, Save Ourselves

Species throughout our nation – including moose, sea turtles, and polar bears — are in serious jeopardy due to rising temperatures and sea levels, drought, pests, wildfires, and severe storms …

11 Tips to Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy

We recently published an article in National Wildlife magazine looking at the enormous toll that free-ranging domesticated cats take on wildlife in the United States. The latest study has conservatively concluded …

Watch Bison Reintroduction Story on World of Adventure

As the National Wildlife Federation’s naturalist, I do media appearances to spread the word on our wildlife conservation work. My latest is an episode of a series called World of …

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