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Red footed booby.  Photo by USFWS - Pacific

Newly Expanded Reserve Provides a Haven for Marine Wildlife

10/2/2014 // By Les Welsh

In a significant step forward for marine wildlife and our planet’s ocean ecosystems, President Obama last week authorized the expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The President’s proclamation expands the existing monument from 83,000 square miles to […] Read more >

Bighorn sheep. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest Entrat Rick Miller.

Last Chance to R.O.A.R. for Bighorn Sheep

10/1/2014 // By Jenni Lopez

NWF has joined Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. campaign in order to REACH OUT, ACT, and RESPOND for bighorn sheep. These iconic American animals are counting on us. Without a safe place to roam, we will see their numbers continue to decline. Read more >

Lupine and other wildflowers, North Cascades National Park

Weekly News Roundup: National Public Lands Day is almost here!

9/26/2014 // By Linda Argueta

This Saturday marks National Public Lands Day! As the largest volunteer day for America’s public lands, this day does what we at the National Wildlife Federation love to do: Connect Americans with nature. If you have not already done so, […] Read more >

Bison with Calf

Scientists Speak Out in Support of Restoring Bison

9/25/2014 // By Steve Woodruff

Little more than a change in public perception stands in the way of one of the greatest triumphs in modern wildlife conservation. That’s what a veritable Who’s Who of leading wildlife scientists suggest in a recent letter calling for restoration […] Read more >

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The Most Important Animals You May Never Notice

9/23/2014 // By Guest Author

When you peer through the surface of your local stream, you may not notice the mussels burrowed in the rocks.  These aquatic workhorses are key to keeping our streams and waterways clean. North America hosts the most diverse freshwater mussel […] Read more >

bighorn lamb and ewe

100,000 Acres for Wild Bighorns

9/22/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Scores of wild bighorn sheep across the Northern Rockies are catching a devastating disease and dying within a few days or weeks. The bighorns are contracting deadly pneumonia from domesticated sheep that are grazing in important wildlife corridors and key […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: Help Save Our Red Wolves and more

9/12/2014 // By Linda Argueta

The future of the Red Wolf Recovery Program is in jeopardy according to the National Wildlife Federation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a contract to conduct a review of the Eastern North Carolina red wolf population. The […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: Bighorn Sheep at Risk and more

9/8/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Wild bighorn sheep that reside in the mountains of Idaho and Montana are currently at risk of disease transmission. Domestic sheep grazing at a U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility in Idaho could transmit pneumonia to bighorn sheep, which could […] Read more >

Soybeans enjoying warmer soils thanks to no till and cover crops.

Myth Busted: Cover Crops and Soil Temperatures

9/4/2014 // By Ryan Stockwell

We’ve all probably heard the old fact that cover crops result in colder, wetter soils. It seems this myth has been around amazingly longer than cover crops themselves. It is likely an extension of another long-held “truism” that no till […] Read more >

Bighorns on ledge

Take Action for Wild Bighorn Sheep at Risk

9/3/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Right now, bighorn sheep who make their home in the mountains running through Idaho and Montana are at risk of disease transmission from domestic sheep grazing at a U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility in Idaho. For wild bighorn sheep, transmission of disease […] Read more >