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Wild Bison on Montana’s Horizon

9/3/2015 // By Steve Woodruff

Why would anybody oppose restoring at least some of the West’s most iconic animals to the wild? Much of the opposition boils down to competition for grass: bison eat pretty much what cattle eat. But the time when wild bison …


Rainn Wilson (and Ranger Rick) Want You to Help Build a Wildlife Crossing to Save Mountain Lions

9/3/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Los Angeles is home to some of the worst traffic in the country, but it’s not just people that suffer from the gridlock. The region’s heavily traveled freeways threaten a population of mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains, as …


Celebrating the Return of the Wolf to California

8/21/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

  When the wolf OR-7 crossed the state line in 2011, he became the first wolf to visit California in over 90 years. He represented hope for a future of California being able to welcome back a native species; this …

Monarchs on Goldenrod

America’s Most Amazing Wildlife Migrations

8/7/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Summer is often a season bustling with travel. We go to relax, visit friends, experience new sights or relish the familiar. When wildlife travel, however, it’s typically a matter of survival. These species embark on incredible journeys each year, to and from their seasonal …

Fireflies lighting up a backyard in New York. Photo by s58y via Flickr Creative Commons

Light Up Your Summer!

8/4/2015 // By Abby Barber

As you’re exploring the great outdoors or camping out this summer as part of the Great American Campout, stars and campfires may not be the only objects you see emitting light at night. In the August issue, Ranger Rick magazine …

Red wolf.  Photo by Curtis Carley, USFWS.

Landowners Needed to Save the Red Wolf

7/24/2015 // By Jen Mihills

The last fourteen remaining red wolves were rescued from the brink of extinction 35 years ago and became the ancestors of all red wolves alive today. Through careful breeding and reintroduction efforts, there are now 50-75 red wolves raising pups. …

Blue crab, Flickr photo by Jeremy Thorpe.

Healthier Waters for the Chesapeake Blue Crab

7/23/2015 // By Hilary Harp Falk

Good news for Chesapeake blue crab habitat! A recent court decision supports the historic plan to clean-up the Chesapeake Bay and protect wildlife. Recently, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the historic clean-up plan for the Chesapeake Bay. National Wildlife …

Great white shark. Photo by Philster via Flickr Creative Commons

5 Fascinating Facts from Ranger Rick: Shark Week Edition

7/9/2015 // By Abby Barber

It’s that fun time of the year again – Shark Week! It also happens that Ranger Rick magazine dedicated a feature in the June/July issue to teaching us about these cool creatures. Sharks live in oceans all over the world …

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Speaking of Bears

7/8/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Bears delight us all—as M.E. Beatty wrote in Bears of Yosemite, “Of all the animals in our national parks, the bear undoubtedly ranks first in public interest.” There is a story behind the scenery of the picturesque view of a …

Alabama Plants Trees for Wildlife

7/7/2015 // By Guest Author

I have worked with the Alabama Wildlife Federation, a National Wildlife Federation affiliate, for almost eight years as an educator, focusing mainly on educating Alabama’s youth and public about conservation of our natural resources. The Alabama Wildlife Federation is always looking for …