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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 …

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Together We Can Make a Splash for Wildlife and Clean Water

7/7/2015 // By Dani Tinker

We all need clean water to survive. When I see a wild animal splish-splashing around in wetlands, rivers or streams, it renews my love for clean water. This month we want to “make a splash” for clean water by passing along our …

Moose depend on clean water in rivers, streams and ponds, where they feed on aquatic plants.
Photo by Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Leah Serna.

5 Reasons Why Oil and Water Don’t Mix for Wildlife

7/1/2015 // By Jim Murphy

We all know that oil and water don’t mix. But the stakes are especially high for wildlife when oil spills into the lakes, streams and rivers where wildlife live. If industry has its way, more tar sands oil – a …

Giving away tree seedlings. Photo from North Carolina Wildlife Federation

North Carolina Plants Trees for Wildlife

6/24/2015 // By Guest Author

When National Wildlife Federation offered affiliates, such as the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, FREE native trees right before the busy Earth Day month of April, I ordered one thousand, optimistic that I could find homes for them considering we had …

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The Scoop on Wildlife Poo Stories of 2015

6/24/2015 // By Dani Tinker

I’ve noticed a surprising number of wildlife-related poop science and news for the last several months. From slightly silly to impressive scientific discoveries, it seems we’re brimming with stories of natural waste (and its benefits) these days. My fascination has …

Connecting with nature at the annual Unplug and Play community event.

Missoula’s Clark Fork School Plants Trees for Wildlife

6/23/2015 // By Darcy McKinley Lester

Missoula’s annual UnPlug and Play Week, hosted by Let’s Move! Missoula, aims to reconnect kids and their families with nature and outdoor activity. Working with National Wildlife Federation’s Missoula-based Wildlife Habitat and Sustainability Educator, AmeriCorps member Darcy McKinley Lester, teachers …


Urban Wildlife: Ranger Rick and P22 Kayak the LA River

6/23/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

People driving over the Burbank Bridge in Los Angeles on Friday might have noticed something strange: a raccoon and a mountain lion kayaking down the Los Angeles River. When people think of Los Angeles, the second largest city in the …