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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 …

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 …

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 …

bluebird on oak

Ten Favorite Trees for Wildlife

4/21/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

It’s tree planting time and a chance to plant, restore and protect natives that provide wildlife habitat and nourish the natural world.  Here are ten of our favorite native trees and the benefits they provide for a whole host of …


Longleaf Pine Restoration Included in New Era of Conservation

1/22/2015 // By Tiffany Woods

USDA made an announcement last week that will help NWF’s work on longleaf pine restoration in the southeast. Farm Bill funds will provide support to partners exploring the economics and incentives for increasing the acreage of sustainable, working forests on …


What to do With Fallen Leaves

11/12/2014 // By David Mizejewski

You shouldn’t feel obligated to rake up every last leaf in your yard this fall.  Leave leaves on the ground — they have a lot of benefit to wildlife and your garden.  Below are some tips on how to minimize …

Autumn Leaves on Shilhowee Mountain

Why Leaves Fall from Trees in Autumn

9/5/2014 // By Roger Di Silvestro

French author Albert Camus tells us, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” And what opulent bouquets the leaves of autumn do create—whole mountainsides of dazzling color. But nature has a way of combining the sublime …

Intensive plantation forestry, among other land uses, appears as a dense mixture of forest loss (in red) and regrowth (blue) in the Southeastern U.S. Screen capture from GFW.

A Revolutionary Tool to See Forest Change – In Your Neighborhood or Anywhere Else on Earth

2/26/2014 // By Ryan Sarsfield

Last Thursday a coalition of partners including the World Resources Institute, Google, the University of Maryland, and many others released an astounding tool to view the changes in the world’s forests, and it’s available for free to the public. Many …

spruce tree

4 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree for Wildlife

1/2/2014 // By Danielle Brigida

Each year, about 25-30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States, mostly from a selection of about 16 species of tree that we commonly call a “Christmas Tree.” They are decorated with lights and ornaments, become backdrops …

A brown-headed nuthatch, one of the studies indicator species. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Virginia Senechal.

Bioenergy and Biodiversity in the Southeast: Like Speeding in a Crowded Neighborhood?

12/5/2013 // By Ben Larson

The street to my house goes through a school zone and our neighborhood is full of kids. I have a school-aged daughter myself. I pride myself on being a safe driver. I try to look carefully and slow down. Of course …