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Rehabiliting Lake Erie Wetlands Part One

11/8/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

Wetlands are a vital key to the water quality of the Great Lakes. They act as “filters” for pollutants or debris that might compromise our drinking water, beach health and the habitat for fish and wildlife. Since human settlement in …

Aspen Springs from 395 (photo by Beth Pratt)

Aspens Gone Wild! Fall Color in the Eastern Sierra

10/19/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower,” observed Albert Camus. Growing up in New England, my autumns were full of multi-colored bouquets of maples and oaks, but the fiery yellow blossoms of the aspens on the …

Changing the World One Backyard at a Time

8/11/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

Dave Wasmuth, Sabina Ernst, Anne Stires, Jose German and many National Wildlife Federation volunteers in Montclair, New Jersey are true wildlife rock stars. Over the course of six years, these wildlife rock stars–and yes, volunteers–got more than 180 Montclair homes (30 …

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A Moose Stole the Show: People and Wildlife Need Safe Wildlife Crossings

5/24/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

I can tell you “this just doesn’t happen”. Conservationists don’t organize a press conference to bring attention to a critical wildlife crossing and end up causing a traffic jam. Not even close…

Gardening with Dad

The Gift of Gardening

5/10/2011 // By Kim Martinez

With warmer weather, I have been anxious to spend time in my backyard. It’s that time of year to pull out the shovels, the gardening tools, the dusty bird feeder. Half the battle was getting everything I needed out of …

African-American Landowners in the Southeast Grow Networks and Longleaf Pines!

4/14/2011 // By Amadou Diop

On Saturday March 26, 2011, NWF hosted a landowners’ workshop and field day in southwest Georgia.  “Field days” are a common way to share what farming strategies have been working on the land. A typical gathering place for minority landowners …

Nickelodeon’s The Big Help is a pro-social campaign that aims to inspire a kid-led movement for positive change

National Wildlife Federation and Nickelodeon Team Up With St. Bernard Parish for the Big Help

4/12/2011 // By Susan Kaderka

For the students of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, planting a tree is more than just a good deed for planet Earth. For this community southeast of New Orleans, trees can mean the difference between surviving and not surviving a deadly …

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Save State and Tribal Wildlife Grants!

4/5/2011 // By Helen Chmura

  When I think of conservation successes, I think of the bald eagle.  While the Endangered Species Act was critical for the eagle’s recovery, we also need to thank the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program.  When the grant program …

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Volunteers Maintain Vigil Over Gulf’s Precious Places

12/7/2010 // By Jenna Peters

As the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Coast Volunteer Coordinator, I receive regular reports from our network of volunteers along the Gulf of Mexico monitoring impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. Even though it’s been more than seven months since the …

Jaime, Jean (Craig's wife), Ben and Dan (Craig's sons)

Remembering Craig: A Happy Sad Day

12/7/2010 // By Jaime Matyas

Last Monday we dedicated the pond and habitat at the National Wildlife Federation’s Virginia headquarters to our beloved and former Chief Naturalist, Craig Tufts, who lost his battle with brain cancer just over a year ago. As we shared stories …

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