March, 2019

An Innovator in the Conservation Conversation: Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer

Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer is a research scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey, a professor, and an expert on climate change. Her interest in the effects of our changing climate …

Utah’s Newly Protected Wild Gems

Many of our country’s best remaining wild public lands were recently protected when the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act was signed into law. Of particular personal …

Old-growth Douglas fir in Oregon.

A Crucial Law Protects Our Most Wild Old-Growth Forest

Oregon’s Coast Range is home to what many consider the single most remote wilderness in the entire state. Located about eight miles within the dense old-growth forest which runs south …

Changes to Conservation Plans Imperil the Greater Sage-Grouse

Stretching across the western United States, an immense sagebrush sea provides a home for some 350 different plant and animal species, including mule deer, golden eagles, antelope and elk.  The …

Ten Big Wins For Land, Water and Wildlife

This week the President signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. Aptly named for the late Congressman and conservation champion John D. Dingell, Jr., this bill …

Get Our New Book: Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

We’re excited to announce the publication of our wildlife habitat gardening how-to book Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition. Written by TV host and naturalist David Mizejewski, the book …

RecycleMania Takes on the Plastic Problem

From major companies dropping plastic straws from their stores to municipalities instituting plastic bag fees or bans, the conversation about single-use plastics has evolved quickly. Beneficiaries of efforts to decrease …

Shining Through the Mist: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Dian Fossey

As the National Wildlife Federation celebrates Women’s History Month, we take a look at Dian Fossey, an American primatologist and preservationist, best known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain …

National Wildlife Week: Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

Wildlife in urban areas face unique challenges as we humans pave roads, build storm water systems and expand our neighborhoods. NWF’s Top 10 Cities for Wildlife are taking concrete steps …

Visionaries in Conservation: The Women Behind the Movement

Dr. Rachel Carson is often heralded as the woman who inspired the modern conservation movement. Her book Silent Spring, published in 1962, serves as the genesis of half a century …

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