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Beautiful and healthy tricolored heron in a marsh.

Leveraging the Individual Voice at Maurepas Swamp: The Case for Public Input 

Corps reconsiders decision, selects Maurepas Swamp restoration for mitigating impacts from levee project “Take action!”“Sign this petition.”“Call your representative.”“Write your congressman.” People often think their individual voice won’t make a …

Japanese macaques

New Science on Same-sex Behavior in Wildlife

In honor of Pride Month, we are taking the opportunity to look at same-sex sexual relationships in wildlife—from sea stars and birds, to monkeys and apes. Thanks to a cultural …

Columbia River

Last Summer’s Heat Dome Effects Were Frightening–and They Aren’t Over

During the summer of 2021 millions of people in the Northwest were trapped in their homes, desperately seeking cool temperatures in the absence of air conditioning. As many of us …

Little Larry Swims: Whoop Whoop! Living the Anadromous Life

Bada Boom! The big blue ocean! I made it to the Pacific and this is my home for the next 2 to 3 years. The last stretch of my epic …

Red knots are common at and near Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware.

Synchronous Survival: Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs

Every year toward the beginning of May, in one of the great confluences of nature, red knots migrating from the southern tip of South America descend upon Delaware Bay in …

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Hundreds of Mayors Across North America Lead in the Monarch Conservation Movement

The National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program provides a framework for cities and communities to engage in monarch butterfly and pollinator conservation. Mayors and heads of local and tribal …

Hooked On Family Fishing event

When it Rains it Pours: Families Hooked on Fishing

The weather on the morning of April 30th, 2022 was indecisive. Patches of blue sky and sun dared everyone to hope that the torrential rain forecasted for the day might …

graphic: Did you know that dams turn a river into a big hot tub?

Little Larry Swims: Some Like it Hot! Salmon Like it Cold.

Few people like the idea of a cold shower. Not me.  Cold water is the best!! Why? Because I’m a coldwater fish. In the spring, I’m swimming through snowmelt, and …

Nation Mobilizes Offshore Wind Energy at Carolina Long Bay

On May 11th, as part of the Biden administration’s ongoing commitment to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) offered 110,091 …

salmon in Nooksack River, WA.

Measuring Conservation & Community Stewardship

NWF EcoLeader Community Research Fellowship As a doctoral student in urban planning and public policy with a focus on environmental policy and community stewardship, finding ways to strengthen community-academic partnerships …

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