Dana Jensen McNamara’s Archive

A Bird’s Eye View: Osprey Conservation in North Carolina

The thriving osprey population on North Carolina’s Lake Norman is a testament to the effectiveness of the mission of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, state affiliate of the National Wildlife … Read more

A Constitutional Amendment for New England Cottontails

When talking about protecting our public lands, conservationists are often referring to the millions of acres of sprawling western lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service. … Read more

A Wildlife Week in Charm City

Baltimore’s urban landscape is teeming with diverse wildlife. Look to the tops of its tallest buildings and you might find the endangered peregrine falcon caring for her young. Peer into … Read more

Nurture Nature and the Next Generation of Conservationists

Let’s face it. Baby seals are irresistible. These freckled, whiskered, precious little pups turn up on beaches, shorelines, boat ramps and other unexpected places. How did they get there? Usually, … Read more

Fashion & Fun for a Wildlife-Friendly Future

It’s fifteen minutes before show time. Twenty-four student models are lining up, anxiously waiting for the show to begin. You can tell that the students are nervous but still, they … Read more

Three Ways to Take Action for Monarch Butterflies

Did you know it takes an average of 29 milkweed plants to assure one adult monarch butterfly reaches adulthood? Monarch populations have fallen by 90 percent from habitat loss, pesticides, … Read more

EPA Administrator Sets New Policy, Declares Treating Biomass as “Carbon Neutral”

Administrator Scott Pruitt recently broke from the science community to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency would turn a blind-eye to carbon pollution from biomass. This decision upended a scientific … Read more

True Wildlife Champions: 2018’s National Conservation Award Recipients

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION 82nd ANNUAL MEETING: NATIONAL CONSERVATION AWARD WINNERS Honorees Tennessee Wildlife Federation Affiliate of the Year Michelle Blair, Mississippi Wildlife Federation Affiliate Volunteer of the Year Dakin Hewlett, … Read more

Speaking Out for Chesapeake Bay & Delaware River Watershed Wildlife!

On March 21, more than one hundred supporters of the National Wildlife Federation hosted Choose Clean Water Coalition and the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed fought through a snowstorm … Read more

Chocolate Chip Cookies Fresh Out of the Solar Oven

Many students celebrated Earth Day this year outside in the sun, learning about wildlife habitats, local species, or, in the case of one classroom in New Jersey, about clean energy … Read more