Jane Kirchner

Jane Kirchner has spent more than 20 years helping save open lands and advocating for the protection of wildlife habitat. She loves working on programs that connect people who care about wildlife and the environment to actions they can take to make a difference. Jane manages online strategy campaigns at NWF and during her free time likes to spend as much time as she can outdoors, especially in places where native species are found. She is also a master gardener and former county planning commissioner.
red fox and kit

15 Small Ways to Make a Big Difference for Wildlife

There are simple choices we can make in our everyday lives and small things we can do to make a big difference for the treasured wildlife we care about. You …

Yellow-breasted chat.

Five Migrating Birds That May Stop in Your Yard

Right now, more than a hundred and fifty species of birds are on their way northward from tropical wintering grounds to take advantage of emerging insects, budding plants and an …

arctic fox

Take the Arctic Wildlife Quiz

The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth that includes the Arctic Ocean and the northern part of Alaska in the United States. Despite having long, cold …

opossum and young

Opossums: Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Ticks and Lyme Disease

With the huge rise in deer tick populations and the spread of Lyme disease, many friends of wildlife are welcoming opossums into their yards. Why? Scientists have learned that opossums …

Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis)

I want Bombus affinis in my garden

For the past three years, photographer Tony Ernst has seen rusty patched bumble bees in his garden, and every year he watches to see if they return. I’d like to …

moose in winter

Climate change, pollution and mining: Moose pay the price

If we need evidence that our changing climate, polluted waterways, and mining on public lands directly impacts wildlife, consider the plight of moose. The majestic animal is struggling with disease …

One Day, More than 6,000 Trees for Wildlife

On Giving Tuesday 2016 — a global day for giving back to the causes that matter most to us — a new one-day record for NWF was set for giving native trees …

Buttonbush. Photo: Dani Tinker.

For Wild Bees, these Native Plants are Superstars

The following are eleven native plants that are superstars in helping wild, native bees survive and thrive! Plant one in your area today: Baby Blue Eyes Baby blue eyes (Nemophila …

moose

Saving Over a Million Acres of Moose Habitat in Minnesota

But right now, Twin Metals, owned by Antofagasta of Chile, is proposing a massive, sulfide-ore copper mine within the Boundary Waters’ watershed, just upstream from these priceless wilderness waterways. Please …

porcupine crab

Amazing Species of the Atlantic Ocean

About 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is an area of little-disturbed ocean habitat that contains marine canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon and underwater mountains rising higher than …

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