Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson serves as the National Wildlife Federation’s Research Associate on their climate, energy, and wildlife funding initiatives. She joined NWF in January 2016 after receiving a Master of Public Policy from Oregon State University where she worked on climate and renewable energy issues. Prior to this, she worked for the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research and the Great Basin Institute after receiving a B.S. in Biology from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.
elk - Grand Tetons

A Pathway to Help Wildlife Move in a Changing World

Wildlife move both daily and seasonally to survive. However, the habitats animals rely on continue to be fragmented by housing, roads, fences, energy facilities, and other man-made barriers. As a …

hawksbill sea turtle

Protect Sea Turtles and Other Multinational Species: Support the WILD Act

Wildlife across America and around the globe are in crisis, with more than one-third of all species at risk of potential extinction in the decades ahead. Loss of habitat, attacks …

Climate Change is Having a Big Impact on Small Mammals

Climate change has arrived. The years of waiting and watching for the changes we were told to expect are over. We have seen drought, sea level rise, and melting glaciers. …

Methane Rule Rollback Jeopardizes Wildlife

By rolling back critical environmental safeguards that prevent methane pollution, the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is once again selling out to the oil and gas industry. Methane is one …

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Red Wolves: A Species on the Brink of Extinction in the Wild

Once one of the few apex predators to roam the U.S. Southeast, wild red wolves are now close to extinction. A smaller, reddish-colored version of their cousin, the gray wolf, …

Tick-Tock: Climate Action Needed to Stop Tick Boom

Americans have a passion for the outdoors, but ask any hunter, angler, birder, or gardener and they will tell you that the environment is changing. Unfortunately, across the United States …

100 Years Strong: Protecting the Future of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is intended to protect over 1,000 species from removal or extermination, safeguarding migrating birds from intentional and incidental take. Passed after the massive decline of …

“Zombie” Wildlife Disease Needs Urgent Federal Action

Have you heard of a wildlife disease that turns deer, elk, and even massive moose into wandering, listless, zombie-like versions of themselves? Well, it not only exists, but has been …

Deadly Disease Threatens Deer, Elk, and Moose

Wildlife face a host of threats in today’s changing world. Invasive species, habitat loss, and disease are often at the top of the list when wildlife managers talk about the …

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Last Day to Tell the Environmental Protection Agency to Keep the Clean Power Plan!

The Clean Power Plan was meant to be the first step along a path that would lead to substantial carbon emission reductions. The Plan would have been the first ever …

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