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.

Bringing Back the Grizzly Bear to the North Cascades

It’s been a long road to recovery for the grizzly. These massive bears once roamed across much of western North America, from central New Mexico up to the Arctic Ocean, …

Can we save songbirds with … tax policy?

Climate change is one of the biggest threats to wildlife, exacerbating the habitat loss and increase in invasive species and wildlife disease that threaten many species across the country. Further, …

How did the deer, pronghorn and elk cross the road?

Wildlife crossings are an important investment that can protect people and wildlife, and now we have a chance to fund these projects through the Surface Transportation Bill. This work consists …

Tongass National Forest

5 Wild and Natural Climate Solutions You May See on Your Summer Vacation

Natural infrastructure and natural solutions to climate change are everywhere. Natural features and ecosystems like forests, wetlands, and prairies absorb carbon pollution and boost protections against extreme weather. As you …

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

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is meant to safeguard over 1,000 species of migrating birds from intentional and incidental harm. Passed after the massive decline of many birds in the …

Help Wildlife Move in a Changing World

Wildlife like the black bear 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 …

Deadly Wildlife Disease Needs Urgent Federal Action

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

How Investing in America’s Natural Infrastructure Aids Wildlife and People

Infrastructure isn’t just about roads and bridges—it also includes the natural systems that provide essential services that benefit people, communities, and industry. This “natural infrastructure” is crucial for both people …

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. …

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