black bears

Climate Change Brings Black Bears Close to Home

There is nothing like the thrill of seeing a black bear in the wild. I will never forget when I saw my first family of black bears in the Hickory …

Black Bears in Northeast Texas Face New Threat

Right now, a fight is escalating between rural Northeast Texas and the urban Greater Dallas area that could impact bear habitat. The people of Northeast Texas are battling to protect …

Congress Considering Taking Public Out of Review Process for Water Projects

More than 40 years ago, America began to lay the groundwork for one of the pieces of environmental legislation we rely on today. It was born in part out of …

What Will Happen to the Bears?

Any time I’m able to get out of DC and spend some time in the woods, I jump at the chance.  I especially like visiting national forests–they are found all …

New Englanders Invade DC to Stay Tar Sands Free

An intrepid crew from Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire visited our nation’s capitol to press for action on the tar sands threat to New England. Will their message stick?

NWF Celebrates Earth Day on Today Show

Happy Earth Day! My monthly appearance on the Today Show fell on Earth Day this year, which was a nice coincidence given that wildlife conservation and protecting the planet were …

Black Bears and Wetlands and the Water Resources Development Act…Oh, My!

Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. – John Muir The Louisiana black bear is a threatened …

Twelve Tree-Mendous Wildlife Facts for National Wildlife Week

Next Monday we’ll join children across the country in a celebration of trees during National Wildlife Week. This year, we’re teaming up with kids and hope to plant 75,000 trees …

Black bear in Grand Teton National Park

Photo of the Day: A Different Shade of Black Bear

Photo by George Cheatle See more of George Cheatle’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo …

Black bear cub climbing a tree

Photo of the Day: Headed for the Top

Black bear cub climbing a tree in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park   Photo by Flickr member Charlie Choc (cchoc) See more of Charlie Choc’s photos on Flickr …

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