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American avocet

Will Migratory Birds Win at the Polls in the Golden State?

With their long, upturned bills and striking coloration, avocets are a striking migratory bird that depend on the Golden State’s wetlands. However, pollution and contaminants in California waterways dampen successful …

State Climate Policies Gain Steam, Help Save the Planet

Reflections on the Global Climate Action Summit and other signs of progress Those of us who have been following climate change at a national level know that there hasn’t been …

sea otters

We Almost Lost the Southern Sea Otter—Will We Act in Time for Other Wildlife at Risk?

A sea otter cub sleeps in the embrace of its mother. The rocking waves in the kelp bed and the mother’s constant grooming are soothing. Above them on California’s coastal …

Congressional Spending Bill Delivers Wins for Wildlife

UPDATE 3/23: The Senate passed the omnibus spending bill and President Trump signed it Congressional negotiators have agreed on a massive spending bill known as the fiscal year 2018 omnibus …

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Sierra Nevada red fox

Make This the Best Week for Wildlife – #10WildlifeChampions

Photo of the Simi Valley fire in CA via US Air Force

Wildfire in a Rapidly Changing World

Walking for Wildlife

As part of Urban Wildlife Week which starts October 16, a group led by the National Wildlife Federation’s California Regional Executive Director, Beth Pratt Bergstrom and partners is embarking on an almost 50-mile hike to raise …

Wildfire: Climate Change in California

In 2015, more than 2,500 structures were burned in the Valley and Butte wildfires alone. Since 1970, wildfires have burned more than twice the area as expected, and fire season …

New NWF Book Features Wildlife Success Stories

My new book, When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working it Out In California, a partnership between the National Wildlife Federation and Heyday Books, tells these remarkable tales …

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