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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Ten Remarkable California Wildlife Moments in 2015

As the California Director of the National Wildlife Federation, I have the best job in the world. While overseeing the organization’s conservation work in the Golden State, I continually witness … Read more

What a Year for #SaveLACougars! Ten Highlights from 2015

What a year for the #SaveLACougars campaign: from seeing the first design concepts of the Liberty Canyon Wildlife crossing, to raising our first $1 million for the campaign, to surprise cougar kittens … Read more

Meet the Foxes of Silicon Valley

“What does the fox say?” asks the group Ylvis in their now famous song. Researcher Bill Leikam has some answers. His nickname, The Fox Guy, is well earned. Having spent … Read more

Orphaned Fisher Kits Get a Brand New Start in Yosemite

As California Director for the National Wildlife Federation, I truly do have the best job in the world. This week, I had the once-in-a-lifetime privilege of attending the release of … Read more

Rainn Wilson (and Ranger Rick) Want You to Help Build a Wildlife Crossing to Save Mountain Lions

Los Angeles is home to some of the worst traffic in the country, but it’s not just people that suffer from the gridlock. The region’s heavily traveled freeways threaten a … Read more

Celebrating the Return of the Wolf to California

  When the wolf OR-7 crossed the state line in 2011, he became the first wolf to visit California in over 90 years. He represented hope for a future of … Read more

Speaking of Bears

Bears delight us all—as M.E. Beatty wrote in Bears of Yosemite, “Of all the animals in our national parks, the bear undoubtedly ranks first in public interest.” There is a … Read more