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cover crops

A Helping Hand: Conservation on Farms Yields Wins for Wildlife & Our Climate

Conservation farming improves water quality and nutrient retention, reduces soil erosion, increases productivity, and can even mitigate the harsh impacts of climate change. These practices include keeping soil planted between …

How Do You Protect 2 Million Acres of Wild Lands?

Think about a park, forest, hiking trail, or wild lands you visit to experience and enjoy wildlife. It could be a big place like California’s Kings Canyon National Park, the …

Blanding's turtle

Turn the Tide for Turtles: Help Them Live to a Very Old Age

With their low metabolism and predator-proof hard shells, our native freshwater turtles are well equipped to live a long life.*  But traffic on roads slicing through habitats along with the …

southern flying squirrel

Flying Squirrels Need You to Be a Hero for Wildlife

The mighty little squirrel of the night faces tough challenges in some states where it’s losing forest habitat. Northern flying squirrels can’t live in just any kind of woods. They …

Bighorn sheep photo by Tim Rains (NPS)

Will Congress Leave Wildlife Out to Dry this Year?

In our own lives, the new year often comes with a to-do list. Whether it’s filing financial paperwork or setting goals for the year ahead like going to the gym …

Giving Tuesday – Trees for Wildlife

How Do Trees Help Nature and Wildlife? Trees absorb pollutants through their leaves. In fact, one tree can absorb more than a ton of carbon dioxide in its lifetime! They …

The Best Dam Water Engineers

Beavers may be our most important partner in protecting and restoring western streams and watersheds. By building temporary dams on small streams, beavers slow down rainwater runoff and snowmelt. This …

Twenty-three leading companies support protecting habitat in Brazil

Update: On January 25, 2018, the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 announced the number of companies supporting protection of the Brazilian Cerrado had nearly tripled, to a total of 61 signatories. The …

Red Moon Rising: The Growing Threat of Megafires

As my truck crested the Hoback rim and I rolled into the upper Green River basin, I couldn’t wait to see the full moon rising over the Wind River Mountains. …

pronghorn, running, winter range, Pinedale. Photo Credit: Mark-Gocke/USDA

A Win for Wildlife: Protecting America’s Public Lands from Methane Pollution

On Wednesday, 51 Senators—all Democrats plus Republicans Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, and John McCain—stood up for America’s outdoor heritage and wildlife by preventing the repeal of a Bureau of Land …

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