natural infrastructure

Sandhill cranes in a wetland

Infrastructure Package Must Include Conservation Investments—Here’s Why

The United States is at a turning point. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic recession induced by the pandemic, racial injustice, and climate change facing the country, Americans need solutions. …

Farmland protected by a wetland buffer in the Prairie Potholes region, Iowa.

A Change in FEMA Policy Spells Good News for Communities, Wildlife, and Wildplaces Alike

In recent years, a great deal of science has confirmed the ability of natural infrastructure—such as healthy wetlands, floodplains, forests, coral reefs, and beaches—to reduce risk to human communities and …

Satellite image of Hurricane Laura at 2:50 a.m. CDT on August 27, 2020.

7 Ways Congress Could Help Safeguard Communities and Wildlife From Hurricanes

This year is already bringing an unusually active hurricane season, with more than a dozen named storms, including five hurricanes, halfway through the season. NOAA is predicting we may see …

The Protective Value of Nature

A new report shows how natural systems can reduce risks from natural disasters and provide other benefits. The National Wildlife Federation and Allied World recently released The Protective Value of …

Swept Away: Protecting Midwest Communities & Wildlife From Extreme Flooding

loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings

Wildlife Calm in the Storm

Tongass National Forest

5 Wild and Natural Climate Solutions You May See on…

Military Bases & Wildlife Share a Common Threat: Climate Change

Climate change is fueling extreme weather, resulting in more severe drought, floods, wildfires and hurricanes. Both the U.S. military and wildlife are put at further risk by federal inaction as …

Taking Action in the Era of Climate Change

We are witnessing the impacts of climate change across the country. Climate-fueled disasters have devastated communities — from cities deluged by hurricanes along the Atlantic Coast to the California and …

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 …

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