Monarch Heroes Program Launched in 15 schools in Texas To help build awareness and reverse monarch decline in Texas, NWF launched our Monarch Heroes Program with the Austin and Houston … Read more
Austin, Texas Creates Habitat for the Declining Monarch Butterfly
The City of Austin, Texas sits at a critical migration point for the monarch butterfly. In the spring, Austin is one of the first places in the U.S. that the monarch … Read more
New Outdoor Childcare Regulations Enacted in Texas
We have a new policy leader in early childhood environmental education: The Texas Workforce Commission. That’s right. This spring, following behind the scenes advocacy by National Wildlife Federation and our partners at … Read more
Fracking in North Texas: A Local Perspective
“Fracking,” short for a method of extracting gas or oil from the ground called hydraulic fracturing was not in my vocabulary when I moved to Denton, Texas in August of … Read more
First School in Texas to Earn National Award for Sustainability Initiatives!
Congratulations Small Green Tech Academy! Clint Small Middle School’s Green Tech Academy located in Austin, Texas is modeling the way for other schools to go “green”! Since opening in 1999, … Read more
National Wildlife Week: Going Batty in Austin, TX
At Bat Conservation International in Austin, TX, Dianne Odegard is education and public outreach manager. At home, as a bat rehabilitator, she can have 7-8 native species of insectivorous bats … Read more
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 … Read more
Hatchery-raised Fish Cause Concern, Raise Need for More Research
A new study, recently released in the journal Aquaculture, highlights concerns that hatchery-raised trout appear to be slower than wild trout, making them more susceptible to predation once released. Scientists … Read more
Weekly News Roundup: Calling All Environmental Reporters!
Battle of the Bobcats NWF supporter Rebecca Sabac captured an incredible wildlife sighting recently. While driving down Highway 27 in the Everglades, she caught sight of a beautiful bobcat perching … Read more
Artificial Reefs: Restoration Beyond Recreation?
Over the past few decades the five Gulf States have built artificial reefs both inshore and offshore with the aim of enhancing recreational fishing and diving opportunities. State and local … Read more