women's history month

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Two Women Leading the Fight for Clean Water

As Women’s History Month draws to a close, the leadership and advocacy of two women honored this year with the National Wildlife Federation’s Ohio Women in Conservation Award can serve …

Group zoom high-five during the Scholars Session at the 2020 Women in Conservation Leadership Summit.

Lessons Learned from the 2020 Women in Conservation Leadership Summit

This Women’s History Month the National Wildlife Federation is sharing a few highlights from the 2020 Women in Conservation Leadership Summit, in which nearly 700 women from around the world …

Dr. Mamie Parker at Great Falls Park in Virginia.

Dr. Mamie Parker Leads the Way for Women in Conservation

Dr. Mamie Parker credits women for her rise through the ranks of male-dominated wildlife agencies—starting with her mother. Growing up as one of 11 children in the segregated south, Parker …

Breaking Ground: Pioneering Women in Botany & Public Horticulture

“Every community should have a place in which people may spend their leisure time, where they will be brought in direct contact with things of beauty and interest in the …

Women in Conservation Leadership: Connecting through Conservation

The National Wildlife Federation is proud to announce the third Women in Conservation Leadership Summit will take place on March 16-19, 2020 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, …

Shining Through the Mist: The Life and Legacy of Dr.…

As the National Wildlife Federation celebrates Women’s History Month, we take a look at Dian Fossey, an American primatologist and preservationist, best known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain …

Visionaries in Conservation: The Women Behind the Movement

Dr. Rachel Carson is often heralded as the woman who inspired the modern conservation movement. Her book Silent Spring, published in 1962, serves as the genesis of half a century …

NWF’s Leading Ladies Lend Advice on How to Achieve Success in the Conservation World

As Women’s History Month draws to a close, the National Wildlife Federation wishes to honor a few of our own and share these talented ladies’ advice for how to achieve …

Kurzel, Madden

Rockies Honors Conservation Champion

On March 22, 2016, the National Wildlife Federation and guests gathered at the Alliance Center for Sustainable Colorado in Denver, Colorado to honor Alice Madden for her contributions and achievements …

Fighting for the Environment: Women Making History

March is Women’s History Month — a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world who have made history in many fields, including art, science, politics, and conservation. Ensuring the …

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