Conservation

bison - American Prairie Reserve

Giving Bison More Room to Roam on the American Prairie

The American Prairie Reserve is working hard to build the largest nature reserve in the continental United States—and is currently proposing to restore wild bison on 250,000 acres of wild …

Nurture Nature and the Next Generation of Conservationists

  |   May 30, 2018

Let’s face it. Baby seals are irresistible. These freckled, whiskered, precious little pups turn up on beaches, shorelines, boat ramps and other unexpected places. How did they get there? Usually, …

A 4AM Fishing Adventure: Lessons from New York City’s Jamaica Bay

I wish all National Wildlife Federation members could have joined me on a recent spring fishing outing in New York City’s Jamaica Bay.  The restoration of one of the region’s most …

Taking Legal Action to Protect America’s Migratory Birds

This is for the birds. One of America’s oldest conservation laws and wildlife successes is under attack.  Passed during the Woodrow Wilson administration in 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act …

Three Ways to Take Action for Monarch Butterflies

  |   May 22, 2018

Did you know it takes an average of 29 milkweed plants to assure one adult monarch butterfly reaches adulthood? Monarch populations have fallen by 90 percent from habitat loss, pesticides, …

Deadly Disease Threatens Deer, Elk, and Moose

Wildlife face a host of threats in today’s changing world. Invasive species, habitat loss, and disease are often at the top of the list when wildlife managers talk about the …

Take Action and Beesponsible to Save the Bees

I was recently a guest on BUILD Series to talk about Beesponsible, an effort to raise awareness about bee decline and to engage people in planting bee gardens via our …

sea otters

We Almost Lost the Southern Sea Otter—Will We Act in Time for Other Wildlife at Risk?

A sea otter cub sleeps in the embrace of its mother. The rocking waves in the kelp bed and the mother’s constant grooming are soothing. Above them on California’s coastal …

Eastern spotted skunk

The Mystery of the Spotted Skunk

The species of skunk that literally stands on its front paws when threatened is quickly vanishing from its historic range across our central, eastern, and southern states. Known to be …

Rufous hummingbird

Four Ways to Help our Hummingbirds Fly Home

On tiny whirring wings, hummingbirds may fly thousands of miles north to nest, crossing open waters or high mountains.  Right now, you can make a difference for our smallest birds …

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