Conservation

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 …

The Unknown Story of the Mighty Muskoxen

Muskox, just say it out loud…muskox. In addition to being one of the greatest words (subjectively) to speak in the English language, it’s also a large arctic mammal known for …

A Big Deal for Right Whales

Today offers a unique reason for optimism that offshore wind power can rise to its full potential as a major new energy source for America. The developer of our first large-scale …

Salmon Stewards: Seasons of Growth

“Fish are like trees! ” exclaimed Melody, a 3rd grader who is now also an enthusiastic Salmon Steward at Carus Elementary. She’s referring to the unexpected discovery she made when peering …

Deadly Wildlife Disease Needs Urgent Federal Action

Have you heard of a wildlife disease that turns deer, elk, and even massive moose into wandering and listless versions of themselves? Well, it not only exists, but has been …

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 …

Got (Clean) Water?

“ I gave my heart to the mountains the minute I stood beside this river with its spray in my face and watched it thunder into foam, smooth to green …

EPA’s Latest Proposal: More Mercury in Fish and People

This administration’s attempts to roll back clean air, clean water, climate, and other environmental safeguards are numerous and sometimes overwhelming. Yet, continued public watchfulness is necessary, as evidenced by the …

John Francis, the Planetwalker: A Champion for the Environment

In honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating the many African Americans – like Dr. John Francis — who have contributed to the environmental conservation movement. Dr. Francis’ unique …

The Pika Predicament: Wildlife & the Climate Crisis

Our wildlife are in crisis, with a third of species in decline. Climate change greatly exacerbates this decline. Sadly, unchecked climate change will drive many species to extinction. The effects …

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