Conservation

Aerial view of Teck mining activity in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.

Q & A: An Interview with Erin Sexton

The National Wildlife Federation recently sponsored EcoFlights over the transboundary watersheds of British Columbia, Montana and Washington to give reporters and stakeholders a bird’s-eye view of the threats that British … Read more

turtle hatchlings

Sea Turtles Return! Restoring Habitat in the Gulf

On a stretch of sandy beach off of Louisiana’s coast, something remarkable has happened – the sea turtles are back! For the first time in 75 years, sea turtle nests … Read more

teens collect and survey bumblebees

Connecting Underrepresented Youth with STEM Career Opportunities

According to a recent study done by Pew Research Center, “Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce compared with their share of … Read more

Floodplain Restoration

Funding Nature-Based Solutions through FEMA’s BRIC Program

On August 1, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that 53 projects were selected as a part of the second annual Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) national competition. … Read more

before (left) and after (right) Baltimore Oriole garden

The Oriole Garden: Six Years Later

In 2016, the Oriole Garden at Camden Yards was just a typical area of flat lawn. It was a space that visitors to the stadium would not think twice about … Read more

New NWF Film Explores the Risk of Invasive Carp to the Great Lakes and the Effort to Stop Them

On one set of starting blocks, picture the mass of invasive carp occupying the Mississippi River system and its tributaries, moving ever North in search of the food resources necessary … Read more

Why Cleaning Up Our Degraded Lands—All 4 Million of Them—Is a Climate Solution

What if I told you we have an opportunity to help fight climate change sitting right under our noses? Depending on where you live, you’ve probably driven past a deserted … Read more

A Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) hunting for small fish in southwest Florida

Room for Improvement: Progress Report on Florida’s Water Quality

Florida’s water bodies have been suffering from increased pollutants resulting in record manatee deaths, fish die-offs, and algal blooms. In January 2019, Florida Gov. Ron Desantis signed an Executive Order … Read more

Monarch butterfly cluster

What the Listing of the Monarch Butterfly as Endangered Really Means

By now you’ve probably heard the news: the monarch butterfly has been listed as an endangered species. The stunning butterfly species, once common across the United States and famous for … Read more

flowers alongside roadway

Butterfly Highways: Conserving Roadside Habitats for Monarchs and Pollinators

The National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program came together with the Texas Department of Transportation–Pharr District, Maramec Spring Park, Conservation Federation of Missouri, the James Foundation and the Missouri … Read more