Conservation

Great Lakes States Show Leadership in Development of PFAS Policies

With over 3,000 PFAS-contaminated sites in the U.S., these forever chemicals are a nationwide problem. But if you looked at a map of the known contamination across the country, the … Read more

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Seasons are changing for Michigan’s fish and wildlife

Warming stream temperatures are becoming lethal for trout. Tick “hot areas” are expanding at an unprecedented rate, increasing the risk of tick-borne illness. More frequent and volatile weather events create … Read more

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Creepy creatures or forest friends?

Picture yourself walking through a deep, dark coniferous forest just before nightfall. Trees tower overhead, their branches draped with lichen. Moss covers toppled trunks. An owl calls in the distance, … Read more

Announcing Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom College and University Grant Program

National Wildlife Federation and Mutual of Omaha are excited to announce the 2023-2024 Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom College and University Grant Program. America’s experience with cherished landscapes and wildlife … Read more

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Farm Bill Expiration and Consequences for Wildlife Conservation

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, more commonly known as the Farm Bill, is an enormous bill spanning all aspects of food and farm policy including important wildlife programs. It … Read more

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The Clean Water Act is 51 years old and today more than ever it is urgent to defend it

The U.S. Congress and state officials must act quickly to prevent the Supreme Court’s ruling in Sackett v. EPA from having irreversible consequences. Last May, the high court eliminated federal … Read more

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La Ley de Agua Limpia cumple 51 años y hoy más que nunca es urgente defenderla

El Congreso de los Estados Unidos de América y los funcionarios estatales, deben actuar con rapidez para prevenir que el fallo de la Corte Suprema en el caso Sackett v. … Read more

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Putting Nature to Work for Coastal Communities

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that coastal watersheds across the lower 48 states “lose 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands each year to development, drainage, erosion, subsidence and … Read more

Overlook of the Monongahela National Forest at Mower Tract.

The Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative

Mower Tract is a sliver of the Monongahela National Forest—40,000 acres out of a total of 900,000—sitting along Cheat Mountain in eastern West Virginia. Its red spruce forest and wetlands … Read more

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An Interview with Cheryl Lewis, Town Manager of Oxford, Maryland

Cheryl Lewis is the town manager of Oxford, a town of about 650 residents on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. With over 300 years of history, Oxford is one of Maryland’s oldest … Read more