People and Wildlife

Five Actionable Ways Municipalities Can Support Black, Latinx and Indigenous Environmentalists

Through the Community Wildlife Habitat and Mayors’ Monarch Pledge programs, municipal officials and other community leaders encourage their constituents to plant with a purpose and foster vibrant habitats for wildlife … Read more

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Energy Efficiency: A Win for Wildlife, Your Wallet, and Public Health

The tiny, round black-capped chickadee calls Pennsylvania and many other parts of the U.S. home. But recently, as climate change has turned the state hotter and wetter, these songbirds are … Read more

Great blue heron at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

Three Cheers for 50 Years: Celebrating the EPA’s Dedication to Health and the Environment

The mid twentieth century brought about a change in the American mindset. Scientists like Rachel Carson and Margaret Murie began to sound the alarm about the dangers of synthetic pesticides, … Read more

Respond, Reflect, and Renew: National Wildlife Federation’s 2020 In the Rocky Mountain West

I don’t have to tell you how difficult 2020 has been, but I am proud of how the people, programs, and supporters of the National Wildlife Federation’s Rocky Mountain Region … Read more

Kirtland's warbler

Restoring Our National Forests to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Climate

The massive wildfires blazing across the West have brought into sharp relief the intersection between climate change and the poor condition of many of our forests and other wildlands. Although most … Read more

fire fighters in forest

American Climate Profiles: Wildfire Season Heats Up

“Every summer at some point we’re up against something we can’t control. Climate change is real each and every day.” Graham Groneman, Battalion Chief for Marin County Fire Department Every … Read more

Farmland protected by a wetland buffer in the Prairie Potholes region, Iowa.

A Change in FEMA Policy Spells Good News for Communities, Wildlife, and Wildplaces Alike

In recent years, a great deal of science has confirmed the ability of natural infrastructure—such as healthy wetlands, floodplains, forests, coral reefs, and beaches—to reduce risk to human communities and … Read more

Common loons in lake.

Michigan’s Proposal 1 Ensures Long-Term Conservation

Michigan is full of amazing natural beauty and wildlife like the common loon, which is protected in MI as a threatened species. The shores of the Great Lakes and the … Read more

Florida panther

Conservation Collier Provides Valuable Habitat for Florida Panthers

Long ago Florida panthers could be found throughout the Gulf Coast states and Arkansas. A sub-species of mountain lion (a.k.a cougar or puma), human activities over the decades have decimated … Read more

Great Blue Heron

Georgia’s Amendment 1 Will Secure Environmental Funds and More

Georgia is a beautiful state full of a variety of natural resources from the coastal habitats in the southeast part of the state to the Appalachian Mountains in the northern … Read more