People and Wildlife

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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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Pro-Tips for Leaving the Leaves

The National Wildlife Federation has designated October as Leave the Leaves Month! As we head into autumn, many trees and shrubs shed their leaves or needles in preparation for their … Read more

Seven Species that Need You to Leave the Leaves

As the hues of autumn give way to winter detritus, many homeowners are quick to discard the fallen leaves suddenly blanketing their yards. But what if we told you that … Read more

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Monarch Butterfly Identification Guide

Have you ever spotted a beautiful orange butterfly fluttering by and wondered if it’s the iconic monarch butterfly? You’re not alone! The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable … Read more

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Insufferable Invasive Species

Many visit the Pacific Northwest during the summer months for the desirable lakes and hikes, but this travel can bring unwanted critters and creatures into Washington’s environment, according to experts … Read more

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Starting small: Five ways to support biodiversity this summer

With warmer weather here, most of us are spending more time enjoying the sights and sounds of the outdoors. Sunny days, birds chirping, bees buzzing, flowers in full bloom – … Read more

On A Journey to Reduce Waste For Wildlife

You might recall that viral video from a few years ago of a person pulling a straw from a sea turtle’s nose. If you do, you might have felt the … Read more

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Fighting Plastic Pollution Through Community

The plastic pollution crisis is an ever-growing problem that affects wildlife, humans, and the physical environments around us on a multitude of levels. Each year more plastic is produced and … Read more

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How Does Wildfire Smoke Affect Wildlife?

Have you noticed the summers getting smokier? If you’ve found yourself coughing more, seeing the sky tinged with an eerie orange, or even just catching the faint scent of burning … Read more

Plastic Summer

Keep Calm; Summer Is Here!  Summer usually marks the arrival of more family activities. Since children are off from school many take advantage of this time to go on vacation. … Read more