People and Wildlife

Mule Deer on Wildlife Refuge.

America’s Conservation Enhancement Act is a Bipartisan Win for Wildlife

It’s no secret Congress is as polarized as ever, but wildlife conservation continues to bring both sides of the aisle together. This month, the House and Senate passed America’s Conservation … Read more

Healthy Advisory sign PFAS

Confronting the “Forever Chemical”

Michigan residents and the National Wildlife Federation’s advocacy scored a major win in July, with the announcement of new regulations limiting harmful chemicals in drinking water. The new rules limit … Read more

birds eye view of a wildfire in Yellowstone National Park

Wildfires and Wildlife on the Move

In the Pacific Northwest, just a whiff of the outdoor air is an assault to your senses—and your health. Wildfires continue to blaze in dozens of spots up and down … Read more

Can Cities Capture Too Much Water?

Returning items to circulation has more than one meaning at the Central Library in Austin, Texas. In addition to holding thousands of books (and seeds!), this much-celebrated community project captures … Read more

Natural Climate Solutions on Agricultural Lands

Fighting Climate Change on the Farm

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the idea of planting a trillion trees globally to fight climate change by drawing carbon dioxide out of the air. Reforestation … Read more

Mosquito on Flower

What Purpose do Mosquitoes Serve?

It’s often said that mosquitoes serve no purpose other than to annoy humans. This is easy to believe as you are swatting away these bothersome insects while trying to enjoy … Read more

Mosquito on leaf.

What You Need to Know Before Spraying for Mosquitoes

When the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than getting out of the house to enjoy nature right outside your door. Whether it’s grilling out with family, doing some gardening, … Read more

A painted lady butterfly on purple coneflower

Collaborating for Change: Charleston, the “Butterfly Capital” of Illinois

Mayor Brandon Combs of Charleston, Illinois signed the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge in 2019, and since then, has been a leader in monarch and pollinator conservation. In just over a year, … Read more

hummingbird eating mosquitoes

Meet the Squad of Mosquito-Eating Species

Mosquitoes are unwanted visitors to our backyards, but nature can offer solutions that don’t involve chemicals or bug sprays. Often overlooked and under-appreciated, the following wildlife species are especially helpful … Read more

Taking Root: Forests As Natural Climate Solutions

Our nation’s forests are home to some of America’s most iconic wildlife, the source of clean drinking water for millions, a place of solace and rejuvenation for hikers, an evergreen … Read more