National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation The National Wildlife Federation is a non-profit organization that works to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world.
As America's largest conservation organization, National Wildlife Federation works with more than 6 million members, partners, and supporters in communities from coast-to-coast to actively educate, develop resources, and promote achievable solutions. Our efforts empower and inspire everyday Americans to PROTECT AND RESTORE WILDLIFE HABITAT: We defend America's safeguards and safe-havens for wildlife. CONNECT PEOPLE WITH NATURE: Through publications like National Wildlife®, Ranger Rick®, and Ranger Rick Jr® and our education programs and campaigns, we create opportunities for conservationists of all ages to connect with nature.

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Mission: Uniting all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Any claims of environmental stewardship aim to obscure the current administration’s attacks on science and a policy ap...
07/08/2019

Any claims of environmental stewardship aim to obscure the current administration’s attacks on science and a policy approach that forfeits American’s rights to clean air, water and access to public lands. Read more about the need for leadership, not words: natwild.life/EnvironmentalLeadership

07/08/2019

Human interaction nearly drove an entire species of tiny foxes to extinction, but thanks to the work of dedicated scientists, their numbers are on the uptick. Learn more: natwild.life/island-fox

This Fourth of July, you may see our national bird, the bald eagle, celebrated as a symbol of our country's history. But...
07/04/2019

This Fourth of July, you may see our national bird, the bald eagle, celebrated as a symbol of our country's history. But you may not remember how close we came to losing this national symbol forever. The bald eagle’s recovery is one of the greatest American wildlife recovery stories. Learn more: natwild.life/BaldEagleRecovery

06/29/2019
Bringing New Bison to Wind River

Jason Baldes, Eastern Shoshone Tribal Member and Bison Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation Tribal Partnerships Program, shares the importance and impact of the latest bison release.

The National Wildlife Federation Tribal Partnerships Program applauds the addition of five Yellowstone-genetic, male bis...
06/28/2019

The National Wildlife Federation Tribal Partnerships Program
applauds the addition of five Yellowstone-genetic, male bison to the Wind River Reservation from the Fort Peck Reservation, bringing the current herd size to 33 bison. These are the offspring of more than 200 Yellowstone bison previously transferred to the Fort Peck Reservation in 2012 and 2014, marking the third release on Wind River since November 2016. Learn more: natwild.life/BisonRelease2019

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06/27/2019

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"Children are our future. As the publisher of Ranger Rick and Zoobooks magazines, we stand united with our fellow children’s publishers to urge the humane treatment of all children everywhere, especially at our southern border today." — Collin O'Mara, President and CEO of National Wildlife Federation

Just as natural ecosystems are strongest and most healthy when they are diverse, so is the conservation movement. Learn ...
06/27/2019

Just as natural ecosystems are strongest and most healthy when they are diverse, so is the conservation movement. Learn more about how our commitment to inclusion of LGBTQ+ staff and supporters strengthens us in our fight for wildlife in a rapidly changing world: natwild.life/Pride-2019

And, if you're in Maryland, come cheer us on at Annapolis's first ever Pride Parade this Saturday!

"Offshore drilling is inherently risky. This slow-motion disaster should sound alarm bells about any proposal to expand ...
06/27/2019
New Estimate for an Oil Leak: A Thousand Times Worse Than Rig Owner Says

"Offshore drilling is inherently risky. This slow-motion disaster should sound alarm bells about any proposal to expand drilling along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts or to weaken safety standards."— National Wildlife Federation VP. Learn more: http://natwild.life/TaylorLeak

The leak, about 12 miles off the Louisiana coast, has been releasing oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, when a bundle of undersea pipes ruptured.

It's officially summer—and that means time to travel and explore! From forests to river banks, check out this list of ...
06/26/2019
5 Wild and Natural Climate Solutions You May See on Your Summer Vacation • The National Wildlife Federation Blog

It's officially summer—and that means time to travel and explore! From forests to river banks, check out this list of natural climate solutions and wildlife you may see on your outdoor adventures!

Natural infrastructure and natural solutions to climate change are everywhere. Natural features and ecosystems like forests, wetlands, and prairies absorb carbon pollution and boost protections against extreme weather. As you …

The Land and Water Conservation Fund supports wildlife and our shared outdoor heritage, public access, jobs and economic...
06/25/2019

The Land and Water Conservation Fund supports wildlife and our shared outdoor heritage, public access, jobs and economic development, community resilience, and outdoor recreation. The only missing piece is permanent, mandatory funding. Now, Congress has the remarkable opportunity to realize the full potential of the program by ensuring its funding is permanent and mandatory. Watch National Wildlife Federation's Collin O'Mara's testimony on Capitol Hill: natwild.life/LWCF-Hearing #FundLWCF

Great news for wildlife! New Jersey just selected the Ocean Wind Project as the first offshore wind farm in New Jersey &...
06/24/2019
New Jersey Makes History With Largest Offshore Wind Power Project Commitment

Great news for wildlife! New Jersey just selected the Ocean Wind Project as the first offshore wind farm in New Jersey & the largest offshore wind project in the U.S. Responsibly developed wind power is key to fighting climate change, protecting wildlife long term, and ensuring construction does not disturb North Atlantic right whale migration. Thank you NJ Governor Phil Murphy for your leadership on offshore wind development!

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to select New Jersey’s first, and America’s largest, offshore wind energy project.

TUNE IN to National Wildlife Federation's Collin O'Mara, United Steelworkers' Leo Gerard + BlueGreen Alliance on how our...
06/24/2019

TUNE IN to National Wildlife Federation's Collin O'Mara, United Steelworkers' Leo Gerard + BlueGreen Alliance on how our leaders can #ActOnClimate by:
- Investing in workers 👷👩‍🏭
- Focusing on frontline communities 🏭🚧
- Restoring coasts & forests 🌊🌳
WATCH at 1pm EST: natwild.life/BlueGreenAllianceLivestream

Urban habitat restoration can be a key part of saving monarchs. Take time this Pollinator Week to learn more about how o...
06/23/2019
Monarch butterflies are dying out. Here’s how cities can help.

Urban habitat restoration can be a key part of saving monarchs. Take time this Pollinator Week to learn more about how our Mayor's Monarch Pledge campaign helps communities take local action to protect this incredible species.

Cities and city residents could grow 30 percent of the milkweed plants monarchs need to survive.

This National Pollinator Week, think in 3’s when planting for pollinators! Plant a minimum of 3 varieties of blooming ...
06/22/2019

This National Pollinator Week, think in 3’s when planting for pollinators! Plant a minimum of 3 varieties of blooming nectar plants across 3 seasons: spring, summer, and fall. And balance your landscape with 3 types of native plants. Learn more: natwild.life/3-SeasonsGardening

There is still time to help butterflies this Pollinator Week! Pledge to be a Butterfly Hero™ and get a FREE seed packe...
06/20/2019

There is still time to help butterflies this Pollinator Week! Pledge to be a Butterfly Hero™ and get a FREE seed packet from National Wildlife Federation and Nick Helps. Supplies are limited: natwild.life/ButterflyHeroPledge

“Camping offers families a perfect opportunity to instill in the next generation a passion for wildlife and the outdoo...
06/20/2019

“Camping offers families a perfect opportunity to instill in the next generation a passion for wildlife and the outdoors,” said National Wildlife Federation's Collin O'Mara. Learn about how you can #CampLikeAnAnimal & join the #GreatAmericanCampout celebration: natwild.life/GreatAmericanCampout19

What do Mississippi sandhill cranes, Florida panthers, and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep have in common? Learn how the La...
06/19/2019

What do Mississippi sandhill cranes, Florida panthers, and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep have in common? Learn how the Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped these and other incredible species, and why Congress should fully #FundLWCF: natwild.life/Fund-LWCF

Happy Pollinator Week! We thank our partners in The National Pollinator Garden Network and all who planted over 1 millio...
06/17/2019

Happy Pollinator Week! We thank our partners in The National Pollinator Garden Network and all who planted over 1 million registered pollinator gardens! natwild.life/PollinatorWeek

Pledge to be a Butterfly Hero™ through #NickHelps and receive a free seed packet to start your butterfly garden! 🦋S...
06/17/2019

Pledge to be a Butterfly Hero™ through #NickHelps and receive a free seed packet to start your butterfly garden!
🦋Supplies are limited: natwild.life/NickHelps 🦋

"When these trees are gone, dozens of other species will disappear, too. More than 40 insects and other little critters ...
06/16/2019
Perspective | Want to understand the biodiversity crisis? Look at the trees in your backyard.

"When these trees are gone, dozens of other species will disappear, too. More than 40 insects and other little critters are known to live only on American ash trees, and this is surely only a partial tally. Many birds prefer ashes for feeding and nesting. A 2013 study found that tadpoles grow larger when feeding on ash leaves than on maple, which is replacing ash in many places."
Use our Native Plant Finder to learn how to Garden for Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Habitat in your backyard: www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants

Real, visible and consequential ecological catastrophes are playing out all around us.

Writer Marina Richie shares incredible photos of her pollinator garden and tips on how to join the Garden for Wildlife -...
06/15/2019
The Tug of Home and our Pollinator Garden

Writer Marina Richie shares incredible photos of her pollinator garden and tips on how to join the Garden for Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Habitat movement.

Just as I’m about to head to the Wild East for an Appalachian Trail adventure in the highlands of North Carolina and Tennessee, I feel a tug to stay here at home in my wild front yard in Bend, Oreg…

Today's hearing on migratory birds in the House Natural Resources Committee will discuss a legislative reply to the admi...
06/13/2019

Today's hearing on migratory birds in the House Natural Resources Committee will discuss a legislative reply to the administration's rollback of protections listed in the 100+ year old Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Learn more about this landmark bill: natwild.life/MBTAhearing

As we celebrate more state commitments to large-scale Atlantic offshore wind power development, National Wildlife Federa...
06/13/2019
Environmental Groups, Vineyard Wind to Discuss Right Whale Protections

As we celebrate more state commitments to large-scale Atlantic offshore wind power development, National Wildlife Federation and our partners are advocating for stringent protection of wildlife, like the North Atlantic right whale, every step of the way.

New offshore wind construction regulations around North Atlantic Right Whales will be discussed at a conference about the Offshore Wind industry on Tuesday

Our affiliate Conservation Northwest helped Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife efforts to recover pygmy rabbits by...
06/12/2019
WA's endangered pygmy rabbits bounce back from the brink

Our affiliate Conservation Northwest helped Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife efforts to recover pygmy rabbits by health-checking & tagging them in Washington’s sagelands. Improving habitat connectivity and restoring sagelands is essential for pygmy rabbits & other sagebrush wildlife.

Recovering the endangered rabbits will test society’s willingness to let nature reclaim a landscape.

06/11/2019
When We Save Wildlife, We Save Ourselves | Collin O'Mara | TEDxNashville

Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, discusses why it is essential we connect our children and future generations with wildlife and the outdoors — and how doing so is good for our health, economy and environment.

Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, reveals why it is essential that we connect our children and future generations with wi...

From the small green anole to the mighty moose, wildlife crossings can be a boon to wildlife and people.“We have the t...
06/11/2019

From the small green anole to the mighty moose, wildlife crossings can be a boon to wildlife and people.

“We have the technology now to identify those spots, and we have the case studies now to show that those crossings work,” said David Willms, Sr. Director for Western Wildlife & Conservation. Learn more: natwild.life/WildlifeHighways

Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden: A Missouri Adventure at Missouri Botanical Garden is a Conservation Federation of ...
06/10/2019

Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden: A Missouri Adventure at Missouri Botanical Garden is a Conservation Federation of Missouri and Garden for Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Habitat®! More than 95% of the plants throughout this 2-acre site are native Midwest species, providing forage & habitat for a diversity of wildlife, while also providing nature-based “playscaping” ideas and inspiration for home, school, or community landscapes.

Wildlife further up the food chain and outdoor recreation rely on forage fish like mullet, shad, herring, and sardines. ...
06/10/2019

Wildlife further up the food chain and outdoor recreation rely on forage fish like mullet, shad, herring, and sardines. Learn more about how proper stewardship of these small fish is tied to our country’s conservation funding system: natwild.life/ForageFishConservation

"The chief of the U.S. Forest Service is warning that a billion acres of land across America are at risk of catastrophic...
06/10/2019

"The chief of the U.S. Forest Service is warning that a billion acres of land across America are at risk of catastrophic wildfires like last fall's deadly Camp Fire that destroyed most of Paradise, Calif." —via NPR. natwild.life/WildfireSeason

"It really doesn't take much to get started. Even an empty, vacant lot can provide a haven for pollinators," says Mary P...
06/08/2019
City Dwellers Are Saving Bees and Butterflies from Extinction with Plants—Here's How

"It really doesn't take much to get started. Even an empty, vacant lot can provide a haven for pollinators," says Mary Phillips, senior director for the Garden for Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Habitat Program and the co-founder of the National Pollinator Garden Network, the group behind the movement. "People can just really foster a habitat just about anywhere, as these plants are pretty hardy."
Learn more about how to #Garden4Wildlife: natwild.life/Garden4Wildlife-Web

Your garden can sustain bees and other insects that pollinate this season, too, regardless of where you live.

Plastic pollution is harming coastal and marine wildlife – but we can fight it by Refusing, Reducing, Reusing, and Rec...
06/08/2019
This World Oceans Day, It's All About Plastic • The National Wildlife Federation Blog

Plastic pollution is harming coastal and marine wildlife – but we can fight it by Refusing, Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling! Learn more about how you can protect our oceans this World Oceans Day!

Thalassophile, n. thuh-LASS-uh-file A lover of the sea, someone who loves the sea/ocean Every year on June 8th, we celebrate World Oceans Day. This is an opportunity to celebrate oceans …

Today the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council joins the National Wildlife Federation as the organization’s Alaska af...
06/07/2019

Today the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council joins the National Wildlife Federation as the organization’s Alaska affiliate. The Juneau-based conservation organization, founded in 1970, is dedicated to protecting Alaska’s wildlife and natural resources. natwild.life/AlaskaAffiliate

The vote by Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) to allow Ohio River watershed states to adopt clean ...
06/07/2019

The vote by Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) to allow Ohio River watershed states to adopt clean water protections on an optional basis is tantamount to eliminating them. This is devastating news for the wildlife & people who live along the 981-mile river. natwild.life/ORSANCO-Vote

The Ohio River’s freshwater mussels–and their natural water purifying abilities–could be jeopardized if pollution ...
06/05/2019

The Ohio River’s freshwater mussels–and their natural water purifying abilities–could be jeopardized if pollution safeguards are weakened at any point along the mighty 8-state long waterway.Tomorrow the commission responsible for stewarding the Ohio River may vote to make pollution standards only optional, imperiling mussels, belted kingfishers, American mink, and other wildlife who call the watershed home. Learn more: natwild.life/OhioMussels

“The Great Marsh is the coastal jewel of New England, and we have an opportunity to get out in front of the impacts an...
06/04/2019
In the Great Marsh and other coastal wetlands, climate change is harming delicate ecosystems - The Boston Globe

“The Great Marsh is the coastal jewel of New England, and we have an opportunity to get out in front of the impacts and keep it from being degraded, as have other systems in the country." — Chris Hilke, National Wildlife Federation, Sr. Manager of Climate Adaptation & Resilience in The Boston Globe.

Scientists have documented other worrying signs for the marsh, which stretches from Cape Ann to southeastern New Hampshire.

Four obsolete dams choke off access to thousands of miles of rivers. Removing these dams on the Snake River, will save w...
06/04/2019

Four obsolete dams choke off access to thousands of miles of rivers. Removing these dams on the Snake River, will save wild salmon & southern resident orcas. Watch the trailer for Dammed to Extinction and find local screenings: natwild.life/DammedToExtinction #SaveOurWildSalmon

Calling all Butterfly Heroes! Find out how you can start a garden to help butterflies take flight through our Garden for...
06/02/2019

Calling all Butterfly Heroes! Find out how you can start a garden to help butterflies take flight through our Garden for Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Habitat partnership with Nickelodeon: natwild.life/ButterflyHeroesNickelodeon 🦋

(Supplies are limited)

Learn from our friends at Missouri Prairie Foundation about why it's so important to restore native grasslands—habitat...
06/01/2019

Learn from our friends at Missouri Prairie Foundation about why it's so important to restore native grasslands—habitat for Henslow's sparrow, swift fox, a wide variety of bees & butterflies & more—throughout the Midwest. natwild.life/National-Prairie-Day

"Before gardening for pollinators & wildlife habitats became fashionable, the National Wildlife Federation presciently e...
05/29/2019
Perspective | An added virtue of habitat gardens: They’re pleasing to humans, too

"Before gardening for pollinators & wildlife habitats became fashionable, the National Wildlife Federation presciently encouraged homeowners to create gardens that provided sustenance and shelter to all manner of creatures." Thanks to Washington Post for the Garden for Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Habitat shout out!

There are a few basic measures to an animal-friendly landscape. A Smithsonian Gardens exhibit offers extra inspiration.

Maintaining and restoring forests, marshes, and other natural infrastructure can protect communities and wildlife from c...
05/28/2019
How Investing in America’s Natural Infrastructure Aids Wildlife and People • The National Wildlife Federation Blog

Maintaining and restoring forests, marshes, and other natural infrastructure can protect communities and wildlife from climate change-fueled natural disasters, provide abundant & clean water, capture & store carbon, and grow the economy. Learn how investing in America’s natural infrastructure helps people and wildlife.

Infrastructure isn’t just about roads and bridges—it also includes the natural systems that provide essential services that benefit people, communities, and industry. This “natural infrastructure” is crucial for both people …

Celebrated conservationist and "Silent Spring" author Rachel Carson was born on this day in 1907. Through her writing, s...
05/27/2019

Celebrated conservationist and "Silent Spring" author Rachel Carson was born on this day in 1907. Through her writing, she informed the American people of the chemical threat that pesticides posed to bald eagles, brown pelicans, and other wildlife. Read more from National Wildlife Magazine: natwild.life/RachelCarson

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delay of an Endangered Species Act-listing decision for the monarch butterfly highlig...
05/24/2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delay of an Endangered Species Act-listing decision for the monarch butterfly highlights the need for more Garden for Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Habitat grassroots conservation and for the Environmental Protection Agency to address how pesticides and the ethanol mandate are hurting the species. natwild.life/ESA-Monarch

Looking for a fun way to connect with a community of wildlife gardeners? The GrowIt app is a delightful online platform ...
05/23/2019

Looking for a fun way to connect with a community of wildlife gardeners? The GrowIt app is a delightful online platform for sharing pictures of your garden and learning from other Garden for Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Habitat enthusiasts. Read more: natwild.life/GrowItApp

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