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Update End of Year Appeal (2018)

Update End of Year Appeal (2018)

Update End of Year Appeal (2018) Thank you to all of our supporters who responded to our end of the year appeal. With your help we were able to complete an ambitious agenda and protect some critical habitat for wildlife. But first, a brief description of the Wildlife...

Beaver Dam Benefits in Our Environment

Beaver Dam Benefits in Our Environment

Beaver Dam Benefits in Our Environment Beaver Dams Provide Critical Environmental Benefits The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service notes that beavers are “one of the most cost effective and sustainable solutions for ecological restoration and climate change resilience.” And...

A Self-Aware Biosphere

A Self-Aware Biosphere

A Self-Aware Biosphere Around Christmastime when I was eight years old, my family and I were over at a friend’s house celebrating the season. It was 1968, the night Apollo 8 first circled the moon. We watched on our friend’s color TV (still somewhat of a novelty at...

Jaguars in the United States?

Jaguars in the United States?

Jaguars in the United States? Jaguars in the United States are extremely rare today but historically they have roamed throughout the southern portions of the nation. Although they have been rarely been spotted in the US over the past century, there have been recent...

Monarch Habitat Preservation

Monarch Habitat Preservation

Monarch Habitat Preservation The miraculous migration of Monarch butterflies reminds us of the importance of the restoration and preservation of monarch habitat. Without proper habitat for each stage of its life cycle, Monarchs cannot make their remarkable...

Endangered Species Act Remains Endangered

Endangered Species Act Remains Endangered

Endangered Species Act Remains Endangered Typically, news stories about the Endangered Species Act (ESA) only mention the controversy surrounding the 45-year-old law, and not that it is one of the most important laws in the world protecting biodiversity, or that it...

Dragonflies – Important Environmental Indicators

Dragonflies – Important Environmental Indicators

Dragonflies -The Hawks of the Insect World Are Important Environmental Indicators Dragonflies are an ancient family of insects. They have been around for 300 million years -- predating even the dinosaurs. Some ancient dragonflies had a wingspan of more than 2 feet....

Nesting Boxes: Nests, Eggs, Chicks and Surprises

Nesting Boxes: Nests, Eggs, Chicks and Surprises

Nesting Boxes: Nests, Eggs, Chicks, and Surprises Installing nesting structures, like bird nesting boxes, can be a great way to help wildlife. If properly installed and maintained, nesting boxes can provide a critical component of habitat for wildlife. And as with all...

State Wildlife Agencies Have to Evolve

State Wildlife Agencies Have to Evolve

State Wildlife Agencies Have to Evolve The Result of Commercial Hunting State Wildlife Agencies are a result of and a response to the unrestrained carnage that was commercial hunting. This unbecoming spectacle decimated game and non-game species during the latter half...

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