National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over six million members and supporters, and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands). The NWF strives to remain "A national network of like-minded state and territorial groups, seeking balanced, common-sense solutions to environmental problems that work for wildlife and people." On March 1, 1934, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed political cartoonist Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling to be the chief of the U.S. Wikipedia

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over six million members and supporters, and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands). The NWF strives to remain "A national network of like-minded state and territorial groups, seeking balanced, common-sense solutions to environmental problems that work for wildlife and people." On March 1, 1934, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed political cartoonist Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling to be the chief of the U.S. Wikipedia

Sep 26, 6:14 PM

After 131 years, #bison return to the #windriverreservation in #wyoming, helping restore an ecosystem and heal the past. The long-awaited homecoming occurred last November, when a herd of 10 genetically pure bison, known as #buffalo to Native American people, arrived at Wind River the first time bison hooves had touched these grounds since 1885. Once numbering in the tens of millions across the U.S. West, buffalo were crucial to Native American culture, religion and survival, providing food, hides for clothes and shelter, bones for tools and weapons, fat for soap, and spiritual sustenance. But as settlers, railroads and the U.S. military expanded westward, widespread slaughter of bison for hides and meat as well as to subjugate tribes and lay claim to their lands pushed bison to the edge of extinction. Jason Baldes, the Eastern #Shoshones bison representative and executive director of the Wind River Native Advocacy Center, feels the connection more deeply than most - Having bison on the Wind River is like having a family member thats been gone for a long, long time, that youve missed, and is now home again. To restore a connection to buffalo is a way to be able to heal the past. Its a way to help us heal as native people.

Sep 22, 11:30 AM

True, #hurricanes are natural events. And native wildlife species are adapted to survive and recover from these storms. The problem now is that humans have not only altered the natural landscape putting both people and #wildlife, like #seaturtles, at greater risk from these storms but have also altered the #climate in ways that make these storms more severe. We must implement common-sense policies to help rebuild a more nature-based resilient landscape along our coasts to better protect in the face of future disasters.

Sep 15, 9:36 PM

#Bearsrock #westvirginia is rated one of the most beautiful places to camp. Where is your favorite? #campout2017

Sep 14, 5:55 PM

The #viceroy #butterfly has good reason for mimicking monarchs - their survival depends upon confusing predators. That makes it extra tricky for us. The viceroy can be identified by the black line across its hindwings, which #monarch butterflies do not have. The viceroy is also a bit smaller than the monarch. The queen butterfly has white spots on its hindwings, distinguishing it from the monarch. It is also a darker color orange than monarchs. When the wings of a queen butterfly are open, its a bit easier to tell the two species apart. #1 - Viceroy #2 - Monarch #3 - Queen