Monday, December 28, 2015 | By Richard Johnson | Comments Off on Got Wildlife?
For more than 40 years, the National Wildlife Federation , through its Garden for Wildlife Program has engaged homeowners, businesses, schools, universities, places of worship, parks, civic and community organizations and others in creating and certifying wildlife-friendly landscapes on their properties. Helping out Mama Nature where you live/ work/ play is a great start to the New Year!
The NWF Community Wildlife Habitat program, started in 1997, empowers citizen leaders to take action for wildlife in their own communities. The program provides these leaders with a framework to restore wildlife habitat and educate and engage community members while working to attain NWF’s esteemed certification as a wildlife-friendly community.
Communities of all sizes are encourage to apply. They work with large cities and counties as well as small towns and neighborhoods.
Whether you have an apartment, balcony or a 10-acre farm, a schoolyard or a business, or anything in between, everyone can create a welcoming haven for local wildlife. Turning your space into a Certified Wildlife Habitat ® is fun, easy and makes a big difference for neighborhood wildlife. Get started today!
NWF celebrates and recognizes more than 80 communities that have worked for over two years to achieve their national status as a certified NWF Community Wildlife Habitat. Leaders among their peers, they have risen to the challenge, improving their community both for wildlife and the overall health and well-being of their community.
Click on the communities from your state who has achieved certification, as well as a profile of the community. Click here. Helping out Mama Earth where you live/ work/ play is a great start to the New Year!
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on Renewables permitted on public lands surpasses hydropower
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Recently, an important milestone was reached: renewable energy projects approved on public lands in the past six years will, when built, produce more energy than all of the hydropower projects created in the past 100 years—including the Grand Coulee and Hoover d
Monday, December 21, 2015 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on Statement on the Wilderness Society’s 2015 CAPE awards recognizing BLM efforts
The following statement is from Nada Culver, Senior Director for Agency Policy:
Monday, December 21, 2015 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on How to give mutual funds to The Wilderness Society
Thank you for considering a gift of mutual fund shares to The Wilderness Society! Making a gift of appreciated assets is a wonderful way to support our critical work to protect our nation’s natural heritage – and it’s easy! Please note that gifts of mutual funds tak
Monday, December 21, 2015 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on Milestones in conservation of our public lands celebrated in annual Comparative Analysis for Performance Excellence (CAPE) awards
Monday, December 21, 2015
Over the past year the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has come a long way in modernizing the way public lands are managed. The Wilderness Society’s annual Comparative Analysis for Performance Excellence (CAPE) awards acknowledge the work the agency has done from protecting places wh
Monday, December 21, 2015 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on CAPE awards 2015
This year the Bureau of Land Management moved to finalize some important plans that solidify the agency’s new approach to public lands management – one that reimagines multiple use management to truly encompass the many uses of our public lands, from wildlands conservation to recreat
Sunday, December 20, 2015 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on IRA sample letter (PDF)
Sample letter to IRA administrator to request a direct charitable distribution from an individual retirement account to The Wilderness Society.
Friday, December 18, 2015 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on Wilderness Society Statement on Final Passage of Year-End Budget Deal
The Wilderness Society issued the following statement on the heels of House and Senate passage today of the omnibus budget package, which now goes to President Obama for signature.
Friday, December 18, 2015 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on Land & Water Conservation Fund saved for the short term
Temporary reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was passed as part of a federal appropriations bill that will fund our government for the coming year.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on Wilderness Society Disappointed by Budget Deal that Fails to Permanently Renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund
“The congressional budget deal announced tonight is a disappointing mixed bag for America’s land, water and parks. Handed a huge opportunity to do right by the Land and Water Conservation Fund after allowing it expire in September, Congress snatche