Press Releases 

Monarch Numbers Continue to Fall, Climate Change Working Faster than Conservation Efforts
New Bill Would Derail Efforts to Meet Northwest's Future Energy Demand
U.S. Government Sets New Course on Lower Snake River, Toward 'Right Side of History'
Wildlife Crossing Projects Will Reconnect Wildlife, Reduce Vehicle Collisions
National Wildlife Federation Partners, Etchart Family Protect Bighorn Sheep By Retiring 101,676 Acres of Domestic Sheep Grazing

Staying Connected with Nature 

The Future of the Endangered Species Act: Delve into conservation discourse with the National Parks Traveler podcast, where the future of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) takes center stage. Join Andrew Carter and Lindsay Rosa from Defenders of Wildlife as they discuss the ESA's 50-year legacy and it's ongoing relevance in safeguarding America's wildlife.

More Rivers to Explore: Visit our friends at American Rivers and listen in to their insightful podcast. “We Are Rivers” explores how our rivers are managed, but, more importantly, describes the incredible hope and immense capacity of human innovation to protect and restore rivers. Rivers, people, and policies come together so that we may all connect and understand how we can come together to save our nation’s rivers.

Calling all Community Scientists! Community science helps scientists and researchers analyze huge data sets which they simply couldn’t manage by themselves. You too can help. Contribute your time, contribute to scientific breakthroughs. Learn more on how to become a community scientist! 

A Guide by Your Side: Download the National Wildlife Federation’s new Nature Guides to learn more about the wildlife and plants you encounter on your hikes and outdoors adventures. 

Garden for Wildlife:  Learn about the new 2023 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map with the National Wildlife Federation’s Gardening for Wildlife program. The new Zone Map has been updated with a user-friendly design and reflects warming temperatures in some parts of the country.

If you missed our previous weekly resources, here is a selection for you to explore!

Never Mind Netflix: Want to see wildlife in action? Check out this busy fox family or young hummingbirds in their tiny nest. For kids, we have a great ways to connect with nature: and all the digital editions of our magazines are free to the public through the end of June.

Go Spelunking Your Living Room: Volcanoes. Icebergs. Caves. Canyons. Shipwrecks. You can explore them all from your living room couch or the kitchen table. Discover some of the country’s most dramatic landscapes: our National Parks!

Visualize the Epic Journey: We love the story of Deer 139, but Deer 255 took us all by surprise. While she was pregnant with twins, she walked 242 miles and broke the world deer migration record. This video visualizes her amazing journey in 3D for the first time.

400 Miles to Cross: It is hard to wrap your head around the big wildlife barrier that cuts across the southern part of Wyoming, but a Wyoming Migration Initiative investigative film released online helps us understand and see this issue with fresh eyes. Mountain to deserts – watch migrations in Wyoming – crossing barriers and navigating open spaces and road blocks alike.

More Regional Resources

Nature Play at Home Resources: Check out our Nature Play at Home guide and find more Nature Play at Home resources to help boost your child's healthy development and creativity from your backyard!

Eco-Schools Virtual Classroom Resources: Learning virtually and learning at home can be fun and challenging. In an effort to support teachers and parents during the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve put together a collection of activities and crafts to help you connect your students and children to nature, even from inside your home. 

Montana Bat Facts and Bat Box Building InstructionsLearn about the many bats in Montana and instructions on how you can build your very own bat house!

Mason Bee Box Instructions and Information: Information about mason bees and how to care for a mason bee condo.

Monarch Curriculum (English and Spanish available)This curriculum was developed to complement the National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools USA and Schoolyard Habitat® programs, and to guide the construction of a school's monarch recovery garden and monarch observations. Learn more about planting a milkweed garden for monarchs in Montana and the Rocky Mountains specifically here!

Montana Native Plant Guidebook: This guidebook, developed for the National Wildlife Federation, is to be used to lead native plant walks in the Missoula area for the general public and school programs. 

Deer Resistant Ornamental Plant Guide - MontanaFind out what to plant so that your garden doesn't become a tasty treat for deer! 

The Case for Removing the Snake River DamsIn this four-part series, Sightline Institute senior fellow Daniel Malarkey outlines the multiple arguments in favor of removing the four dams on the lower Snake River. 

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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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