Protecting Wildlife on Campus

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is a cornerstone of our mission to protect wildlife for our children’s future. Working with students, staff and faculty at nearly all of the 4,100 colleges and universities across the U.S., NWF’s Campus Ecology team fosters appreciation and protection of wildlife in ways that advance student leadership, restore habitat and conserve natural resources on and beyond the campus, and prepare the next generation of wildlife and conservation professionals. Working with the nation’s leading land grant and natural resource schools, minority-serving institutions and professional societies, NWF’s Campus Ecology Program is a pioneer in helping college and university leaders define the state of the art in what it means to be sustainable and wildlife friendly. 

Featured Opportunities and Resources

  • Coming this fall 2014! The Campus Wild – How college and university landscapes and lands provide habitats and havens for wildlife. 
  • The Campus Wild 2014-2015 Webinar Series

    • October 9: The Campus Wild guide overview, featuring speakers from campuses highlighted in the guide.
    • October 30: Gardening for Wildlife: What pollinators are calling your campus home?
    • November 13: Campuses and Wildlife Adaptation: How are higher education institutions helping wildlife adapt to a changing climate?
    • February 5: Would you like to work for Smokey Bear? Career opportunities in conservation and natural resources management.


Take Action 

  • Support the Clean Water Act - Let the EPA and President Obama know that you support efforts to restore Clean Water Act protections for streams and wetlands.
  • Restore the Gulf for Dolphins - Send a message to the Secretary of Commerce urging her to make sure BP fines are used to help dolphins and restore their habitat.

Campuses in the News 

More Resources on Campus Efforts to Protect Wildlife and Habitat



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