Who We Are

The National Wildlife Federation is the nation’s largest member-supported conservation organization. We are committed to reconnecting people with nature, and we inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.

  • We have an 80-year history of giving voice to wildlife conservation
  • We have over four million members, partners and supporters
  • We have affiliates in 46 states and territories, Regional Centers and Project Offices
  • We produce three award-winning publications, Ranger Rick®, Ranger Rick Jr.®, and National Wildlife Magazine®
  • We change policies at all levels of government to protect wildlife and promote conservation


Our Culture and People 

Feel the Difference in Working at the National Wildlife Federation

 NWF mission and culture

Our organization is filled with caring, committed individuals interested in the future of our environment. Our employees support each other’s work in an atmosphere of trust and partnership. Our workspaces are flooded with light, creating a welcoming atmosphere. At NWF, you’ll experience a spirit that will motivate and inspire you.

The most valuable assets in achieving our mission are our employees, who exemplify   our core values of communication, collaboration and teamwork. We promote growth and creativity; our environment is one of employee and workplace safety, dignity and respect, corporate social responsibility and positive employee morale.  

Inventiveness is one of the hallmarks of NWF; we promote a healthy work/life balance to create time for family/friends and connecting with nature. Our environment supports innovation and professionalism, and we ardently support individual talents.

NWF gives people the knowledge, the ideas, the tools and the power to make a difference.  At NWF you’ll find even more than a job; it’s a lifestyle you’ll enjoy.

Diversity at NWF

We aspire to be an inclusive multi-cultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs. Diversity creates an awareness of and acknowledges respect for differences. Diversity at NWF translates into understanding and valuing each other’s perspectives.

Why is diversity important to NWF?

Clean air, clean water and abundant wildlife sustain Americans from all walks of life. We share a responsibility to protect these public assets for our children’s future. Just as a diversity of animals and plants are essential to a healthy ecosystem, NWF derives its strength and relevance from bringing together diverse people to create healthy communities for all.

Our Strategic Plan

Read NWF's strategic plan, A Plan to Repower America's Conservation Movement.

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