Our California Office
The National Wildlife Federation has a dream – that our children and our children’s children will live in a healthy world where they can breathe clean air, drink clean water and enjoy a diverse array of wildlife and natural areas. Keep the Wild Alive is NWF’s plan to realize that dream.
Few places possess the biodiversity of the Golden State. Home to an impressive array of wildlife and natural landmarks, the state and its diverse communities play a critical role in a stronger conservation movement—a process that begins with education and awareness.
In 2011, NWF hired its first California Director in order to strengthen its presence in the state and test new models for engagement. In just a year, we have established a strong core of dedicated volunteers through our California Advisory Council—already one of the largest of NWF’s regional advisory councils—and developed a plan for online engagement and an initiative for a book and campaign that explores human relationships with California wildlife.
Greening California’s schools is a key area of focus. NWF has already forged successful partnerships with educators, funders, and other groups, and will work to expand to 150 schools in the state by 2013. Learn more about NWF's Eco-Schools program.
By transforming our backyards, schoolyards and communities into wildlife friendly spaces, we help both people and animals thrive. With over 11,000 homes certified in the state, our goal is to certify communities in representative areas such as Los Angeles, Oakland, and Fresno. Learn how you can certify your own wildlife habitat >>
A partnership campaign by NWF and Golden Gate Cetacean Research to celebrate to return of the porpoise to San Francisco Bay after a sixty-five year absence—and to ensure their continued residence.