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Our Work in California

#SaveLACougars

The National Wildlife Federation is working in collaboration with many stakeholders, including our partner Santa Monica Mountains Fund, to protect Southern California’s mountain lions, and to advocate for the critical habitat linkages they require to ensure a healthy future for people, mountain lions, and other wildlife in this highly urbanized landscape.

Protecting Silicon Valley's Wild Side

The National Wildlife Federation is working in collaboration with researchers Bill Leikam and Greg Kerekez to advance research on wildlife in Silicon Valley and advocate for the critical habitat linkages required to ensure a healthy future for people and wildlife.

The Return of the Porpoise to San Francisco Bay

After an absence of over 65 years, the harbor porpoise recently returned to frolic in the waters of San Francisco Bay. Why did the harbor porpoises return? And why did they originally leave?

Sierra Nevada Fisher Study

The National Wildlife Federation has partnered with biologist Craig Thompson of the U.S. Forest Service and the Integral Ecology Research Center to help support important research and conservation initiatives for the Sierra Nevada fisher.

Pika Monitoring

The National Wildlife Federation has partnered with Erik Beever, a biologist at USGS, to help support important research and conservation intiatives for the North American Pika.

Re-Frogging California

The National Wildlife Federation is excited to partner with Save The Frogs, the world's most effective amphibian conservation organization, to encourage residents, schools, and communities in California to create wetlands and native plant gardens that support native amphibian populations.

Wildlife as Neighbors

When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors is a book that explores the evolving dynamic between humans and animals through remarkable stories. Written by Beth Pratt-Bergstrom of the National Wildlife Federation, these inspiring stories celebrate a new paradigm for wildlife conservation: coexistence.

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