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After 131 years, bison return to the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, helping restore an ecosystem—and heal the past

  • Judith Kohler
  • Conservation
  • Jul 31, 2017

On May 3, 2017, a newborn male bison entered the world on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, a historic event signaling the rebirth of an iconic species on these tribal lands—and of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho people who share them.

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President’s View: United in the Fight for Conservation

  • Collin O’Mara, NWF President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Conservation
  • July 31, 2017

Our new take on a classic “Ding” Darling cartoon reflects today’s conservation army

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Beavers as Ecopartners

  • Anne Bolen
  • Conservation
  • July 31, 2017

These aquatic mammals are helping restore parched ecosystems in the West

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Flag a Fence, Save a Sage-Grouse

  • Lisa Moore
  • Conservation
  • July 31, 2017

A low-tech tool is preventing sage-grouse deaths while teaching youth about conservation

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News of the Wild

  • Mark Wexler
  • Animals
  • July 31, 2017

Bees once again making headlines, the world's fastest flying animal and more

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Mammals in Motion

  • Lisa Moore
  • Animals
  • May 30, 2017

Nine amazing images capture a law of nature: Survival demands movement

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Nature’s Jewels

  • Anne Bolen
  • Animals
  • May 30, 2017

More than mere decoration, iridescent hues often serve a vital purpose

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Worth Their Weight in Gold

  • Mark Wexler
  • Gardening
  • July 31, 2017

Belying a bad reputation, goldenrods do not trigger allergies—but do benefit pollinators

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Broader Role for Botanical Gardens

  • Doreen Cubie
  • Gardening
  • March 27, 2017

Once known for exotic plant collections, botanical gardens increasingly focus on native species

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9 Tips for Gardening with Kids

  • Kelly Senser
  • Gardening
  • March 27, 2017

One of the best things you can cultivate in your yard is a new wildlife gardener

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Nature's Witness: Small Wonders

  • Photograph by Chris Helzer
  • PhotoZone
  • July 31, 2017

A photographer captures an image of a caterpillar as it enjoys a morning bite

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Shared Moment: Tough Love

  • Photograph by Barry Rowan
  • PhotoZone
  • July 31, 2017

A photographer captures a dynamic image of a mother bobcat teaching her offspring a bit of self-defe...

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  • NW Staff
  • PhotoZone
  • September 1, 2017

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