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Last Chance to Give to Home for the Holidays!

  • Home for the Holidays

December 29th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

With only a few days remaining before the end of the year and our Home for the Holidays initiative, discover how Home for the Holidays has been working working raise awareness for the protection and restoration of the habitats of five wildlife species and learn how you can still help before it's too late!Read More

Creating Urban Forests in the Deserts of the Southwestern U.S.

  • Tempe, Ariz

December 28th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

When most people think of forests, the American Southwest isn't necessarily the first region of the country that comes to mind. Discover the importance of urban forests for desert cities in the southwest and learn how we are working to mitigate the urban heat island effect with more trees and greenspaces in these cities.Read More

Home for the Holidays: The Pacific Salmon and Rivers across the Northwest

  • Salmon

December 27th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

As rivers were dammed and their banks deforested, the natural habitat of Pacific salmon has shrunk. They are now considered extinct in 40 percent of their original nesting grounds. Now, they aren’t supplying critical nutrients to the remaining vegetation bordering the rivers. Our Home for the Holidays initiative pushes to protect this critical wildlife.Read More

Top 10 Documentaries on Apex Predators

  • Camera

December 22nd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Cozy up on the couch this holiday break with some popcorn and a good ole' documentary. Check out this list of top documentaries about apex predators, the lives they live and the challenges and threats they face, and in turn, the impact that has on the ecosystems in which they live.Read More

5 of America’s Winter Wonderlands

  • Mt. Ranier

December 21st, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

While some may want to curl up in the warmth of your home during the winter months, you may be missing some of our forests' most breathtaking seasonal displays. Take a look at five of the most beautiful winter wonderlands across the United States to visit during the winter months and learn what they have to offer — besides gorgeous views.Read More
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