Individual Actions, Shared Impact
Working to Save People, Wildlife, and the Planet
Letter from Collin O’Mara
President and CEO
National Wildlife Federation
The biggest wins for wildlife are only possible because of individual actions.
Conservation as a Uniting Force
As a leading conservation organization, the National Wildlife Federation is active across a broad array of issues. The breadth of our work reflects the breadth of threats confronting fish and wildlife and it has never felt more important as treasured and unknown species alike face mounting pressures.
Embracing EqUity & Justice
Addressing Inequities Internally & Externally
The National Wildlife Federation strives to ensure that environmental justice is an integral part of its core mission. Because we recognize that this is extremely important and necessary when creating external partnerships, we work to ensure programs across the Federation are incorporating environmental justice and Tribal justice into their action plans.
Forging Authentic Partnerships
Shared Values and Common Goals
The Federation’s impact and success in conservation and advocacy efforts emerge from its commitment to building authentic relationships that make our communities stronger.
Conserving Land & Water
Safeguarding Frontline Communities
Protecting and conserving land and water is at the heart of the Federation’s mission. Across the country, Americans flock to majestic wild spaces and serene coasts and rivers to connect, recreate, and rejuvenate.
Inspiring Future Generations
Leaving a Legacy that Matters
At the heart of the National Wildlife Federation’s work is a desire to leave a legacy to future generations of thriving wildlife, protected natural resources, and open access to cherished landscapes.
addressing the Climate Crisis
Amplifying Voices and Prioritizing Needs
The climate crisis threatens wildlife and people alike. Throughout 2022 we saw climate-fueled hurricanes, floods, fires, heatwaves, and other unnatural disasters underscore how this global crisis and its local impacts touch every facet of our lives.
Making a Difference
Tree Equity Work in Broward County
The Federation and NatureScape Broward works with schools, parks, community leaders, and elected officials to create beautiful natural habitats that support both wildlife and people. Participants planted native trees to support migratory birds and provide benefits to residents.
Photo Credit: Patrick Fitzgerald
2022 Coastal Resilience Growth Fund
The Coastal Resilience Growth Fund is a multi-regional programmatic and fundraising strategy to ensure equity and justice is at the center of our coastal resilience work. We advocate for long-term solutions that will reduce community risk while strengthening coastal habitats.
Photo Credit: Lynn Cleveland
Monarch Mural Celebrating Habitat Restoration
We co-sponsored a new art mural to celebrate our collaborative habitat conservation and restoration in McAllen & other cities in Deep South Texas. The restored habitats are a safe haven for monarchs and many other migratory species since.
Photo Credit: XXX
Restoring Monarch & Pollinator Habitat
As part of our efforts to protect monarch butterflies and pollinators, we built and expanded partnerships in Missouri and Texas to restore 114 acres of habitat along roadsides, including 75 acres in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and 34 acres in the Ozark Highlands of Missouri.
Photo Credit: National Wildlife Federation
Ribbons of Life Wildlife Habitat
Our “Ribbons of Life” project identified conservation opportunities for wildlife habitat along New Mexico and Colorado waterways. It also detailed policies and funding sources that could promote long-term conservation, while also exploring the cultural connections that local Pueblo and Hispanic communities have with the land and water.
Photo Credit: iStock
Wolf Reintroduction Report
The Federation issued a report to provide science-based recommendations and considerations to guide Colorado in its reintroduction and re-establishment of a sustainable gray wolf population.
Photo Credit: Teresa Mcgill
The Bear Factory Sustainability Report
After involvement with our Great Lakes Regional Center, Jimmy Barish changed the business model of his family-owned company, The Bear Factory to being devoted to “operating in an ethical and sustainable fashion.”
Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Bear Factory
HECHO Honored by Senate & House
The HECHO house and senate resolution noted “Hispanic leaders will help elevate the vital importance of promoting Hispanic culture, traditions, and perspectives in strengthening the advancement of the conservation of public lands and waters for future generations.”
Photo Credit: Courtesy of HECHO
Taylor Morrison & NWF Connect Homeowners to Nature
In 2022, homebuilder Taylor Morrison advanced its commitment to natural open space within its developments by introducing native plants to support butterflies, moths, and bees. NWF worked with a leading entomologist to create a native plant list for various U.S. locations.
Photo Credit: iStock
Salmon Campaign with Nez Perce
For decades, we have been fighting alongside Columbia River Basin Tribes, state leaders, and conservation organizations to protect the endangered salmon. In 2022, the Salmon Orca Project played an active role in summits organized by the Nez Perce Tribe to protect the endangered salmon and to find solutions to save the salmon that sustain the Northwest and the Tribal way of life.
Photo Credit: iStock
Riparian Connectivity Partnerships
We are proud to continue our Riparian Connectivity project with over 20 partners. Our shared goal is to provide land managers in central Montana with a blueprint on how to enhance riparian habitat and retain water in an arid area.
Photo Credit: Sarah Bates