How You Can Help

Broadbill hummingbird/W. Radke

Make a difference for desert wildlife.

Everyone can help by making little changes at home.  Some examples of simple things that you and your family can do are: 

     •   Turn the water off when brushing your teeth or washing your hands.
     •   Water lawns or outside plants and gardens before 10 am and after 5 pm.
     •   Wash full loads when doing your laundry. 
     •   Use cold water whenever possible for laundry.
     •   Hang laundry outside to dry when weather permits.
     •   Keep cats as indoor-only pets.
     •   Put up bird feeders, including for the hummingbirds.
     •   Plant pollinator friendly native plants around your home. 

You can also: 

Purchase a Federal Duck Stamp
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as “Duck Stamps,” are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Postal Service for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  They were originally created in 1934 as the federal licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl.  Today, Federal Duck Stamps are a vital tool for wetland conservation.  Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sales of Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Get a Pass!
The America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass covers recreation opportunities on public lands managed by four Department of the Interior agencies – the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation, and by the Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service.  One hundred percent of the revenue derived from passes sold at federal recreation sites will directly benefit the selling agency and no less than 80 percent of the revenue will remain at the site where the pass was sold.  The pass applies to those locations that currently have entrance or standard amenity fees.