Scientists predict that climate change will affect almost every aspect of our environment, including damaging North America’s wetlands and losing habitat for waterfowl.
Found in all 50 states, river otters were highly valued for their fur and hunted to the brink of extinction. Now they are threatened by loss of habitat and climate change.
Turtles play important roles in freshwater ecosystems like rivers, streams and lakes, including controlling insect and snail populations and keeping the water clean for all animals by scavenging. Yet many freshwater turtles are at risk because of environmental destruction and climate change.
Moose are found on the wooded hillsides of the rocky western mountain ranges and along the banks of rivers, ponds, and lakes.
Grizzly bears once ranged throughout the western US, but are now mostly confined to Alaska and the Northern Rockies.