Edna Lake in Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho

Weekly News Roundup: It Is Wilderness Week and More!

[9/22/2014 // By Linda Argueta]

This week marks Wilderness Week! Scheduled shortly after the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the week encourages nature lovers to head outdoors and enjoy America’s wilderness! With over 750 designated wilderness areas, we are excited to continue the fight […] Read more >

Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness

White-tailed deer eating vegetation

Missouri’s Deer Remain Wildlife

[9/12/2014 // By Kelly Wagner]

It seems like common sense: Missouri’s white-tailed deer are wildlife, not livestock. However, late on Wednesday night, the Missouri legislature fought until 3:00 am to decide the fate of Missouri’s captive white-tailed deer herd. Fortunately, the Missouri legislature upheld Governor […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: Help Save Our Red Wolves and more

Students at Paterson Academy in NJ grow their own healthy snacks!

4 School Year Resolutions for Going Green

[9/9/2014 // By Guest Author]

Guest post by Jessica Brown Back to school is the perfect time for making school year resolutions to go green. Habits developed in September can easily last throughout the year. By taking the time to discuss how our actions impact […] Read more >

Nature Play Coming to Every Community


Weekly News Roundup: Bighorn Sheep at Risk and more

[9/8/2014 // By Linda Argueta]

Wild bighorn sheep that reside in the mountains of Idaho and Montana are currently at risk of disease transmission. Domestic sheep grazing at a U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility in Idaho could transmit pneumonia to bighorn sheep, which could […] Read more >

Myth Busted: Cover Crops and Soil Temperatures Take Action for Wild Bighorn Sheep at Risk

NWF marching for wildlife #actonclimate

Heading to the People’s Climate March for Wildlife!

[9/9/2014 // By Samantha Lockhart]

On September 21st, I will be marching with climate activists from across the country in New York City to deliver a clear message: it is time to get serious about climate change. The event is called the People’s Climate March […] Read more >

State Department Approves Illegal Scheme for Doubling Tar Sands Flowing through the Great Lakes Weekly News Roundup: Outdoor Enthusiasts are Ticked Off and More

Autumn Leaves on Shilhowee Mountain

Why Leaves Fall from Trees in Autumn

[9/5/2014 // By Roger Di Silvestro]

French author Albert Camus tells us, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” And what opulent bouquets the leaves of autumn do create—whole mountainsides of dazzling color. But nature has a way of combining the sublime […] Read more >

Why Leaves Fall from Trees in Autumn A Visual Journey Through the Monarch Life Cycle

badlands bison

The Economics of Public Lands

[8/18/2014 // By Frank Sturges]

The over 640 million acres of federal public land benefit wildlife, recreation enthusiasts, and local residents every single day. They provide wildlife habitat, drinking water, and opportunities to challenge ourselves in the outdoors. Despite these many values, some state legislatures […] Read more >

National Forests Support Recreation Economy Tar Sands Vote in Maine Shows Communities Can Stand Up For Wildlife and Win Big


Don’t Call it a Man’s World: Women Can Fish Every Bit as Well as Men

[8/21/2014 // By Russell Bassett]

When it comes to fishing, the lyrics to the James Brown hit song that “this is a man’s world” has historically been pretty accurate. With several notable exceptions, fishing was primarily the passion of males … but that was then […] Read more >

Hunters Should Be Ticked Off Exploring the Missisquoi River – What’s at Stake from a Tar Sands Spill in Vermont?

Flickr/ Martin Ely

Water Reclamation Area Becomes Certified Wildlife Habitat

[9/8/2014 // By Guest Author]

Guest Post by Lisa Limbert Tucked into the fast-growing city of Gilbert, Arizona, the Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is a ground water reclamation project that was designed to be a recreation center for people and a habitat for […] Read more >

Water Reclamation Area Becomes Certified Wildlife Habitat Gulf Coast Oysters in Peril