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 >

A Mine Here? We Can’t Bear It


Gulf Coast Oysters in Peril

[8/20/2014 // By Amanda Fuller]

If you’ve ordered Gulf oysters at a restaurant this summer, then you’ve noticed their prices have gone up. Way up. The decline of Gulf oysters has been a top headline in Gulf Coast papers recently. Last week, the Associated Press […] Read more >

Speak Up to Restore the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Caribou, Mulchatna herd, Bristol Bay, Alaska by The FishEyeGuy.

This Pristine and Glorious Wilderness is At Risk

[8/19/2014 // By Dani Tinker]

Bristol Bay is a magical wonderland, supporting a ridiculous number of fish and wildlife species. Don’t take my word for it, take a look and decide for yourself. Browse the categories below to see what’s really at stake if mining activities […] Read more >

Hunters Should Be Ticked Off

Weekly News Roundup: Outdoor Enthusiasts are Ticked Off and More

[8/22/2014 // By Linda Argueta]

Climate change is threatening America’s outdoor culture, according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation. Ticked Off: America’s Outdoor Experience and Climate Change explains how manmade climate change has provided favorable conditions for many bothersome pests and plants, […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: Outdoor Enthusiasts are Ticked Off and More Climate Change Really Bugs Wildlife  


Surprising Similarities: What’s Going on in YOUR Backyard?

[8/15/2014 // By Guest Author]

By Kim Kurki, author of World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide Did you ever think of hummingbirds and woodpeckers as similar? Until recently, I didn’t. Where I live in Eastern North America, Ruby-throated hummingbirds have been lapping up nectar from […] Read more >

A Tale of Three Butterflies: Endangered Species and the Everglades Get Ready For Monarch Migration

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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

Check out this fun comparison of Ranger Rick and Rocket Raccoon

Ranger Rick vs Rocket Raccoon

[8/8/2014 // By Hillary Esquina]

Easter Egg Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t seen the Guardians of the Galaxy movie and don’t want to know any spoilers – including easter eggs – bookmark this page and save until after you’ve seen the movie. What’s an easter […] Read more >

My Days On The Bay Weekly News Roundup: NWF’s Photo Contest Deadline Extended and more

An osprey seen flying over the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, followed by a black tern. Photo Credit: Ken Sturm, USFWS

Exploring the Missisquoi River – What’s at Stake from a Tar Sands Spill in Vermont?

[8/15/2014 // By Annie Mackin]

On a lazy August afternoon in the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, the wide river flows under gently bobbing white and yellow water lilies, around easily missed turtles basking on rocks, past watchful tall herons, and narrows on its way out […] Read more >

Top Voted Photo in 2014 HUNT Act Would Open Locked Public Lands

orca_NOAA Fisheries West Coast

Win for Wildlife: Oregon Rejects Coal Exports

[8/18/2014 // By Kassie Rohrbach]

In a landmark decision today, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) rejected a necessary permit for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River.  This historic decision deals a severe blow to Ambre Energy’s struggling proposal and marks […] Read more >

Win for Wildlife: Oregon Rejects Coal Exports Weekly News Roundup: Fighting for Brown Bears and more