June, 2014

Hiking, backpacking, camping, and fishing are just a few of the many values enjoyed by visitors to Western public lands like Colorado's Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. (Photo by Russell Bassett)

Time to Go On Offense to Protect Our Cherished Public Lands

Unlike most every other country, America has a huge backyard. The federal public lands of the western United States are the equivalent of a giant commons that everyone can enjoy. …

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Celebrating 150 Years of Yosemite and Its Remarkable Wildlife

Editor’s Note: Yosemite National Park celebrates its 150th anniversary on Monday, June 30, and although many visit for the awe-inspiring scenery, NWF’s California Director (who lives on the southwest border …

Green Roof in Chicago, IL Photo: Charlie Vinz

NWF Report: Green Works for Climate Resilience

Cities are on the frontlines of climate change impacts, such as sea-level rise and coastal flooding, drought, and extreme weather. Along the United States coasts, communities are lining their shorelines …

Photo: USFWS

Saving Red Wolves with Amazing Foster Den Families

After disappearing from the wild and being carefully reintroduced and conserved, only 90-100 endangered red wolves live in the wild in the entire world. They now make their homes in the …

Headwaters of the Little Blackwater River. Flickr photo by Ken Sturm/USFWS.

Dirtying the Clean Water Act

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Functional Decor for the Wildlife Garden

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Don’t Let Congress Silence Sportsmen

Along the propose route of KXL, spills could have endangered the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, the massive Ogallala aquifer, and the wildlife, like pallid sturgeon, sandhill and whooping Cranes, piping plovers, and other wildlife that live there. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jane Becker.

Scientists Call for Tar Sands Moratorium

In a pointed article in the prestigious journal Nature, eight scientists and economists call for a moratorium on new tar sands projects “unless developments are consistent with national and international commitments …

A family of limpkins in Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Scott Helfrich.

Congress Takes the “Wild” out of National Refuges with Funding Cuts

It’s a well-known secret that some of the best places in the world to spot wildlife are at America’s refuges. From the annual bird migrations at the Bosque del Apache …

Machias Seal Island Puffin

The Puffins of Machias Seal Island

Opening the small window of the duck blind on Machias Seal Island (off the coast of Maine) to observe the puffins was exhilarating. For the next 45 minutes, I was …

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