2014 Archives

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Bright Future for Renewables on Public Lands

7/2/2014 // By Frank Sturges

This week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auctioned off its first lease in a designated Solar Energy Zone. The Dry Lake project in Nevada is the first of 19 identified sites to be auctioned, and a shining symbol of the potential […] Read more >

Research groups members in the Chugach Mountains. Photo Credit: Christina Rinas

NWF Fellows, Champions for Wildlife

7/2/2014 // By Courtney Cochran

Since 2000, NWF’s Fellowship Program has supported more than 170 student and young professional environmental leaders working on campus and in their community on sustainability efforts. Of the 170 Fellowships awarded, 55 have focused specifically on protecting wildlife and habitat. […] Read more >

A new plan directs federal land managers to map out where development should and should not occur on public lands. NWF/Judith Kohler

Clean Power Plan Heightens Need for Methane Regulations

7/1/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

The Obama Administration took historic action to combat climate change with the release of their Clean Power Plan on June 2nd, 2014. This important plan establishes first-ever limits on the amount of carbon pollution our nation’s power plants can dump […] Read more >

Pronghorn Antelope on the prairie of Wyoming’s Red Rim Wildlife Management Area (Photo Credit Evan Reimondo)

Portraits of the Real Wyoming

7/1/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by 2013 NWF Fellow, Evan Reimondo Last spring, I was honored to be designated a 2013 Emerging Leader Fellow by the National Wildlife Federation. I don’t know whether they realized just how overly-ambitious my project proposal was at […] Read more >

Sportsmen, especially those that duck hunt and fish, are a vitally important voice that must be engaged to enact the proposed Clean Water Act rule.  Photo by Steve Woodruff (NWF Staff)

Stand with Sportsmen and Conservationists for Clean Water

7/1/2014 // By Russell Bassett

Whether you’re an angler, hunter or wildlife viewer — or, perhaps like many of us, are all three — you understand the importance of watery habitats for wildlife.  These habitats not only include the obvious, such as larger rivers and […] Read more >

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

6/30/2014 // By Russell Bassett

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. Whether you’re a New Englander sightseeing in the Grand Canyon […] Read more >

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Celebrating 150 Years of Yosemite and Its Remarkable Wildlife

6/29/2014 // By Beth Pratt

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 of the park and worked in Yosemite for a decade) […] Read more >

Green Roof in Chicago, IL Photo: Charlie Vinz

NWF Report: Green Works for Climate Resilience

6/27/2014 // By Becca Shapiro

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 with grasses, oyster reefs, boulders, and sand dunes. What sound […] Read more >

Photo: USFWS

Saving Red Wolves with Amazing Foster Den Families

6/27/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

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 forests and marshes of eastern North Carolina where an amazing […] Read more >

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

Dirtying the Clean Water Act

6/27/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

The scene in the House Natural Resources Committee room was tense. The Subcommittee on Water and Power was holding a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Water Rule, but by the sound of things the subcommittee was preparing […] Read more >