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Rachel Dawson was a senior legislative representative for the water restoration team at the National Wildlife Federation where she advocates on behalf of national and regional clean water laws, policies and programs that are critical for large-scale ecosystem restoration across the country.
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It’s Shutdown Season: As hunting seasons open across the country, Congress is shutting it down

10/4/2013 // By Rachel Dawson

The fall is undeniably my favorite time of year.  The sweltering summer is fading, the shadows are getting longer, leaves are turning Technicolor – and, most importantly for me, hunting seasons begin to open. All across the country, sportsmen and […] Read more >

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Let’s Talk Turkey: Conservation, Traditions, and Turkey Season

5/29/2013 // By Rachel Dawson

As the unofficial start of summer rolls in, and brings with it all the excitement of family barbeques and weekends in the sun, I’m actually pretty bummed.  For me, it’s much less the beginning of a new season—but the end […] Read more >

America’s Hunters Ask: Where are Clean Water and Healthy Wetlands in the Election Discourse?

10/11/2012 // By Rachel Dawson

Tonight, Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden will engage in a primetime debate on foreign and domestic issues. We remain hopeful that among the many important topics raised tonight will be a discussion of the protection of America’s […] Read more >