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Obama’s Arctic Proposal Would Protect Arctic Foxes

As the Northeast prepares for Arctic-like weather  this week, the Obama administration took a big step toward permanent protection of the incredible Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Arctic Refuge is …

The first Duck Stamp, designed by J.N. "Ding" Darling, founder of NWF

Duck Stamp Act Passes Lame Duck Congress

More bucks for ducks!  Wildlife conservation got a win today when the Senate passed the Federal Duck Stamp Act (H.R. 5069).  The legislation simply raises the price of the Federal …

Empire Bluff from the south. Flickr photo by Jim Sorbie.

Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes Gains Wilderness Protection

When you think of walking along a sandy beach at dusk with waves lapping at your feet, watching the sun dip below the horizon, you’re probably not picturing somewhere in …

Credit: Tony Campbell

What Will Happen to the Bears?

Any time I’m able to get out of DC and spend some time in the woods, I jump at the chance.  I especially like visiting national forests–they are found all …

Ringed seal.  Credit: Sven Roeder

On 24th Anniversary of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Arctic Wildlife…

Will New Interior Secretary Put Conservation On Equal Ground with…

Top 10 Ways the “Fiscal Cliff” Will Harm Wildlife Refuges

I catch a breather near Gunsight Pass in Glacier National Park

Drilling Impacts on Public Lands Missing from Presidential Debate

A spirited exchange at this week’s Presidential debate centered around energy development on public lands, specifically oil and gas drilling.  Per usual, fact checkers immediately began investigating the claims by both Governor Romney …

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Chimney Rock, America’s New National Monument

Chimney Rock, one of America’s unique natural wonders, received a special designation today from President Obama—it is our nation’s newest National Monument. Native Americans, conservationists, preservationists, and local business owners are …

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Playing in the Shadow of the Washington Monument: Office Softball in a National Park [VIDEO]

Coaching my office softball team, The Scrubjays, is one of the best perks of my job here in Washington, DC.  Every week in the summer we walk down to the …

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