Brown Bears on Admiralty Island National Monument. Photo by Don MacDougall, USFS

“Monumental” Wildlife Habitat Across America

National parks are famous for the opportunities they provide to watch incredible wildlife, but did you know that many national monuments are home to spectacular wildlife, too? National public lands, …

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Over 500 Million Acres, One Job

Why does the head of a department sometimes humorously called “The Department of Everything Else” have such an important role? The answer comes down to this: you and I own …

Wildlife watching. Photo by Judith Kohler/ NWF

A Win For Outdoor Recreation Marks a Win for Wildlife!

Doesn’t sound exciting? Wondering how that helps our land, water, air, and wildlife? Just bear with me. Much of outdoor recreation takes place on our public lands, which are also …

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Engaging All Americans in Conservation

A survey of national park visitors in 2008-2009 commissioned by the National Park Service found that just over 20% of park visitors were minorities, yet minorities make up nearly 40% …

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5 Endangered Species That Depend On Public Lands

These places we love are all of those things, but they are also places created to protect and restore wildlife. Our national parks, wildlife refuges and other wild public lands …

Petroglyphs at the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada. Photo by Bob Wick, BLM

The Antiquities Act Under Attack

In the late 1800s, “pot-hunters” – private collectors and thieves – prowled the Southwest in search of artifacts and prehistoric sites, leaving behind a trail of looted dwellings, remains, and …

Red Knots amongst horseshoe crabs. Credit: USFWS

Living Fossils At Risk

Yet, human development has created uncertainty about their ability to endure the millennia, as development and pollution threaten their mating habitat. These remarkable, primitive creatures spawn each year in very …

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