Rocky Mountain

NWF’s Rocky Mountain Regional Center works to restore wild bison to grassland ecosystems, protect local wildlife species like the greater sage grouse and bighorn sheep, defend America’s public lands, and connect kids with nature.

Western Rivers at Risk

Water–or the lack of it–defines the American West. One commonly used marker that you’ve crossed into the western part of the country is the 100th Meridian, which bisects the Great …

Monumental Buzz: The Bees and Butterflies of Our Public Lands

News coverage about protecting butterflies, domesticated honeybees and our native bees often focuses on agricultural lands and the use of pesticides.  But tens of thousands of acres of wild public …

Celebrating Outstanding Women in Conservation

March is Women in History month and the National Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Region is celebrating by convening and honoring some of the most influential women in conservation out West: …

Need for Increased Bison Conservation

In mid-January, a containment fence was illegally cut on Yellowstone National Park’s Stephens Creek Quarantine Facility, allowing more than 50 bison to escape. Approximately half of the bison being held …

Bison photo via US National Park Service

Rocky Mountain Region: 2017 In Review

The Sagebrush Sea: The Burrowing, Bustling, and Soaring Creatures of…

The American Public Still Wants to Save the Bird and…

Bighorn sheep photo by Beth Stewart

Bighorn Sheep Recovery Program

Brian Kurzel and Kit Fischer recently had the opportunity to educate Colorado supporters about the National Wildlife Federation’s new program to recover bighorn sheep in the state. The event was …

Give Sage-grouse a Home on the Range — Not in a Cage

Sagebrush — that’s just the scrubby vegetation you have to drive through to get to the pretty pine trees and the mountains, right? Who cares what happens to it? Well, …

Three things to know about the sage-grouse secretarial order (and three we wish we could forget)

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke issued a secretarial order on greater sage-grouse on June 8, 2017. The order initiated a review of management plans that have been in the works for …

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