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Mule Deer Photo: USFWS

Game Changers: Climate Impacts to America’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage

11/19/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Hunters and anglers are on the front lines of climate change, seeing its devastating effects on wildlife and traditional recreation first-hand. Climate change poses an immediate and specific threat to hunting and fishing in America, challenging the traditions and values …

belted kingfisher

Another Step Towards Achieving a Wildlife-Friendly Clean Energy Future

11/18/2015 // By Jim Murphy

The path to clean, wildlife-friendly energy continues to be open wide. Instead of derailing the Clean Power Plan – the first ever restrictions on harmful carbon pollution from power plants – a futile Senate vote fell far short of the numbers …

Woodland caribou are one of many species which are safer with the rejection of the pipeline

Wildlife’s Keystone XL Pipeline Heroes

11/9/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

President Obama has finally made the long awaited decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline! The Keystone XL pipeline would have carried tar sands oil – one of the dirtiest, costliest, and most destructive fuels in existence – over the …

Phronghorn. Photo by Mark Gocke, USDA.

New Ozone Rule to Better Protect Wildlife, Public Health

10/2/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

This Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a rule that will benefit public health, vegetation, and wildlife. The Agency finalized a new standard for ozone and smog pollution of 70 parts per billion (ppb). This rule will benefit wildlife and …

Brook Trout and other cold water game fish are vulnerable to a warming climate (credit: USFWS)

Protecting Wildlife From Toxic Discharges

10/1/2015 // By Jim Murphy

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final amended rule to protect waters from coal power plants’ discharges. These plants contribute about thirty percent of all toxic pollutants discharged to surface waters. NWF applauds the EPA’s action to further reduce pollution that harms and poisons fish, …

Bison Cow and Calf Profile by NWF's Steve Woodruff

Wild Bison on Montana’s Horizon

9/3/2015 // By Steve Woodruff

Why would anybody oppose restoring at least some of the West’s most iconic animals to the wild? Much of the opposition boils down to competition for grass: bison eat pretty much what cattle eat. But the time when wild bison …


Hog Factory Threatens Fish and Wildlife on Buffalo National Scenic River in Arkansas

9/3/2015 // By Kelly Wagner

In a natural wonderland in northwestern Arkansas, the Buffalo National Scenic River runs through picturesque terrain that serves as a home to a number of endangered species, including the Gray Bat. But now, a massive hog factory poses an ecosystem …


Improve the Stream Protection Rule and Protect Wildlife

9/1/2015 // By Jim Murphy

The federal Office of Surface Mining has proposed the Stream Protection Rule, the first major federal regulatory action in decades intended to protect waters from destructive mining practices. While strong laws were passed in the 1970s to protect streams and other …

The National Climate Assessment shows that wildlife and communities are already feeling the impacts of climate with rising seas, ocean acidification, heavier precipitation, changes in growing seasons, decreased cold and snow pack, increased incidence of pests, devastating wildfires and droughts, and other significant impacts.  Photo by Mary Harvey

Why Wildlife is Cheering for the Clean Power Plan

8/3/2015 // By Jim Murphy

President Obama has taken a historic and ambitious step in the fight against carbon pollution that threatens wildlife. With the announcement of the finalized Clean Power Plan, the President has enacted the first ever rules designed to reduce harmful greenhouse …

Moose at Upper Twin Lake, Idaho.  Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Diane Higdem.

Four Ways to Get in the Flow and Enjoy Wildlife

7/31/2015 // By Maggie Yancey

Creating lasting memories in nature starts with experiencing the beauty of wildlife, and wildlife depend on water! Poll after poll shows that Americans care about clean water for fish and wildlife, for outdoor recreation, and for healthy drinking water, but …