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Three-pawed grizzly bear at Alaska's Denali National Park (Courtesy National Park Service)

Three-Pawed Grizzly Bear Turns Heads, Beats Odds at Alaska’s Denali National Park

5/17/2012 // By Miles Grant

A three-pawed grizzly bear is getting some attention at Alaska’s Denali National Park – not just for his head-turning appearance, but for his ability to survive despite his handicap. Park wildlife biologist Pat Owen tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that …

Late bison calf "Zisa" in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

From Yellowstone to Yosemite: My Top Ten Wildlife Encounters of 2011

12/28/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

As a child who grew up reading Ranger Rick and watching Wild Kingdom, I cherish any wildlife I encounter. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Yellowstone, where I viewed charismatic mega-fauna on a daily basis, and now live near …

Two Bristol Bay cubs share good polling news

New Poll: Americans and Bears Once Again Oppose Pebble Mine

12/7/2011 // By Jim Adams

Last month, a voter’s initiative in Bristol Bay signalled that locals opposed placing what might be the largest gold and copper  mine in North America in the headwaters of the streams and rivers supporting the world’s largest sockeye salmon run.   Now the opposition has gone nationwide.  A …

A cub shadowboxes in preparation for his showdown with foreign mining companies

Bears and People Vote Against Mine–Foreign Mining Giants Prepare to Ignore Them

10/20/2011 // By Jim Adams

Tuesday night, voters in Bristol Bay passed a borough initiative banning any mining project of 640 acres or more that adversely affects salmon streams in the borough. The vote was aimed directly at a proposal by two foreign mining companies–Anglo American …

68 Pound Milo's Paw Next to Bear Print

99% of Bear Encounters Take Place Without You Ever Knowing the Bear Was There

10/13/2011 // By Jim Adams

NWF’s Pacific Regional Director Jim Adams (and his dog Milo) explore bear country in Alaska.

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Watch Adorable Video of Bear Cubs Playing in Road: We Need Safe Road Crossings

9/27/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

I couldn’t resist. Bear cubs are adorable. Could there be a better reminder of the need for safe wildlife road crossings? Check out this new video shot at Yosemite National Park. There is no difference between this scene at Yosemite …

No Fracking Way: Protecting Our Public Lands, Wild Places and Wildlife

9/21/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Great Outdoors America Week is September 19 -22 this year, but every day is an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of our public lands, wild places and wildlife. George Washington National Forest, which stretches from Virginia to West Virginia, is …

Alaska’s Small Bears Are Still Glorious

8/26/2011 // By Jim Adams

A friend told me a story last night about the Klondike, a great overnight relay running race from Skagway, Alaska to White Horse, Canada.  A runner from an opposing team was chugging along around six in the morning when a …

Do You Have a “Beary” Good Photo?

4/7/2011 // By Anne Senft

Enter your “beary” good photos in the 41st annual National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest.

NWF, Sage, Orvis and Sportsmen Around Country Say “NO!” to Pebble Mine

2/25/2011 // By Jim Adams

Yesterday, 363 sport groups and businesses sent a letter to Lisa Jackson, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, asking her to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay region and its world class fishing and hunting from the proposed Pebble Mine. National Wildlife Federation …