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My Daughter, Cidney, with her first fish

Montana Sushi Girl: My Fish Tale

9/5/2012 // By Land Tawney

The first time I took my daughter camping we went to Rock Creek, a blue ribbon trout stream just 30 minutes east of Missoula, Montana. My father took me there when I was a kid. Perhaps like him, I realized […] Read more >

Protecting Clean Water Helps Our Economy

8/27/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Congressman Tim Bishop (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment. In times of economic hardship, politicians who prioritize special interests over environmental protections are quick to overstate costs while understating the […] Read more >

Affiliate Program Aims to Empower Returning War Veterans Through Conservation and Angling

7/16/2012 // By Les Welsh

National Wildlife Federation’s Oregon affiliate, the Association of Northwest Steelheaders (ANWS), is preparing to launch an exciting and innovative program that aims to help returning war veterans develop new skills and ways of responding to stress while learning to preserve […] Read more >

Dirtier Water Awaits Americans as They Head to Their Favorite Lakes, Rivers, and Beaches

7/10/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

As we slog through another scorching summer and head out to swim, paddle, fish and enjoy America’s waterways, the rumblings from Washington indicate that dirtier water may be on the way. Even though this Congress has made several attacks on clean water, […] Read more >

and be able to ignore 16 conservation and environmental laws which are essential in keeping habitat for animals within the 100-miles zones like bald eagles and brown bears safe.

Speak up to Protect Wildlife from Capitol Hill’s Top 4 Environmental Attacks this Week

6/19/2012 // By Rachel Pietron

Extra extra! Detroit River Catches on Fire… Thousands Extinct in the Everglades… No Public Access Allowed on Lake Champlain… Bogus headlines? For the moment yes but these hypothetical events move closer to reality this week with the legislative agendas of […] Read more >

Asian Carp Swimming Closer to Great Lakes

6/19/2012 // By Marc Smith

I just found out that new evidence of Asian carp has been discovered near Lake Michigan. The new test results came back positive for silver carp seventeen times in one day. That’s right: seventeen times! This could be the largest number of […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 8, 2012

6/8/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Celebrate Get Outdoors Day With Help From National Wildlife Federation June 8 – In celebration of National Get Outdoors Day […] Read more >

Keep America's waters clean for our children's future (Photo by Graham Crumb/Flickr)

As Americans Head for Lakes and Beaches, Congress Attacks Clean Water Act Protections

6/6/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

As summer begins, I wonder if Americans realize how much they owe to the 1972 Clean Water Act for the clean water and healthy waterbodies they cherish. This year is the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which is […] Read more >

Shane Rucker: Wisconsin Natural Resources

Hardrock Mining–Baggage in Hand–Arrives in the Great Lakes

5/29/2012 // By Tony Turrini

Fueled by high metals prices, the nation’s hardrock mining boom has swept into the Great Lakes.  In a region with almost no history of hardrock or “sulfide” mining, there is now extensive exploration, a score of proposed developments, and one […] Read more >

Grizzly bear

Montana Mine Could be Death Sentence for Grizzlies

5/25/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

The Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwest Montana is one of the wildest places on earth, and the only protected land in the 2.3 million acre Kootenai National Forest. Here, one of North America’s most endangered grizzly bear populationsmoves across a […] Read more >