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New Mexicans worked for years to see the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks named a national monument. Image: Patrick J. Alexander

National monuments matter to Americans — Preserve the Antiquities Act

1/27/2015 // By Judith Kohler

Top-down or grassroots — it’s all a matter of perspective. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho has introduced a bill, S. 228, to block presidents from establishing national monuments. In a news release, Crapo criticized “top-down national monument designations” as potentially harmful to […] Read more >

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Crane Trust Welcomes Bison Home

1/22/2015 // By Garrit Voggesser

On a non-descript Saturday, January 17th 2015, just before sunset, trucks hauling trailers pulled into a field near Alda, Nebraska. A place of solitude, with Nebraska’s last remaining tall and mixed-grass prairie along the North Platte River, the quiet of […] Read more >

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Longleaf Pine Restoration Included in New Era of Conservation

1/22/2015 // By Tiffany Woods

USDA made an announcement last week that will help NWF’s work on longleaf pine restoration in the southeast. Farm Bill funds will provide support to partners exploring the economics and incentives for increasing the acreage of sustainable, working forests on […] Read more >

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12 Wins for Wildlife in 2014 That YOU Made Possible

12/16/2014 // By Collin O'Mara

Sometimes it’s hard to see how one small act can make a difference in this world. How can signing a petition or casting a vote or making a donation save a species? Let me show you. In 2014, friends like […] Read more >

Supporters of making Colorado's Brown Canyon a national monument hope that President Obama will approve a designation. Photo courtesy of Friends of Browns Canyon.

Monumental Push Made to Protect Colorado’s Browns Canyon

12/3/2014 // By Judith Kohler

Coloradans and people from across the country who flock to Browns Canyon for its renowned whitewater rafting are hoping the area 140 miles southwest of Denver will soon become the country’s newest national monument. Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael […] Read more >

The Roan Plateau provides important habitat for mule deer and several other species. Photo by John Gale

NWF Helps Score Win for Colorado Wildlife Haven

11/24/2014 // By Judith Kohler

As drilling geared up in the Rockies in the early 2000s, a rallying cry among people worried about the natural gas boom’s effects in Colorado was “Save the Roan!” The “Roan” is the Roan Plateau, a massive, hulking presence in […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: Pledging to Vote for Wildlife and More!

10/31/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Wildlife cannot vote for themselves, it is our job as conservationists and wildlife lovers to step out this Tuesday and vote on behalf of wildlife. Our fight to preserve wildlife is far from over. Currently, Florida manatees are dying at […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: A Victory for Bison!

10/24/2014 // By Linda Argueta

When you have such a dedicated group of people working for wildlife, it’s hard not to have success stories. Another great win for wildlife, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission has decided to transfer 146 bison from Ted Turner’s Montana […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: President Obama is on a roll and more!

10/10/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Shortly after broadening the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument, President Obama has used his legal authority once again to create a new national monument! The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument was made official today, thanks to the support of […] Read more >

Bill Dvorak, in the green shirt to the left, took Sen. Mark Udall, front right, on a river trip through Browns Canyon over the Fourth of July holiday. Photo by Luke Dvorak

Coloradans Want Browns Canyon to be the Next National Monument

7/22/2014 // By Judith Kohler

For Bill Dvorak, permanent protection for southern Colorado’s Browns Canyon has been a long time coming. Dvorak is the National Wildlife Federation’s public lands organizer in Colorado He’s also one of the best-known outfitters in the state and has been leading […] Read more >