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NWF’s Own Na’Taki Osborne Jelks Appointed to “21CSC” Federal Advisory Committee to Get Youth Outdoors

12/16/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

Recently Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) Advisory Committee.  The 21CSC is an entity called for in President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Report. This was big news in its […] Read more >

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar helps volunteers clean up oil damage to beach at Gulf Islands National Seashore (photo: Tami A. Heilmann-DOI)

Senator Takes Ball, Goes Home

5/25/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

President Obama’s top oil regulator won’t get a raise until he puts more drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, at least if Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has his way. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, was scheduled for a […] Read more >

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Who Wants Clean Water, Anyway?

2/14/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Urgent Action! Please Speak up for Wildlife Now! Help stop dangerous legislation that slashes critical funding for agencies that defend our nation’s wildlife. Call your U.S. Representative and tell them to “Vote No on the Continuing Resolution.” Pollution isn’t a […] Read more >

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Sneak Attack on Clean Water and Clean Air Acts

2/12/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

Urgent Action! Please Speak up for Wildlife Now! Help stop dangerous legislation that slashes critical funding for agencies that defend our nation’s wildlife. Call your U.S. Representative and tell them to “Vote No on the Continuing Resolution.” The nation’s budget […] Read more >

Wildlife CSI: The Feds Investigating the “Aflockalypse” Blackbird Deaths.

1/8/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

In the face of all the recent bird and fish kills in the U.S. and abroad, we thought it might be interesting to learn more about the federal office that investigates bird, fish and other wildlife kills in the United […] Read more >

Mining Around a “Grand” American Treasure

10/29/2009 // By Kolleen Kawa

The development of uranium mining around the Grand Canyon has been a tug of war between mining companies, local residents and government agencies. While visitors to the Grand Canyon area see impressive vistas, rock formations and wildlife populations, some of […] Read more >

Climate Takes Front Seat at Interior Dept.

9/14/2009 // By Aislinn Maestas

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today issued a secretarial order launching a new strategy to address the current and future impacts of climate on America’s wildlife and natural resources. This is pretty big news considering that the Department of […] Read more >

New Office at Interior Department Will Engage and Employ Youth

4/29/2009 // By NWF

Yesterday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar formally announced the creation of an Office of Youth within the Interior Department to create and manage programs that are intended to get youth working outside again. “The new office will build our […] Read more >

Just One Week Left To Speak Up For The Endangered Species Act!

10/9/2008 // By Julia Marden

Recent news from Hawaii reported that the federal government has identified 48 species on the island of Kauai to add to the endangered species list. According to the U.S. Secretary of Interior, imperiled ecosystems on the island make the future […] Read more >

Polar Bear “Threatened” Listing Comes with Strings Attached

5/14/2008 // By Miles Grant

Today the Department of the Interior announced it would list the polar bear as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, the decision came with administrative guidance — better known as strings attached. Despite its own admission […] Read more >