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GUEST POST: Hooked on Fishing

3/23/2012 // By NWF

Blake is a freshman at the University of Central Oklahoma majoring in English education.  He grew up in Luther, a small town in central Oklahoma and has volunteered hundreds of hours for conservation organizations in Oklahoma. I can’t remember exactly […] Read more >

The author, her mother and her grandfather.

Back to Our Roots: Connecting to the Outdoors Connects Me to Family

3/7/2012 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

The brisk chill of the early mornings in Washington, D.C. before the city becomes occupied by thousands of footprints, beeping horns, and the air is tainted with smoke and smog makes me reminisce about the breaking dawns of my childhood—mornings […] Read more >

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Guest Post: A Bare Bear Brook Park

2/28/2012 // By NWF

Eric Orff is a wildlife biologist. He retired from New Hampshire Fish and Game in 2007 after a 31 year career as a biologist. He currently is a consultant to the National Wildlife Federation and is the Merrimack County Fish […] Read more >

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Guest Post: Sportsman Grateful to EPA for Reducing Mercury Pollution

12/23/2011 // By NWF

Ed Perry is an aquatic biologist who retired in 2002 after a 30-year career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, where he supervised the section responsible for protecting streams and wetlands. Since 2007, has traveled across Pennsylvania as an […] Read more >

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We Can’t Fillet Our Way Out of Mercury in Fish

12/6/2011 // By Brenda Archambo

Avid Sportsman Bob Garner explains that we “can’t fillet our way out” of the mercury problem. Listen as he talks about the impacts of mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants to our natural resources, economy and way of life. Bob […] Read more >

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Mercury Impacts to Loons & Michigan Lakes Draws Thousands of Conservationists & Anglers

12/3/2011 // By Jennifer Janssen

Scientist Dave Evers has been studying loons in Michigan’s Seney National Wildlife Refuge impacted by mercury pollution since the late 1980s. He found mercury contamination in the very first loons he tested and since then has studied over 5,000 of […] Read more >

Scared of Sharks? 5 Reasons Why You Should be Amazed by Them

10/27/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

As the feared hunters of the ocean, sharks have long been persecuted and misunderstood. However, when I was a kid, I never saw them as vicious creatures. I was always fascinated and constantly reading up on my shark facts (just […] Read more >

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Imperiled Wilderness: Eight Things You Probably Don’t Know about Alaska’s Bristol Bay

7/11/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The 40,000-square-mile Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska stretches across pristine tundra and wetlands crisscrossed with rivers that flow into the bay. Up to 40 million sockeye salmon return to this watershed each year—the world’s largest salmon run. In addition […] Read more >

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Remembering the Good Times Outdoors with Dad

6/17/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

With Father’s Day approaching, I’ve been reminiscing on all the great times I spent outdoors with my father growing up. There were the camping trips at Meadow Creek, tubing adventures down the Gila River, picnics at the City of Rocks […] Read more >

Mercury Air Pollution

A Letter from the Mercury Frontline

6/7/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Nearly all of our exposure to mercury occurs through eating fish and shellfish. Mercury pollution spewing from power plants settles in our lakes and rivers where microscopic organisms convert the inorganic mercury into methylmercury. This form of mercury accumulates up the […] Read more >