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Standing Up for the Roan Plateau

12/10/2009 // By Kolleen Kawa

In a recent Men’s Journal article, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar described the Roan Plateau in Colorado as “one of those treasured landscapes of America,” and “a place where we have fish and wildlife resources, beautiful streams.” Yet […] Read more >

Obama Goes to Copenhagen!

12/1/2009 // By NWF

A day before Thanksgiving, President Obama gave us all a little something more to be thankful for by announcing that he will attend next week’s climate negotiations in Copenhagen. The announcement came after thousands of youth contacted the White House […] 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 >

October 11: Have You Hugged Your Wildlife Refuge Today?

10/10/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

National Wildlife Refuge Week started today–a great time of year to get outdoors and the natural world. In a press release about the Week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said: “President Teddy Roosevelt established tiny Pelican Island in Florida in 1903 as […] Read more >

Interior Secetary: Kids Spending Just Four Minutes A Day Playing Outdoors

10/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Can you imagine a world where people no longer care about wildlife or nature? Many of us may feel there is already too little concern for nature but that could get worse as American childhood continues to migrate indoors. Secretary Ken Salazar recently […] 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 >

Solar Plant in Colorado Will Generate New Jobs

8/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new solar plant in Colorado is generating power and 200 new jobs. Amy Lou Jenkins at Examiner.com reports: “Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar visted the High-Tech Solar Panel Plant in Longmont, CO to call attention to a reinvigorated U.S. high-tech […] Read more >

‘Being Out There’ With Secretary Salazar (VIDEO)

6/24/2009 // By Anne Cissel

It’s amazing who you bump into in the woods on a Monday afternoon! First, some background: National Wildlife Federation joined the U.S. Department of the Interior at Monday’s kickoff of United We Serve – President Obama’s initiative to engage more Americans in serving […] 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 >

Important Vote this Week–Help Secure 2 Million Acres of Public Lands

2/9/2009 // By Julia Marden

The past month has been huge for our public lands! In early January, the U.S. Senate passed sweeping legislation to provide historic protections for millions of acres of America’s cherished public lands. Last week, new Secretary of the Interior, Ken […] Read more >

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