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Tongue River Valley in southeastern Montana

UPDATE: Tongue River Railroad Proposal—Still a Bad Idea

6/9/2015 // By Dave Dittloff

The Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the proposed Tongue River Railroad. They claim the “proposed rail line may affect, but is not likely to adversely affect” wildlife in the area. …

Greater sage grouse. Photo from USDA

Big Hurdles for Greater Sage Grouse

6/5/2015 // By Hayley Newman

The image of a barbed wire fence stretching across a field of prairie grasses and sage brush has been the inspiration for paintings, poems, and the general allure of the “wild wild west” for decades. However, the vast fencing infrastructure …

Bison by Carol Ayers at the National Bison Range in Montana.

‘Sportsmen for Bison’ Rallies Hunters Around Tremendous Restoration Opportunity

6/3/2015 // By Steve Woodruff

  One of the biggest constituency for wildlife now has an opportunity to benefit one of the biggest game animals: bison. Over the past century, hunters have led the way in restoring and conserving wildlife such as elk, deer, bighorn sheep, …

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A Beautiful and Remote Home for Wildlife

5/28/2015 // By Garrit Voggesser

Mule deer, white-tail deer, pronghorn antelope, elk and hundreds of bird species including eagles make their home in the Tongue River and Otter Creek valleys in Montana. This wildlife-rich region is also adjacent to a black-footed ferret reintroduction site on the Northern …

Weekly News Roundup: Celebrating Earth Day and more

4/24/2015 // By Linda Argueta

How did you celebrate Earth Day this past Wednesday? The National Wildlife Federation is celebrating Earth Day by working closely with our affiliates, schools, cities and other partners across the country to plant native trees that will provide much needed …

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An Open Letter to the Last Wild Bison of America

11/11/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Dear wild bison, It’s time you made a comeback. But first, I want to apologize. Even though you are magnificently large and swift – the largest terrestrial animal in North America – our forefathers hunted you to the brink of …

Hiking in the Swan range, looking out over the Mission Mountains wilderness. Photo credit: Hayley Newman

My Public Lands Story

10/3/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman On September 27th, thousands of people from across the country celebrated National Public Lands Day. In Montana, public lands enthusiasts joined rallies, volunteered on various public lands improvement projects, and took advantage of free access …

Bison with Calf

Scientists Speak Out in Support of Restoring Bison

9/25/2014 // By Steve Woodruff

Little more than a change in public perception stands in the way of one of the greatest triumphs in modern wildlife conservation. That’s what a veritable Who’s Who of leading wildlife scientists suggest in a recent letter calling for restoration …

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Play-oriented learning in a UNIQUE School Garden

9/24/2014 // By Jennifer Murck

Clark Fork School (CFS) is an educational cooperative where experience in nature and a progressive, place-based curriculum foster academic excellence and a connection to local and global communities. Located in Missoula, Montana, CFS has received a silver award through the …

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 School Greening for a Pre-K Audience

9/24/2014 // By Jennifer Murck

Clark Fork School (CFS) is an educational cooperative where experience in nature and a progressive, place-based curriculum foster academic excellence and a connection to local and global communities. Located in Missoula, Montana, CFS has received a silver award through the …

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