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A Guide: Starting Down the “Road to Rollbacks”

In March, the Trump Administration and the Department of the Interior released a back-to-back Executive Order and Secretarial Order  focused on four Interior Department rules for review and possible repeal. …

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Helping Grizzlies Return to Their Historical Home

There are fewer than 10 grizzly bears living in the North Cascades of Washington State – a wild, mostly intact mountain ecosystem where the bears once thrived.  Now, thanks to …

Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Abby Barber/ NWF

Bringing Tribes Back to National Parks

Native peoples have deep ties to our greatest known parks – Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Olympic, Mesa Verde, Everglades – and many, many others. Indeed, it must be acknowledged that the …

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Ten Remarkable California Wildlife Moments in 2015

As the California Director of the National Wildlife Federation, I have the best job in the world. While overseeing the organization’s conservation work in the Golden State, I continually witness …

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Orphaned Fisher Kits Get a Brand New Start in Yosemite

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The Economics of Public Lands

Willow Lake Park in Arizona operated by the City of Prescott.

7 Gorgeous Alternatives to National Parks

Jamica Bay with the backdrop of NYC. Nature is not far away.

September 11th: Finding Solace in Nature

I am thinking a lot about 9/11 lately. The 10th Anniversary of 9/11 is a time for all of us, across the world, to think about the loss of innocent …

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Healthy Parks, Healthy People!

  Today I’m attending the Healthy Parks, Healthy People conference at the Institute for the Golden Gate outside of San Francisco.  It is a gathering of a surprisingly diverse mix …

Ranger Rick Goes to Washington

Breaking News: A Washington Post article reports that raccoons have invaded White House grounds, and are causing the National Park Service no small amount of trouble. We at NWF would like …

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