National Parks

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Why We are Fighting for the Public Lands that Wildlife Depend On

Our wild and public lands provide crucial habitat for wildlife and a space for people to connect to nature. Despite widespread support to keep public lands in public hands, challenges …

Island fox. Photo National Park Service.

Fall in Love with Wild America

In honor of Valentine’s Day, National Wildlife Federation staff members are sharing favorite wild places and hidden gems – from national parks to national forests to wildlife refuges. As naturalist …

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Follow the Fall Foliage

As always, a camping trip offers a great chance to spot wildlife, including some that may be preparing for winter as you’re out and about this fall. I’ve created a list of …

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Climate Change Threatens Yellowstone River

Studies show that the cause of the fish mortality is kidney disease triggered by a parasite. The unprecedented nature of this case is the result of low water levels and …

Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Abby Barber/ NWF

Bringing Tribes Back to National Parks

Monarch butterfly. Photo by Carolyn Souder, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Monarch Butterflies in National Parks

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Hog Factory Threatens Fish and Wildlife on Buffalo National Scenic…

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Speaking of Bears

Bears delight us all—as M.E. Beatty wrote in Bears of Yosemite, “Of all the animals in our national parks, the bear undoubtedly ranks first in public interest.” There is a …

Grand Teton. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Andrew Parsons

7 National Parks to Camp in this Summer

Did you know the National Park System includes 407 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, DC, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands? These …

Hiking, backpacking, camping, and fishing are just a few of the many values enjoyed by visitors to Western public lands like Colorado's Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. (Photo by Russell Bassett)

Time to Go On Offense to Protect Our Cherished Public Lands

Unlike most every other country, America has a huge backyard. The federal public lands of the western United States are the equivalent of a giant commons that everyone can enjoy. …

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