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4 Reasons America’s National Parks are Amazing

7/4/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

As we celebrate the 4th of July, thoughts turn to the many things that make the United States of America great. For me, one of those things is the spectacular landscapes, wilderness, and just all around “great outdoors” that we […] Read more >

Don’t Let National Parks Become A Casualty of Budget Battles

2/25/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

Since the Budget Control Act was passed in August, 2011—and we all had to start pretending we know what “sequester” means—NWF and our friends in the conservation community have known that sequestration will be devastating for America’s wildlife and treasured […] Read more >

77% of Americans: Don’t Cut Environmental Spending

2/22/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

If “sequestration,” the series of automatic budget cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, goes into effect as scheduled on March 1, it will have a disastrous impact on our wildlife and ecosystems. Crucial funding for conservation — including […] Read more >

Wizard Island in Crater Lake National Park

Photo of the Day: Wizard Island in Crater Lake

1/15/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Gary Fua See more of Gary Fua’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group […] Read more >

Death Valley National Park

Photo of the Day: Death Valley National Park

1/3/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Gary Fua See more of Gary Fua’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group […] Read more >

Big horn sheep, Badlands National Park

Photo of the Day: Bighorn View of the Badlands

9/11/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Bighorn sheep in Badlands National Park   Photo by Flickr member East Wind See more of East Wind’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of […] Read more >

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Find Nearby Parks with your iPhone or Android

6/5/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

It’s time to kick off the summer and get outside! We’ve been collecting great mobile apps that connect people to nature for some time now, and we’ve found a new one to explore. The new Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ app is your […] Read more >

Lupine and other wildflowers, North Cascades National Park

Photo of the Day: Wildflowers and Wilderness

6/3/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Explore the Outdoors! June is Great Outdoors Month — a time to get outside and enjoy America's wild places. Check out Top 5 Ways To Celebrate Great Outdoors Month for some fun ways to get involved.   This Photo of […] Read more >

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Playing in the Shadow of the Washington Monument: Office Softball in a National Park [VIDEO]

4/18/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

Coaching my office softball team, The Scrubjays, is one of the best perks of my job here in Washington, DC.  Every week in the summer we walk down to the National Mall, set up a field, and play softball against […] Read more >

Meeting Ranger Rick

What National Junior Ranger Day and Ranger Rick Mean to Me (A Lot)

4/17/2012 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

As a young girl, I continually wandered the forests and riverbanks near my home in Massachusetts searching for frogs and other wildlife.  I am a part of the last generation to remember a childhood spent largely absorbed in outdoor experience, […] Read more >