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6 Ways to Honor Veterans and the Great Outdoors this Nov. 11

11/9/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

  I grew up in a military family as passionate about recycling and nature as it was about patriotism and public service. I guess it’s no surprise these twin passions drive my favorite Veterans Day activities: thanking the veterans in my life […] Read more >

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A Pika Running Over my Foot, Misguided Frog Mating, and Other Lurid Tales from a Hike in Yosemite

7/23/2011 // By Beth Pratt

“Bully!” as Teddy Roosevelt would have exclaimed, seems the most appropriate way to describe my perfect day hiking in Yosemite National Park last week. I wandered for an afternoon in the Gaylor Lakes basin (Tioga Country is my favorite place […] Read more >

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Changing Times for the Gray Wolf

1/27/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Political, social and cultural progress on conservation issues are often slow in arriving, but when seen from atop the arc of time, the progress conservationists have made on some issues is just amazing. Below are comments that reflect how attitudes […] Read more >

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Help Halt Drilling on Crucial Moose Habitat

1/21/2011 // By Megan Blevins

If you’ve never had the chance to venture out west to Yellowstone National Park, let me describe a scene for you: mountains covered by lodgepole pines, a place where rivers cut deep canyons across the land and quiet mornings interrupted […] Read more >

Report: Climate Change Is Greatest Threat Ever To U.S. National Parks

10/3/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In a recently released report, our colleagues at the Natural Resources Defense Council have identified how great a threat global warming poses to U.S. national parks. U.S. Today Science Fair reports: The report – National Parks in Peril: The Threats of Climate […] Read more >

Make the Call Today

10/1/2009 // By Julia Marden

All week we’ve been talking about the wildlife and wild places that need your help. Frogs are dying out. National parks face threats from severe drought and storms. Bears can’t hibernate the whole winter. So here’s what you can do […] Read more >

Your National Parks

9/29/2009 // By Julia Marden

Ken Burns’ 12-hour series on National Parks is turning a lot of attention towards America’s treasured wilderness and natural wonders. From Mount Rainier to the Everglades, our national parks exist because of our past commitment to conservation. Now we’re being […] Read more >

Bipartisan Leadership From Mark Udall and John McCain

8/25/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

I want to compliment Sens. Mark Udall and John McCain for coming together in Estes Park, Colorado yesterday and pledging to work together in a bipartisan way to combat climate change. Attending the event and seeing the dead pines surrounding […] 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 >

Memories of Wild Places

4/28/2009 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

A senior editor for Ranger Rick magazine shares her thoughts about the restorative powers of nature. Read more >