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Wildlife Conservation in the U.S. and Southeast Asia

2/5/2016 // By Sarah Bates

Last month, the National Wildlife Federation’s educational and conservation-based mission traveled with me to Laos and Vietnam. Through a professional exchange sponsored by the U.S. Department of State by the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and managed by the University of Montana’s Mansfield …

Students at Clark Fork School made trout and watersheds art for First Friday. Photo: Calida Davis

Collaboration is Key in Montana Eco-Schools

2/3/2016 // By Education Coordinator

Here I am almost halfway through my AmeriCorps term as the Sustainability and Habitat Educator for the Northern Rockies, Prairies and Pacific Region, and I could not be more excited about the enthusiasm for environmental and outdoor education here in …

Bighorn sheep. Photo by John Bielak

NWF Increases Bighorn Sheep Recovery Efforts

2/3/2016 // By Kit Fischer

Last year, the National Wildlife Federation launched a new initiative to protect imperiled bighorn sheep in the west. While bighorn sheep numbers historically were estimated at 2 million nationwide, due largely to loss of suitable habitat and disease spread from …

Bison. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Esther Gonzalez

Restoring Our National Mammal: Wild Bison in Yellowstone

1/22/2016 // By Abby Barber

After years of work by the National Wildlife Federation and other groups, Montana Governor Steve Bullock has decided to allow bison to roam freely on thousands of acres around Yellowstone National Park. Prior to the Governor’s decision, bison migrating out …

Photos: Loraine Bond

Missoula Garden Fosters Healthy Living for Kids and Wildlife

10/28/2015 // By Education Coordinator

The kids at The Parenting Place have gone over the hill. And under it. Constructed last summer by volunteers, a tunnel and slide built into a hill in the backyard of the Missoula, Montana establishment has become one of the …

Bison Cow and Calf Profile by NWF's Steve Woodruff

Wild Bison on Montana’s Horizon

9/3/2015 // By Steve Woodruff

Why would anybody oppose restoring at least some of the West’s most iconic animals to the wild? Much of the opposition boils down to competition for grass: bison eat pretty much what cattle eat. But the time when wild bison …

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Planet at the Crossroads

9/1/2015 // By Guest Author

Editor’s Note: The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will be the first major international conservation event held in the United States in decades, and the decisions made there will have impacts that last for generations. National Wildlife Federation, as a …

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Montana Teens Help Save Sage Grouse

8/31/2015 // By Hayley Newman

Greater sage grouse populations across the West have been in decline for decades, and this September the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide whether to formally list the bird as a threatened or endangered species. In an …

The Seattle team “attempting” to form a totem pole on our trip to Tillicum Village, Blake Island, WA Credit: Kaitlin Parker 2015.

My Time as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with NWF

8/18/2015 // By Kaitlin Parker

Many recent graduates, looking for a position in order to use their newly acquired degrees, search the AmeriCorps job postings in search of a golden opportunity. I was completely unaware of AmeriCorps and the amazing work that they do, but …

Photo of the Animas River, immediately after the spill. Photo by Tom McNamara of the La Plata County Emergency Management Office

8 Hard Truths About Hardrock Mining

8/17/2015 // By Lacey McCormick

The Gold King Mine disaster in Colorado was an accident waiting to happen. It’s not a unique situation, in part because the laws regulating mining are inadequate on several fronts. Rivers shouldn’t be the color of mustard. But that’s just …

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