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Connecting with nature at the annual Unplug and Play community event.

Missoula’s Clark Fork School Plants Trees for Wildlife

6/23/2015 // By Darcy McKinley Lester

Missoula’s annual UnPlug and Play Week, hosted by Let’s Move! Missoula, aims to reconnect kids and their families with nature and outdoor activity. Working with National Wildlife Federation’s Missoula-based Wildlife Habitat and Sustainability Educator, AmeriCorps member Darcy McKinley Lester, teachers …

Tongue River Valley in southeastern Montana

UPDATE: Tongue River Railroad Proposal—Still a Bad Idea

6/9/2015 // By Dave Dittloff

The Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the proposed Tongue River Railroad. They claim the “proposed rail line may affect, but is not likely to adversely affect” wildlife in the area. …

Greater sage grouse. Photo from USDA

Big Hurdles for Greater Sage Grouse

6/5/2015 // By Hayley Newman

The image of a barbed wire fence stretching across a field of prairie grasses and sage brush has been the inspiration for paintings, poems, and the general allure of the “wild wild west” for decades. However, the vast fencing infrastructure …

Bison by Carol Ayers at the National Bison Range in Montana.

‘Sportsmen for Bison’ Rallies Hunters Around Tremendous Restoration Opportunity

6/3/2015 // By Steve Woodruff

  One of the biggest constituency for wildlife now has an opportunity to benefit one of the biggest game animals: bison. Over the past century, hunters have led the way in restoring and conserving wildlife such as elk, deer, bighorn sheep, …

Photo by Steve Woodruff

No More Butting Heads: NWF’s Adopt a Wildlife Acre Program Protects Key Habitat For Bighorn Sheep

6/1/2015 // By Kit Fischer

The National Wildlife Federation’s most recent Adopt-A-Wildlife-Acre work has focused on resolving conflicts between bighorn sheep and domestic sheep that graze on public lands in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Domestic sheep frequently harbor a type of pneumonia that is easily …

Big horn sheep. Photo by Steve Woodruff

U.S. Sheep Station in Conflict with Wildlife

5/29/2015 // By Tom France

Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding national forests and wilderness areas of central Idaho are some of the nation’s wildest country. Two of the greatest wildlife habitats in this region are the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and …

NWF’s Wildlife Habitat and Sustainability Educator Darcy McKinley Lester visits the 8th Street Pocket Park, one of the certified wildlife habitats in Missoula, MT.  Photo by Steve Woodruff.

Do You Garden For Wildlife?

5/27/2015 // By Kate Sutherland

We often picture wildlife habitat as, well, wild: forests, rivers, and mountain peaks.  However, the green spaces around our homes also provide important wildlife habitat for songbirds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators, as well as small mammals, frogs, snakes and …

The Roan Plateau provides important habitat for mule deer and several other species. Photo by John Gale

NWF Helps Score Win for Colorado Wildlife Haven

11/24/2014 // By Judith Kohler

As drilling geared up in the Rockies in the early 2000s, a rallying cry among people worried about the natural gas boom’s effects in Colorado was “Save the Roan!” The “Roan” is the Roan Plateau, a massive, hulking presence in …

Bighorn sheep. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest Entrat Rick Miller.

Last Chance to R.O.A.R. for Bighorn Sheep

10/1/2014 // By Jenni Lopez

NWF has joined Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. campaign in order to REACH OUT, ACT, and RESPOND for bighorn sheep. These iconic American animals are counting on us. Without a safe place to roam, we will see their numbers continue to decline.

bighorn lamb and ewe

100,000 Acres for Wild Bighorns

9/22/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Scores of wild bighorn sheep across the Northern Rockies are catching a devastating disease and dying within a few days or weeks. The bighorns are contracting deadly pneumonia from domesticated sheep that are grazing in important wildlife corridors and key …

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