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Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Conservation Can’t Wait: What President Obama Can Do Right Now

1/28/2014 // By Miles Grant

The Associated Press reports President Obama will broaden a theme from last year’s speech in tonight’s State of the Union address: If Congress won’t act, President Obama will. That’s good news because there’s a range of conservation issues on which […] Read more >

Thousands of People (plus one Whooping Crane) Protest Keystone XL

11/7/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

I gathered with thousands of others around Barack Obama’s house on Sunday, urging the President to say no to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline that would carry millions of barrels of tar sands oil through America’s heartland, including the sensitive […] Read more >

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Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

4/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a bike or in a soccer goal. The sweeping disconnect with […] Read more >

Even President Obama Has Trouble Getting His Kids Outside

2/17/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

If you don’t think you have anything in common with the President of the United States, think again.  Wednesday night, on February 16, 2011, President Barack Obama, had this to say at the launch of the America’s Great Outdoors report […] Read more >

Great Lakes’ Budget Valentine

2/14/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

President Barack Obama released his budget on Valentines Day–and while the love is still there, this year’s box of chocolates is not as full as in years past. The president’s 2012 budget, released Monday, contained $350 million for the Great […] Read more >

NWF joins White House discussion on America’s Great Outdoors

4/16/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

President Obama and several administration officials today are meeting with landowners, sportsmen, state and local government leaders, public lands experts, conservationists and youth leaders to discuss “the challenges, opportunities and innovations surrounding modern-day land conservation and the importance of reconnecting Americans and […] Read more >

Let’s Commit to Tropical Forest Conservation

4/7/2010 // By Miles Grant

Tropical rainforests are diverse habitats that are home to half of the world’s plant and wildlife species, and protecting these forests is crucial to wildlife and to the health of the planet as well. Specifically, deforestation (or clear cutting forests) […] Read more >