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elk. Photo Credit Erin Drake

A Guide: Starting Down the “Road to Rollbacks”

In March, the Trump Administration and the Department of the Interior released a back-to-back Executive Order and Secretarial Order  focused on four Interior Department rules for review and possible repeal. …

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Why We are Fighting for the Public Lands that Wildlife Depend On

Our wild and working public lands provide crucial habitat for wildlife and a space for people to connect to nature. Despite widespread support to keep public lands in public hands, …

Island fox. Photo National Park Service.

Fall in Love with Wild America

In honor of Valentine’s Day, National Wildlife Federation staff members are sharing favorite wild places and hidden gems – from national parks to national forests to wildlife refuges. As naturalist …

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Over 500 Million Acres, One Job

Why does the head of a department sometimes humorously called “The Department of Everything Else” have such an important role? The answer comes down to this: you and I own …

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12 Gifts You Gave to Wildlife This Year

Photo Courtesy of Philippe Henry, National Wildlife Photo Contest Entrant

Calling on President-elect Trump to Stand with Wildlife

Wildlife watching. Photo by Judith Kohler/ NWF

A Win For Outdoor Recreation Marks a Win for Wildlife!

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Avett Brothers: This Land is Our Land

The earliest years of my life were spent growing up on a mountainside. They were years full of scrambling up hills, marveling at tadpoles, and hearing the earth beneath my feet …

The Roan Plateau is habitat for some of the country's largest mule deer herds. Image: John Gale

Energy Leases Canceled in Wildlife Habitat

The Interior Department has signed off on two decisions cancelling oil and gas leases on fish and wildlife habitat covering more than 70,000 acres. The areas affected — the Roan …

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An American Issue: Protecting Public Lands for Fish and Wildlife

It worked! Tens of thousands of Americans, plus 41 sporting and wildlife organizations joined in demanding that public lands stay in public hands. Politicians from both parties also listened – …

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