public lands

Photo Courtesy of Philippe Henry, National Wildlife Photo Contest Entrant

Calling on President-elect Trump to Stand with Wildlife

And there is still the potential for more gains, as President Obama considers rules to protect large areas of public land in the American West and adopt an Interior Department stream …

Wildlife watching. Photo by Judith Kohler/ NWF

A Win For Outdoor Recreation Marks a Win for Wildlife!

Doesn’t sound exciting? Wondering how that helps our land, water, air, and wildlife? Just bear with me. Much of outdoor recreation takes place on our public lands, which are also …

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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

Moose in Glacier National Park. Photo by Christine Haines, National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant

Beyond Politics: Important Decisions for Wildlife Conservation

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5 Endangered Species That Depend On Public Lands

Petroglyphs at the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada. Photo by Bob Wick, BLM

The Antiquities Act Under Attack

In the late 1800s, “pot-hunters” – private collectors and thieves – prowled the Southwest in search of artifacts and prehistoric sites, leaving behind a trail of looted dwellings, remains, and …

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Explore Public Lands In Any Season

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

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‘Pedal to the metal’ to save the Greater Sage-Grouse

On Sept. 22, 2015, with the Front Range of the Rockies as a backdrop, Secretary Jewell announced the greater sage-grouse didn’t have to be placed on the endangered species list, thanks …

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