public lands

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by USFWS

Vieques Wildlife Refuge Saved from Auction Block

The decision by members of Congress to leave the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge intact benefits thousands of wildlife species, some of which are not found anywhere else on earth. This …

A male greater sage-grouse struts his stuff to attract the females. Photo by Greg Bergquist, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Congress, Leave the Strutting to Sage-Grouse

The greater sage-grouse’s annual mating dance on leks, or breeding grounds, is a one-of-a-kind spectacle that draws bird watchers from around the world to the Western U.S. The male sage-grouse …

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by SUFWS

What We Lose if We Sell Off a Wildlife Refuge

UPDATE: Due to tremendous pressure – including more than 20,000 NWF activists who spoke out to members of Congress – the sell-off of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge was taken …

Wildlife like mule deer use public lands. Photo by Yellowstone National Park

Save Public Lands from a Super Pollutant

Public lands, those held in trust by the federal government for the American people, offer an important defense against climate change. Our public lands provide a variety of resources that …

Protect Public Lands

America’s Lands for America’s People

Wildlife across the country will be impacted by climate change, according to a new draft National Climate Assessment. Photo by William Wiley.

This Week in NWF History: Realizing Leopold’s Land Ethic

Browns Canyon. Photo by Bureau of Land Management

Congressional Inaction Fuels Frustration in the West

A group of mule deer at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. Image: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Stamp Out Attacks on Public Lands

It’s hard to find words to describe the recent events in Oregon. Disgraceful, disappointing, infuriating – sentiments of public lands supporters across the country. How can a band of armed …

mule deer

A Needed Step to Protect Public Lands for Wildlife

Today, the Obama Administration issued a long overdue plan to reform the outdated leasing program for coal mining on federal lands. The current system, which is three decades old, is an …

Elk. Photo by National Wildlife Photo contest entrant Sandee Harraden

A Fund Worth Conserving

Voices from the Field: Sportsmen Speak Out I grew up in the great state of New Jersey – not exactly a place that comes to mind for outstanding outdoor opportunities …

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