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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

This past year, thoughtful, generous, and passionate National Wildlife Federation supporters like you helped give countless wildlife the freedom to be wild and thrive. Thank you! Please enjoy reading about …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 – …

Beyond Politics: Important Decisions for Wildlife Conservation

Take the pledge here to vote for candidates this Election Day who stand with wildlife! Confronting Climate Change A warming world stresses wildlife and their habitat. We’ve recently witnessed severe forest fires, …

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5 Endangered Species That Depend On Public Lands

These places we love are all of those things, but they are also places created to protect and restore wildlife. Our national parks, wildlife refuges and other wild public lands …

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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