public lands

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 …

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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Today, the Obama Administration issued a long overdue plan to reform the outdated leasing program for coal mining on federal lands.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 …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Hottman

Big Impacts On Big Game

Voices from the Field: Sportsmen Speak Out Energy development in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming has big impacts on big game. A new report, Losing Ground: Energy …

The release of 10 wild bison on open space marked the return of wild bison to the Colorado prairie after about 150 years' absence. Photo by Garrit Voggesser

Wild Bison Return to the Colorado Prairie

There was a big party on the rolling prairie of northern Colorado, and the only thing the guests of honor wanted to do was gallop away. The roughly 200 celebrants were …

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Celebrating National Public Lands and Hunting and Fishing Day

This past Saturday was National Public Lands Day and National Hunting and Fishing Day. For those of us who enjoy and rely on public lands, it was a day to celebrate …

Ben Alteneder, Board member for the Arizona Wildlife Federation, speaks with Interior Secretary Salazar at Grand Canyon National Park. Photo by Ben Alteneder

Support Recreational Access in Public Lands

From the Mogollon Rim to the Coronado Forest, from Escudilla Mountain to the San Pedro River riparian area, hunting, fishing and wildlife watching are long traditions that drive many of the …

Bighorn sheep butting heads by Daryl Hunter.

Arizona Seeks To Modernize Renewable Energy Development

Arizona Representatives Paul Gosar and Ann Kirkpatrick have been holding joint town halls as part of an ongoing effort to set aside partisan politics and provide a unified voice on …

Thanks to the Antiquities Act, Colorado's Brown Canyon will be conserved as a national monument. Image: Judith Kohler

The Antiquities Act: Vital for the Public, Vital for America’s Outdoor Legacy

Sportsmen and women wanted it. Hikers, mountain bikers, rafters and business owners wanted it. Veterans’ groups wanted it. So did Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Sen. Mark Udall, former Rep. …

Browns Canyon Success! Five Species Whose Home is Now Permanently Protected

Stunning and wild. Best white-water rafting in the country. Paradise for people and wildlife alike. This is Colorado’s Browns Canyon, America’s newest national monument. Located about 130 miles southwest of …

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