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Fishing and other outdoor recreation on public lands is an important part of the economy. Photo: Lew Carpenter

Our Public Lands — The Gift that Keeps on Giving and Giving and…

7/30/2013 // By Judith Kohler

Yet one more report underscores how important conserving our nation’s public lands is to the country’s economy. The newest report is from our country’s largest landlord, the Interior Department. It outlines Interior’s economic contributions for fiscal 2012 — $371 billion to […] Read more >

Photo by Andrew Price

I Get UP! – In the Wilds of Michigan

7/10/2013 // By Mary Price

Many people know all about the mitt…and I’m not referring to the former governor turned Presidential candidate (though he was born here). The “mitt” that is Michigan is one of the most enduring monikers we have for an American state’s […] Read more >

Don’t Fence Us Out of Our Public Lands

7/2/2013 // By Kate Zimmerman

I didn’t grow up with fences. In the small Midwestern town where I grew up, everyone’s backyard was still “open range.” I joined the rest of the kids in my neighborhood to roam that open range, playing Hide & Seek […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – March 15, 2013

3/15/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: On First Ever Carbon Pollution Limits, We Can’t Wait March 15-The Obama administration may delay first-ever limits on carbon pollution […] Read more >

A dozen bobcat subspecies range across North America. National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lori Tambakis.

A Budget Wildlife Can Live On

3/15/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray released the Senate budget (for our take on the budget released by the House Budget Committee on Monday, see here.) While the Senate budget still reduces non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending — the […] Read more >

Don’t Let National Parks Become A Casualty of Budget Battles

2/25/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

Since the Budget Control Act was passed in August, 2011—and we all had to start pretending we know what “sequester” means—NWF and our friends in the conservation community have known that sequestration will be devastating for America’s wildlife and treasured […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 15, 2013

2/15/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF hails reintroduction of legislation conserving Colorado’s San Juan Mountains February 15-Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s reintroduction of a bill […] Read more >

Bull Elk by Richard Watson

New Bill Lays Out Responsible Development of Renewable Energy on Public Lands

2/11/2013 // By Justin Allegro

  Today, a bipartisan group of Western representatives and senators introduced the Public Lands and Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013. I am feeling giddy. Let me tell you why. Growing up on the East Coast, our town playground and […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 8, 2013

2/8/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF Interior Nominee a Strong Voice for America’s Great Outdoors February 06-President Barack Obama will nominate Sally Jewell, chief […] Read more >

Will New Interior Secretary Put Conservation On Equal Ground with Energy?

2/7/2013 // By Bentley Johnson

  On Wednesday, President Barack Obama nominated Sally Jewell, CEO for the outdoor outfitter REI, as successor to Ken Salazar as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Conservation groups, senators and Western energy producers alike praised the selection […] Read more >