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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 >

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The Fiscal Cliff and Ohio

12/19/2012 // By Avelino Maestas

If you’ve been reading Wildlife Promise lately, you know that the impending fiscal cliff—which includes “sequestration,” a series of automatic budget cuts that will kick in starting in January unless Congress acts—could be pretty awful for wildlife (and people, too). These cuts […] Read more >

I catch a breather near Gunsight Pass in Glacier National Park

Drilling Impacts on Public Lands Missing from Presidential Debate

10/18/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

A spirited exchange at this week’s Presidential debate centered around energy development on public lands, specifically oil and gas drilling.  Per usual, fact checkers immediately began investigating the claims by both Governor Romney and President Obama. What was completely lost in the discussion […] Read more >

My daughter and I fishing on Rock Creek

What Would Presidential Candidates Do To Protect America’s Public Lands?

10/16/2012 // By Miles Grant

Mitt Romney has launched Sportsmen for Romney, following Barack Obama’s Sportsmen for Obama effort. But will either campaign speak directly to the concerns of America’s outdoor enthusiasts? I called Land Tawney, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior manager for sportsmen leadership based in […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – October 12, 2012

10/12/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Letter to Attorney General: Hold BP Accountable October 10 - Today the National Wildlife Federation called on Attorney General Eric […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – October 05, 2012

10/5/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: Reducing Keystone XL to a Sound Bite Distorts Facts October 3 - As surrogates for the presidential campaign candidates […] Read more >

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Chimney Rock, America’s New National Monument

9/21/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

Chimney Rock, one of America’s unique natural wonders, received a special designation today from President Obama—it is our nation’s newest National Monument. Native Americans, conservationists, preservationists, and local business owners are excited by this decision, and for good reason. By using […] Read more >

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Voters Across the Political Spectrum Agree: Kids Need to Get Outdoors

7/23/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

While Congress hasn’t agreed on much these days, those who elected them sure have.  A national poll of voters from a wide variety of regions, backgrounds and political leanings has indicated that 82 percent of the electorate, conservatives, liberals and […] Read more >

and be able to ignore 16 conservation and environmental laws which are essential in keeping habitat for animals within the 100-miles zones like bald eagles and brown bears safe.

Speak up to Protect Wildlife from Capitol Hill’s Top 4 Environmental Attacks this Week

6/19/2012 // By Rachel Pietron

Extra extra! Detroit River Catches on Fire… Thousands Extinct in the Everglades… No Public Access Allowed on Lake Champlain… Bogus headlines? For the moment yes but these hypothetical events move closer to reality this week with the legislative agendas of […] Read more >

More and more kids are using mobile devices. By 'digitizing the outdoors,' it may be possible to harness that trend and connect more people to nature. (flickr | gnta)

Digitizing the Outdoors: Can Gaming be the Gateway to Nature?

5/30/2012 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

Children today are spending alarming amounts of their time indoors and in front of screens—7.5 hours per day on electronic devices. Research suggests that ADHD and other behavioral issues are lessened when children spend time in the outdoors. Most notably, Richard […] Read more >