public lands

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…

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 …

Photo by Andrew Price

I Get UP! – In the Wilds of Michigan

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 …

Don’t Fence Us Out of Our Public Lands

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 …

Weekly News Roundup – March 15, 2013

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 …

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

A Budget Wildlife Can Live On

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 …

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

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 …

Weekly News Roundup – February 15, 2013

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 …

Bull Elk by Richard Watson

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

  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. …

Weekly News Roundup – February 8, 2013

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 …

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

  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 …

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