public lands

Secretaries Duncan and Salazar Team Up for Outdoor STEM Education on Public Lands

Earlier this month I had the honor of participating in the White House Conference on Conservation, where leaders from all 50 states convened for an update on and discussion about the …

Study: Conservation Corps Service Builds Leadership and Teamwork Skills

With the release of a report from Texas A&M University and the Public Lands Service Coalition, it comes as no surprise that serving in conservation corps could be a critical …

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Alaska Well Blowout Still Out of Control While Congress Wants to Drill in Polar Bear Country

Breaking news reports are coming in that an exploratory oil and gas well on Alaska’s North Slope has triggered a blowout that is still out of control. Meanwhile, Congress is …

3 Reasons Why Secretary Salazar Should Get Kudos for Protecting the Grand Canyon

As one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World,” the Grand Canyon is probably the most famous natural place in the United States. Thanks to a recent decision by …

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep In Jeopardy

Every summer I travel to my grandparents cabin on Wild Horse Islandon Flathead Lake near Missoula, Montana.  My grandparents purchased their property back in the 1970s (and have the burnt …

Weekly News Roundup – November 10, 2011

The roundup is out a day early this week on account of the federal holiday tomorrow. Enjoy! Keystone XL Do-Over Likely a Lethal Blow November 10 – The Obama Administration …

June - Great Outdoors Month

Has Your Governor Submitted a Great Outdoors Month Proclamation?

America’s extensive and diverse outdoor spaces are a source of great national pride, and we have long strived to protect them for future generations. Great Outdoors Month highlights the benefits …

forest service

Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a …

The Grand Canyon is one of 58 parks that could close if the government shuts down.

A Nightmare or a Dream Come True: Which Will Congress Choose for America?

Rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is a trip few Americans ever get to make. Unless you have the money to pay for a commercial trip, which …

Victory for Bighorn Sheep

National Wildlife Federation’s continuing efforts to protect bighorn sheep have scored a major victory.

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