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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.

Add Wildlife To Your Holiday Wish List

As the weather turns cold and you begin to ponder your Christmas wish list, don’t forget to add something to help out wildlife. While Santa may have a few more …

Echo Lake in Colorado

Public Lands, Water and Wildlife Package Will Help Protect America’s Natural Resources

From the mountain lions in the Organ Mountains of New Mexico, to lake sturgeon in the Great Lakes, to the barred owl of the Alabama Black Belt Heritage Area–a package …

Let’s Move! Tackling Childhood Obesity With the Great Outdoors

First Lady Michelle Obama this week released an action plan called Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation. The new report provides a national road map of solutions to tackle this health issue.

Congress Gives Interior Programs a Treat

Yesterday, Congress handed out a giant treat to agencies charged with protecting and managing our nation’s wildlife and natural resources. The House and Senate have approved a $32.2 billion Interior …

Report: Climate Change Is Greatest Threat Ever To U.S. National Parks

In a recently released report, our colleagues at the Natural Resources Defense Council have identified how great a threat global warming poses to U.S. national parks. U.S. Today Science Fair reports: The …

Room to Roam: Protecting Public Lands Near and Far

Last weekend, thousands of volunteers from coast to coast took part in National Public Lands Day. Four signature sites of this year’s celebration were the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC; …

Your National Parks

Ken Burns’ 12-hour series on National Parks is turning a lot of attention towards America’s treasured wilderness and natural wonders. From Mount Rainier to the Everglades, our national parks exist …

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