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The Roan Plateau is habitat for some of the country's largest mule deer herds. Image: John Gale

Energy Leases Canceled in Wildlife Habitat

The Interior Department has signed off on two decisions cancelling oil and gas leases on fish and wildlife habitat covering more than 70,000 acres. The areas affected — the Roan …

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NWF to HOP to Remaking Children’s Outdoor Play

Recent research shows that young children who play outdoors in spaces that are specifically designed for 0-5 year olds actually garner more developmental benefits: They engage in 22% more physical …

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Engaging All Americans in Conservation

A survey of national park visitors in 2008-2009 commissioned by the National Park Service found that just over 20% of park visitors were minorities, yet minorities make up nearly 40% …

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‘Pedal to the metal’ to save the Greater Sage-Grouse

On Sept. 22, 2015, with the Front Range of the Rockies as a backdrop, Secretary Jewell announced the greater sage-grouse didn’t have to be placed on the endangered species list, thanks …

Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Abby Barber/ NWF

Bringing Tribes Back to National Parks

A male greater sage-grouse struts his stuff to attract the females. Photo by Greg Bergquist, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Congress, Leave the Strutting to Sage-Grouse

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Rockies Honors Conservation Champion

Colorado River. Photo by Garrit Voggesser

Tribes Celebrate Vision for Protecting the Colorado River

“The Colorado River is sacred, water is life, the peoples are the keepers of the River, and we take full responsibility to care for the River.” So begins the vision …

Sandhill cranes in the Baca National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Kate Miyamoto, USFWS

Birthday Gift Ideas for the National Wildlife Refuge System!

Here are a few ideas: Better fund the refuges Our public lands include more than 560 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts covering more than 150 million acres …

Pronghorn are one of many species dependent on sagebrush lands. Photo: Judith Kohler

Westerners Speak Out for Sage-grouse, Sagebrush Steppe

The ground-dwelling bird, not found anywhere else in the world, is a signature species of the ruggedly stunning sagebrush country. But, as sportsmen and women and other outdoor enthusiasts will tell you, …

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