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Endangered Ferrets Find Refuge on Southern Colorado ranch

Biologists and ranchers Gary and Georgia Walker walked around their pasture, scouting the prairie dog burrows that dot the land. They were looking for the right spots to release their …

First Flooding, Now an Unnatural Disaster — the Shutdown — Plagues Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado communities are still assessing all the damage from September’s deadly flooding that destroyed or damaged tens of thousands of homes and wiped out roads and highways.  People in the …

Can We Prevent Bighorn Sheep from Contracting Pneumonia? With Your Help, Yes!

For bighorn sheep in Montana, communicable diseases—including pneumonia—are a huge problem. The diseases are highly contagious and often fatal, leading to slow and painful deaths. The situation is complicated because scientists …

National Public Lands Day Is a Chance to Honor a Great American Legacy

National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 28, is a great opportunity for those of us who enjoy the ability to hike, fish, hunt, and explore America’s great treasure of public …

UPDATED:Flood of `Biblical Proportions’ Leaves Behind Devastation, Pollution

There’s the devastation that we know has been unleashed by Colorado’s rains of  “of biblical proportions”—eight people presumed dead; about 1,500 homes destroyed and more than 17,000 damaged; and numerous roads …

Why Can’t Bison Roam on Public Lands?

Bison are public wildlife, but it’s confusing because some are also owned as private domestic animals.  The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, the model practiced to manage our nation’s …

Bison nuzzling calf

How to Help Give Bison More Room to Roam Free

Thanks to National Wildlife Federation members’ strong support of the Adopt a Wildlife Acre program, bison now have more room to roam without coming into conflict with domestic cattle. But there is …

Restoration of 34 Wild Bison to Tribal Lands Marks New Milestone

  Another homecoming, another important milestone in the quest to restore wild bison to tribal lands and their rightful place—the grasslands they once roamed by the millions. An enthusiastic crowd of …

Bears at the Back Door in Albuquerque

When it comes to living in the West, it’s all about water. When there isn’t any, we start to see problems: bigger and more frequent wildfires, fights over water rights, …

Fracking Bill could Take the ‘Public’ Out of Federal Lands

It’s about local control, say members of Congress who want the states, not the federal government, to regulate fracking on federal lands — those public lands that belong to all Americans. The House …

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