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A seep of oil-like substances adjacent to a western Colorado natural gas plant is just 60 feet from a creek that flows into the Colorado River (pictured). Photo by Judith Kohler

Water and Wildlife Shouldn’t Mix with Oil and Gas

3/21/2013 // By Judith Kohler

“It’s possible we may have dodged a bullet this time, but this should be seen as a wake-up call.” That’s the reaction of National Wildlife Federation attorney Michael Saul to an ongoing, underground leak of what’s variously been described as […] Read more >

Flickr:USFWS/Rocky Mountain-Prairie Region. The black-footed ferret is one of North America's rarest species.

Black-footed Ferrets — Will They be the Comeback Kits?

3/7/2013 // By Judith Kohler

The black-footed ferret has gone from near oblivion to the brink of recovery in about three decades. The lithe, little weasel with the bandit-like mask was thought to be extinct until a ranch dog named Shep carried a dead ferret to […] Read more >

Volunteers with the Colorado Wildlife Federation remove buckthorn, an invasive species. NWF photo courtesy John Gale.

Students and Conservation Groups Forging Partnerships for Wildlife

1/16/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest blog post by Ashley Rust and John Gale. Great opportunities abound to become involved in important, local on-the-ground wildlife habitat projects. Meaningful project options in most areas are right in front of us—from stream restoration to noxious weed removal to […] Read more >

Drought in the Rockies, Plains Taking Toll on Fish and Wildlife

12/11/2012 // By Judith Kohler

  The drought persists in the Rocky Mountain West and it’s not just the ski slopes that look rough. Fish and wildlife are feeling the effects: Sagebrush and other plants that pronghorns and mule deer depend on in the winter […] Read more >

Rio Grande Wilid Turkey puffing out his feathers. U.S. FWS photo by Robert Burton.

Let’s Talk Turkey: The History of a Wild Icon in America

11/19/2012 // By Sterling Miller

The turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is one of wildlife conservation’s greatest success stories. Unlike the accomplishment of cooking up a delicious stuffed turkey for Thanksgiving, this success story is about wild turkey. In the early 19th Century the wild turkey was reduced […] Read more >

Lone Yellowstone Bison

Restoring Buffalo to their Home on the Range

10/19/2012 // By Sarah Pizzo

Yesterday, I drove a thousand miles across the Great Plains and saw not a single buffalo. I did see domestic cows and sheep, coal-fired power plants and wind farms, miles of power lines and fences. I saw immense open prairie; […] Read more >

Will Candidates Stand Up for Tribal Rights in Keystone Scheme?

10/3/2012 // By Myra Wilensky

On the day before the first 2012 Presidential debate to be held in Denver, Colorado, tribal members traveled to Denver to hold a press conference to bring attention to Native Voices who oppose the proposed Keystone XL pipeline which will […] Read more >

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Fall Elk Viewing on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

10/2/2012 // By Kit Fischer

September marks the time of year when lush river bottoms along the Missouri River in north-central Montana are transformed into their annual splendor. In the late afternoon hours on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (CMR), golden light hits […] Read more >

Burning Concern: Drought-Driven Wildfires Generating Pollution

9/19/2012 // By Judith Kohler

This summer, the foothills and mountain peaks that form Colorado’s Front Range have been nearly invisible at times because of thick haze from wildfires in the state and across the region. The view to the west from Boulder and the […] Read more >

Yellowstone bison return to Fort Peck Reservation in Montana

Wind River Tribes Unite to Return Yellowstone Bison to Their Native Homeland

9/14/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Jason Baldes, a member of NWF’s Tribal Lands Advisory Council.  This week, a huge step was taken in the decades-long effort to restore Yellowstone bison to tribal lands. On the heels of the recent […] Read more >