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Bison grazing on the Fort Peck Reservation. Ted Wood/The Story Group

Kill the Bad Bills, Not the Buffalo: UPDATED

4/17/2013 // By Garrit Voggesser

Last March marked a historic step forward in restoring wild bison to the American prairies when more than 60 bison from Yellowstone National Park were released on the Fort Peck Reservation in eastern Montana. Tribal members from Fort Peck and Fort […] Read more >

The Wolverines Make a Comeback in Colorado

4/1/2013 // By Sarah Pizzo

I was born and raised in the Colorado Rockies, where I roamed the wild, open space around my childhood home. I woke many dawns to the trumpet-like calls of rutting elk or the chattering of angry squirrels. I spent many […] Read more >

Río Grande del Norte National Monument in Northern New Mexico. BLM photo.

A Shining Jewel: El Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

3/25/2013 // By John W. Gale

Hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts are celebrating the designation of America’s newest national monument – the 240,000-acre El Rio Grande del Norte in northern New Mexico. The ink is still fresh on President Obama’s declaration, but the widespread community and […] Read more >

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 >