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Greater sage grouse. Photo by Stephen Ting, USFWS

Act Now to Protect the Greater Sage Grouse

6/25/2015 // By Aaron Kindle

The sagelands out West have taken on increasing importance in recent years, especially for sportsmen and women. We travel and enjoy these lands in a variety of ways from interacting with wildlife to spending time with our families. Yet these areas are also …

Fisherman with his catch of the day. Photo by Lew Carpenter

Gulf Restoration and the 2015 Sportsmen’s Act

6/1/2015 // By Lew Carpenter

Sportsmen should be concerned at the rapid decline of the Mississippi River Delta wetlands ecosystem. The Mississippi River Delta feeds both the waterfowl that we hunt and the fish we chase. There is no place like it for the American sportsman and …

New Mexicans worked for years to see the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks named a national monument. Image: Patrick J. Alexander

National monuments matter to Americans — Preserve the Antiquities Act

1/27/2015 // By Judith Kohler

Top-down or grassroots — it’s all a matter of perspective. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho has introduced a bill, S. 228, to block presidents from establishing national monuments. In a news release, Crapo criticized “top-down national monument designations” as potentially harmful to …

The Roan Plateau provides important habitat for mule deer and several other species. Photo by John Gale

NWF Helps Score Win for Colorado Wildlife Haven

11/24/2014 // By Judith Kohler

As drilling geared up in the Rockies in the early 2000s, a rallying cry among people worried about the natural gas boom’s effects in Colorado was “Save the Roan!” The “Roan” is the Roan Plateau, a massive, hulking presence in …

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Pass the Proposal to Protect Clean Water

11/10/2014 // By Maggie Yancey

Arkansas residents have already come extremely close to losing one of their most beloved and keystone animals, the black bear. Arkansas was once unofficially known as “The Bear State,” but black bear populations reached a point of near extinction after …

Brook Trout and other cold water game fish are vulnerable to a warming climate (credit: USFWS)

325 Sporting Groups Support EPA’s Clean Power Plan

10/17/2014 // By Jenny Rowland

Sportsmen and women know that the wildlife they most cherish are feeling the impacts of climate change and can’t wait for solutions to the climate crisis. That’s why this week 325 national, state, and local sporting organizations and businesses signed …

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Don’t Call it a Man’s World: Women Can Fish Every Bit as Well as Men

8/21/2014 // By Russell Bassett

When it comes to fishing, the lyrics to the James Brown hit song that “this is a man’s world” has historically been pretty accurate. With several notable exceptions, fishing was primarily the passion of males … but that was then …

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Hunters Should Be Ticked Off

8/19/2014 // By Russell Bassett

The National Wildlife Federation recently released the report Ticked Off: America’s Outdoor Experience and Climate Change that examines how a warming world negatively affects outdoor recreation by increasing the pests that put a damper on and add danger to outdoor experiences. …

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The Economics of Public Lands

8/18/2014 // By Frank Sturges

The over 640 million acres of federal public land benefit wildlife, recreation enthusiasts, and local residents every single day. They provide wildlife habitat, drinking water, and opportunities to challenge ourselves in the outdoors. Despite these many values, some state legislatures …

Fish kills, like this one in Illinois' Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, can result from hypoxia, or oxygen depletion, a common cause of which is algal blooms.  NOAA photo

For the Love of Fish: The Problems of Blooming Algae and Mass Death at Sea

8/11/2014 // By Russell Bassett

The current blue-green algal bloom in Lake Erie that forced the city of Toledo to not have drinking water for several days and the massive red-tide algal bloom off Florida’s Coast that has already killed thousands of marine animals has put a much-needed …

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