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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

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 …

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

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 …

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Hunters Should Be Ticked Off

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 …

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The Economics of Public Lands

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 …

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

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 …

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Supporters far Outnumber Opponents at EPA Clean Power Plan Hearings

Today concludes an exciting four days of public hearings in Denver, D.C., Atlanta and Pittsburgh on EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The hearings included two full days of testimony, rallies, press …

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Weekly News Roundup: California Mountain Lions are Winning and more

The pursuit of a new wildlife crossing in Los Angeles is in the works thanks to the combined effort of the National Wildlife Federation, California Department of Transportation and our …

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HUNT Act Would Open Locked Public Lands

Recreating outdoors—whether you fish, hunt, hike, camp, or all of the above—is not only a ton of fun, it’s also good for you. There is considerable evidence the exercise involved …

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National Forests Support Recreation Economy

Every year, over 160 million visitors head to our National Forests and Grasslands. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts contribute more to the economy than anything else the U.S. Forest Service does—more even than …

Bill Dvorak, in the green shirt to the left, took Sen. Mark Udall, front right, on a river trip through Browns Canyon over the Fourth of July holiday. Photo by Luke Dvorak

Coloradans Want Browns Canyon to be the Next National Monument

For Bill Dvorak, permanent protection for southern Colorado’s Browns Canyon has been a long time coming. Dvorak is the National Wildlife Federation’s public lands organizer in Colorado He’s also one of …

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