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New Bill Lays Out Responsible Development of Renewable Energy on Public Lands

2/11/2013 // By Justin Allegro

  Today, a bipartisan group of Western representatives and senators introduced the Public Lands and Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013. I am feeling giddy. Let me tell you why. Growing up on the East Coast, our town playground and […] Read more >

Will New Interior Secretary Put Conservation On Equal Ground with Energy?

2/7/2013 // By Bentley Johnson

  On Wednesday, President Barack Obama nominated Sally Jewell, CEO for the outdoor outfitter REI, as successor to Ken Salazar as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Conservation groups, senators and Western energy producers alike praised the selection […] Read more >

Photo by Lew Carpenter

Sportsmen Train Their Sights on Most Challenging Prey of All: Climate Change

2/7/2013 // By Judith Kohler

No one needs to convince Todd Tanner that climate change is real. The outdoor writer, former big-game guide and lifelong hunter and angler who lives in Bigfork, Mont., knows about the science. He gets the connections between our energy use […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup-December 07, 2012

12/7/2012 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: 118 Sportsmen’s and Conservation Groups Urge Congress to Extend Wind Tax Credits December 04-Congress should extend critical tax incentives […] Read more >

How the Fiscal Cliff Will Hurt Hunting and Fishing

12/5/2012 // By Adeline Rolnick

This post is part of our series on the impacts of “sequestration”—a series of automatic budget cuts that will kick in starting in January unless Congress acts. These cuts will have a huge and devastating impact on conservation programs that […] Read more >

credit, Susanne Miller/USFWS

Will the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Make Public Land Disappear?

12/3/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

Will the looming ‘fiscal cliff’ lead to the disappearance and destruction of our public lands? It could if some Members of Congress have it their way. Last week, Rep. Rob Bishop (UT) and Rep. Steve Pearce (NM) sent a letter to Speaker of […] Read more >

I catch a breather near Gunsight Pass in Glacier National Park

Drilling Impacts on Public Lands Missing from Presidential Debate

10/18/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

A spirited exchange at this week’s Presidential debate centered around energy development on public lands, specifically oil and gas drilling.  Per usual, fact checkers immediately began investigating the claims by both Governor Romney and President Obama. What was completely lost in the discussion […] Read more >

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Visiting the Wild Western Arctic Reserve

10/18/2012 // By Guest Author

The following is a guest post from Larry Bartlett from Fairbanks, Alaska—he gives a firsthand account of  traveling in the Western Arctic Reserve (also known as the National Petroleum Reserve or NPR-A), the single largest unit of public land in the nation […] Read more >

My daughter and I fishing on Rock Creek

What Would Presidential Candidates Do To Protect America’s Public Lands?

10/16/2012 // By Miles Grant

Mitt Romney has launched Sportsmen for Romney, following Barack Obama’s Sportsmen for Obama effort. But will either campaign speak directly to the concerns of America’s outdoor enthusiasts? I called Land Tawney, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior manager for sportsmen leadership based in […] Read more >

America’s Hunters Ask: Where are Clean Water and Healthy Wetlands in the Election Discourse?

10/11/2012 // By Rachel Dawson

Tonight, Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden will engage in a primetime debate on foreign and domestic issues. We remain hopeful that among the many important topics raised tonight will be a discussion of the protection of America’s […] Read more >