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Teaming With Wildlife Fights for Wildlife Conservation Funding

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to be part of an eloquently chaotic event known as a fly-in, compounded by the ‘snowquester,’ an unfortunate combination of a major snowstorm …

Native American Heritage Month: Celebrating Tribal Victories in Conservation

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to honor the rich and diverse ancestry, traditions and cultures of Native Americans and to recognize the accomplishments of the peoples who …

Lone Yellowstone Bison

Restoring Buffalo to their Home on the Range

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 …

Will Candidates Stand Up for Tribal Rights in Keystone Scheme?

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 …

Chimney Rock, America’s New National Monument

Chimney Rock, one of America’s unique natural wonders, received a special designation today from President Obama—it is our nation’s newest National Monument. Native Americans, conservationists, preservationists, and local business owners are …

Yellowstone bison return to Fort Peck Reservation in Montana

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

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 …

Sign on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation - Respect our homeland

Northern Cheyenne Tribe at a Crossroads: To Develop Coal or Not?

On Sunday, over 100 people assembled for a Way of Life Gathering (Hestana Vestotse) in Lame Deer, Montana. Yellow Bird, a Northern Cheyenne non-profit group and Sierra Club, organized the event with …

Bison Get More Room to Roam on Fort Peck

This March, the National Wildlife Federation, our tribal partners and other wildlife advocates achieved a tremendous conservation victory when 61 wild Yellowstone bison that had spent years in quarantine right …

Protecting the cultural and historic values of the Powder River Basin

  Yesterday, in the beautiful Rosebud valley in southeastern Montana, hundreds gathered to celebrate and honor an important and sacred place, Deer Medicine Rocks, as a National Historic Landmark. Northern …

Bison released at Fort Peck, MT

Amazing Photos and Video of the Return of Wild Bison to Tribal Lands

More than a century after they disappeared, wild bison once again roam Montana’s Northern Great Plains. On March 19, 2012, more than 60 bison were loaded onto trucks near Yellowstone …

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