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Sportsmen, especially those that duck hunt and fish, are a vitally important voice that must be engaged to enact the proposed Clean Water Act rule.  Photo by Steve Woodruff (NWF Staff)

Stand with Sportsmen and Conservationists for Clean Water

7/1/2014 // By Russell Bassett

Whether you’re an angler, hunter or wildlife viewer — or, perhaps like many of us, are all three — you understand the importance of watery habitats for wildlife.  These habitats not only include the obvious, such as larger rivers and […] Read more >

Ttrout are the indicator species of cold water stream health, and are expected to lose much of their habitat due to climate change. Photo by Fish Eye Guy (fisheyeguyphotograpy.com)

Senate Explores Climate Impacts to Sportsmen and Wildlife

6/3/2014 // By Mollie Simon

We already know that global warming is negatively impacting coastal fishing industries, big game species, and outdoor recreation. Every day, sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts across the country are coping with the effects of climate change. Today, the Senate Committee on […] Read more >

Chris Crosby plays a trout caught on Colorado's South Platte river May 20. Photo by Russell Bassett

Hunters and Anglers Can’t Afford to Double Down on Denial

6/2/2014 // By Russell Bassett

Hunters and anglers have been on the front lines of several major environmental policy battles over the years, including playing a major role in passing the Clean Air and Clean Water acts, eliminating acid rain, and establishing more public lands […] Read more >

Ttrout are the indicator species of cold water stream health, and are expected to lose much of their habitat due to climate change. Photo by Fish Eye Guy (fisheyeguyphotograpy.com)

Don’t Double Down on Denial: Part 2, Wildlife at Risk

5/27/2014 // By Russell Bassett

Several recent reports by the United Nations, U.S. government, retired U.S. military leaders, and Antarctic scientists detail the current and future realities of climate change … and those realities are staggering. They read like a precursor to an apocalypse, with […] Read more >

The Clean Water Act: Up Close and Personal

10/18/2012 // By Jeff Skelding

There’s an adage about the sport of fishing that suggests a person can pursue this national pastime for an entire lifetime and never come to the realization that catching fish has very little to do with what they actually seek. I […] Read more >

Ohio’s Steelhead and Walleye Left At Risk

6/4/2012 // By Marc Smith

Today, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill (press release) that fails to protect Lake Erie’s rivers and impairs our rights as hunters and anglers and the public’s use of waters within the Ohio Lake Erie Basin. (Marc Smith Testimony […] Read more >

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Bad Obama Ozone Decision May Spell Trouble for Wildlife

9/9/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The Obama Administration’s recent announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency will not strengthen the ozone or smog standard is of little consolation to parents who have to rush their asthmatic kids to the hospital emergency room on dirty air days […] Read more >

Irony: Record Daily Steelhead Counts At Bonneville Dam Due To Heat Wave

8/16/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The old daily record at the giant Dam on the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon was around, 14,000 steelhead trout.  So what is the new peak of 34,000 fish in a single day all about?  It seems that the fish […] Read more >

Dramatic Trout Rescue in New Mexico

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

This time when horsmen came to the rescue, it was to relocate trout. Associated Press reports: “As a lightning-sparked fire charred thousands of acres in southwestern New Mexico, biologists and firefighters used helicopters and trucks for an unusual evacuation. They […] Read more >

NWF Scientist Details Climate Change’s Threats to Chesapeake Bay

4/23/2008 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation’s Dr. Doug Inkley testified before the Virginia Commission on Climate Change yesterday, detailing the effects of warming temperatures and rising sea levels on fish and wildlife. Virginia’s trout and duck populations are particularly at risk. And […] Read more >