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Although they’re typically elusive creatures, bobcats like this young cub have been spotted along the refuge’s trails.

Losing a National Treasure

The Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a prime example of what the northern Everglades once looked like – an intricate mosaic of wet prairies, sawgrass, sloughs, tree …

Yellowstone grizzlies have made a dramatic comeback. Now what? Photo by James Anderson, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Fight Over Yellowstone Grizzlies

A generation ago, Yellowstone grizzlies seemed on a path toward extinction, with the number of bears in and around the park estimated at fewer than 200 and declining. Today, with …

Sandhill cranes in the Baca National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Kate Miyamoto, USFWS

Birthday Gift Ideas for the National Wildlife Refuge System!

Here are a few ideas: Better fund the refuges Our public lands include more than 560 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts covering more than 150 million acres …

Pronghorn are one of many species dependent on sagebrush lands. Photo: Judith Kohler

Westerners Speak Out for Sage-grouse, Sagebrush Steppe

The ground-dwelling bird, not found anywhere else in the world, is a signature species of the ruggedly stunning sagebrush country. But, as sportsmen and women and other outdoor enthusiasts will tell you, …

Red wolf.  Photo by Curtis Carley, USFWS.

Landowners Needed to Save the Red Wolf

Monarch Butterfly

Six Ways to Save Monarchs

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Obama’s Arctic Proposal Would Protect Arctic Foxes

Burrowing owl by Sarah Chah at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge in California.

12 Photos of Animals That Remind Us to Appreciate National Wildlife Refuges

I try to remember my camera when I go explore a National Wildlife Refuge, because they never disappoint. There’s an extensive list of species that depend on these lands for survival, …

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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 …

Photo: USFWS

Saving Red Wolves with Amazing Foster Den Families

After disappearing from the wild and being carefully reintroduced and conserved, only 90-100 endangered red wolves live in the wild in the entire world. They now make their homes in the …

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