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Wildfire Season in Full Swing

7/18/2014 // By Frank Sturges

Wildfire season is in full swing and states across the West are starting to feel the burn. From the over 20,000 acre Mills Canyon fire in Washington to a wildfire in a remote Wilderness Area in the Sequoia National Forest in California, sparks are […] Read more >

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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month

6/1/2012 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

It’s an election year, and you know what that means: Republican and Democrats have a hard time agreeing on much of anything. Thankfully, enjoying the Great Outdoors is an exception to that rule.  Today is the start of Great Outdoors […] Read more >

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep In Jeopardy

12/9/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

Every summer I travel to my grandparents cabin on Wild Horse Islandon Flathead Lake near Missoula, Montana.  My grandparents purchased their property back in the 1970s (and have the burnt orange shag to prove it), but since then the Island […] Read more >

Smoket the Bear on the job...but not for long, if some members of Congress get their way (Wikimedia Commons)

Only Congress Can Prevent Smokey Bear’s Death by Budget Cuts

12/1/2011 // By Max Greenberg

You read that title right. Smokey (along with Woodsy Owl) is part of the U.S. Forest Service’s suite of programs aimed at advancing conservation education among American students and the public at large. This week, that’s being targeted for elimination as […] Read more >

No Fracking Way: Protecting Our Public Lands, Wild Places and Wildlife

9/21/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Great Outdoors America Week is September 19 -22 this year, but every day is an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of our public lands, wild places and wildlife. George Washington National Forest, which stretches from Virginia to West Virginia, is […] Read more >

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Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

4/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a bike or in a soccer goal. The sweeping disconnect with […] Read more >

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Victory for Bighorn Sheep

3/3/2011 // By NWF

National Wildlife Federation’s continuing efforts to protect bighorn sheep have scored a major victory. Read more >

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Help Halt Drilling on Crucial Moose Habitat

1/21/2011 // By Megan Blevins

If you’ve never had the chance to venture out west to Yellowstone National Park, let me describe a scene for you: mountains covered by lodgepole pines, a place where rivers cut deep canyons across the land and quiet mornings interrupted […] Read more >