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Wind Lake, Boundary Waters

A Scout’s View: Why We Must Protect the Boundary Waters and its Wildlife

The water stays with you the longest. The lakes and rivers provide the routes to navigate through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and the crisp, cool, pristine waters simply …

badlands bison

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 …

rafts on forested river

National Forests Support Recreation Economy

Every year, over 160 million visitors head to our National Forests and Grasslands. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts contribute more to the economy than anything else the U.S. Forest Service does—more even than …

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Wildfire Season in Full Swing

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 …

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep In Jeopardy

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

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

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 …

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

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 …

Victory for Bighorn Sheep

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

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