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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 …

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Wildlife Funding Diverted to Fight Wildfires

Just last month, fire crews rescued a group of wolf pups from the almost 200,000 acre Funny River Fire in Alaska. Firefighters found the puppies in the blaze after hearing them yipping, and …

Extreme weather in Colorado has included the 2013 flood unleashed by record rainfall. NWF Photo/Kamla Sullivan

U.S. Senator, Scientists Sound Warning on Climate Change

We know that no place will escape climate change, but sometimes it feels like Colorado is experiencing all the consequences of a warming world at once. Last year, our wildfire …

Workers installing rooftop solar panels. US National Forest Service photo by Alex Snyder.

Latest Climate Report Confirms We Have a Climate Problem —…

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How Much of Yosemite Will Burn in a Fire Fueled…

Dean Peak Wildfire, Arizona (Bureau of Land Management/Herberta Schroeder)

Deadly Wildfires Permanently Changing Arizona’s Desert Forest Wildlife Habitats?

Wildfires, driven by record heat and drought, are the face of climate change in the Southwest. Photo by Judith Kohler.

Wildfire May Wipe Out Town: The Face of Climate Change in the Southwest

The drought-driven wildfires rage on in Colorado. About a week after Colorado’s most destructive wildfire killed two people and destroyed at least 500 homes, a 29,000-acre — and growing — blaze …

If the Keystone XL pipeline is constructed and tar sands development continues unchecked, some herds of Woodland Caribou could disappear in as little as 30 years. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The Good and the Bad in the Senate Budget

On Friday, after 14 hours of a Senate procedure called — really — vote-a-rama, the Senate passed the budget resolution proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray last week. Over …

Black bears across the country are going hungry as extreme heat and drought decrease their food supply.

Over 160,000 Want Climate on the Presidential Debate Agenda

Thanks to the support of wildlife advocates, yesterday National Wildlife Federation delivered over 160,000 petition signatures to Jim Leher of PBS NewsHour. The petitions, signed by supporters of the National …

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