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Explore Public Lands In Any Season

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

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Follow the Fall Foliage

As always, a camping trip offers a great chance to spot wildlife, including some that may be preparing for winter as you’re out and about this fall. I’ve created a list of …

Public lands in and around the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge are mind-boggling vast. Photo by Steve Woodruff

Exploring the Vast Montana Prairie

It isn’t easy to describe the immensity of the prairie in north-central Montana, where the National Wildlife Federation is working to restore America’s largest, wildest herd of bison. I can’t …

Wildlife like moose live in the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Photo by ©Mark Picard

Our Nation’s Newest National Monument

The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, our newest national monument, offers ample benefits and opportunities for wildlife to live and people to visit. The area provides habitat for moose, …

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Can You Identify Your Nocturnal Neighbors?

Test your wildlife identification skills by guessing these night dwellers by their eyes:   Pledge to camp as part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout and see what nocturnal wildlife you can …

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Encouraging Navy Sailors to Camp

Navy Community Recreation’s mission is to deliver Community Recreation services in the most effective way possible by developing lifelong leisure skills and socialization activities and creating active lifestyles for sailors …

Debbie and Steve's backcountry campsite in the Eagletails. Photo by Debbie Anderson/ NWF

Useful Advice for Backcountry Campers

To get a better idea of what this is like, I asked a couple of experienced campers, Debbie Anderson and Steve LaRue, to share their insights about backcountry camping. They have camped …

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5 Reasons Why Camping Makes You Happy

Here are a few reasons why camping makes us happy: Camping is a great way to bond and spend quality time with friends and family. You can connect with each …

Take some wild shots with these expert tips!

10 Tips To Improve Your Wildlife Photography

To build off this month’s Ranger Rick magazine article, “6 Tips for Wild Pics” by Clay Bolt, here are more expert tips from our professional photographer, Kristen Ferriere: Try photographing during the …

This spectacular new species was discovered in March 1991 on a vertical cliff in Kalalau Valley, Kaua‘i by NTBG botanist Ken Wood.  Listed by IUCN as one of the top 100 threatened species in the world it is now considered extinct due to the impact of feral goats emphasizing how critical conservation programs are in Hawai‘i. The survival of Hawai‘i’s native birds and wildlife is inseparable from the survival of the plants upon which they depend on.  Photo courtesy of National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Help Define a Sustainable Future for All

This is happening on our watch: so what are we doing about it? A whole lot, but not enough and not nearly fast enough. Our window of opportunity is closing, …

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