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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

10/13/2014 // By Dani Tinker

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, and if you’re lucky, you might see some of them. […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: President Obama is on a roll and more!

10/10/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Shortly after broadening the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument, President Obama has used his legal authority once again to create a new national monument! The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument was made official today, thanks to the support of […] Read more >

Hiking in the Swan range, looking out over the Mission Mountains wilderness. Photo credit: Hayley Newman

My Public Lands Story

10/3/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman On September 27th, thousands of people from across the country celebrated National Public Lands Day. In Montana, public lands enthusiasts joined rallies, volunteered on various public lands improvement projects, and took advantage of free access […] Read more >

Monarch Butterfly by Bernadette Banville

The Goldenrod Allergy Myth

9/26/2014 // By Kelly Senser

Goldenrod blooms are an autumn delight—both for human admirers and wildlife visitors. I can’t help but smile when I see the sunny blossoms, teeming with pollinators. That’s what makes hearing the native plants (Solidago spp.) regarded as the main cause […] Read more >

Lupine and other wildflowers, North Cascades National Park

Weekly News Roundup: National Public Lands Day is almost here!

9/26/2014 // By Linda Argueta

This Saturday marks National Public Lands Day! As the largest volunteer day for America’s public lands, this day does what we at the National Wildlife Federation love to do: Connect Americans with nature. If you have not already done so, […] Read more >

Marmot taken at Mt. Rainier National Park by Sarah Parslow.

Roll Up Your Sleeves for America’s Lands

9/25/2014 // By Emily Lande

This Saturday, folks across the country will be celebrating National Public Lands Day by taking to the streets (and by streets, I mean forests, trails, mountains, lakes, streams, and rivers) to revel in America’s shared backyard. As the largest volunteer […] Read more >

Edna Lake in Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho

Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness

9/17/2014 // By Emily Lande

On September 3rd we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and this week, folks in DC are continuing that celebration in the only way we know how: by asking members of Congress to continue to […] Read more >

Autumn Leaves on Shilhowee Mountain

Why Leaves Fall from Trees in Autumn

9/5/2014 // By Roger Di Silvestro

French author Albert Camus tells us, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” And what opulent bouquets the leaves of autumn do create—whole mountainsides of dazzling color. But nature has a way of combining the sublime […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: Outdoor Enthusiasts are Ticked Off and More

8/22/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Climate change is threatening America’s outdoor culture, according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation. Ticked Off: America’s Outdoor Experience and Climate Change explains how manmade climate change has provided favorable conditions for many bothersome pests and plants, […] Read more >

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Don’t Call it a Man’s World: Women Can Fish Every Bit as Well as Men

8/21/2014 // By Russell Bassett

When it comes to fishing, the lyrics to the James Brown hit song that “this is a man’s world” has historically been pretty accurate. With several notable exceptions, fishing was primarily the passion of males … but that was then […] Read more >