Jacob Byk

A Path to Conservation

Wind was whipping—blowing snow into our faces as we trudged the stair-master into the sky. The sensation of being hot and cold simultaneously was overwhelming. The gusting gale was enough … Read more

5 Reasons We Must Keep Roads Out of Our Last Wild Lands

There are some places in the United States that are too special to be carved up by roads. These are wild, untamed swaths of public lands where birds can fly, … Read more

“We want to tell our own stories”: Public Lands and Indigenous Histories

For National Public Lands Day, the National Wildlife Federation talked to Len Necefer, a member of the Navajo Nation who founded NativesOutdoors, an outdoor gear company that works with indigenous … Read more

5 Incredible Species Helped by the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Often called America’s most successful conservation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) — at no cost to taxpayers — expands and supports parks, forests, wildlife refuges, seashores, rivers, … Read more