Yep, There’s Something in the Water

 The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was created to ensure protection of the public’s drinking water supply. BUT, not all processes that introduce pollutants into water are being supervised right …

Standing Up for the Roan Plateau

In a recent Men’s Journal article, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar described the Roan Plateau in Colorado as “one of those treasured landscapes of America,” and “a place …

Annual List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act Released

Last week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services released their yearly assessment of plants and animals that are candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The good news is …

Help Whet Kids’ Appetite for Watershed Conservation

When students in my suburban hometown entered seventh grade, we took a trip to explore the ecosystem of the Fox River — the tributary that divided our town in half. …

Mining Around a “Grand” American Treasure

The development of uranium mining around the Grand Canyon has been a tug of war between mining companies, local residents and government agencies. While visitors to the Grand Canyon area …

Room to Roam: Protecting Public Lands Near and Far

Last weekend, thousands of volunteers from coast to coast took part in National Public Lands Day. Four signature sites of this year’s celebration were the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC; …

Little Green Thumbs: Gardening with MLK Jr. Elementary

Would you rather stay in the office on a Friday or join a fun bunch of elementary school students in planting flowers? The choice was easy for me! As part …

This Labor Day Weekend, “Snap” Your Public Lands

Labor Day weekend might mean the end of summer days, but it’s still a great excuse to spend some quality time outdoors. Even if you can only spare a few …

Use Your Lens to Address Climate Change

NWF’s new “The Faces of Climate Change” photo contest is a great opportunity for you to show how you see climate change in your everyday life! Here’s a chance for …

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