Mary Jo Brooks

A mule deer (brown with white fur in its ear) looks backwards towards the camera in a snowy landscape.

New Public Lands Rule to Benefit Mule Deer & More

The federal Bureau of Land Management stewards 245 million acres of public land that provide habitat for 3,000 wildlife species and more than 300 threatened or endangered wildlife and plant … Read more

An owl (squat and brown with white and tan spots) perches on a rock.

New Oil & Gas Rule Will Benefit Wildlife on Public Lands

Wildlife – from majestic elk to small burrowing owls – depend on our public lands and waters for their survival. Elk use large intact landscapes and migration pathways to access … Read more

A group of hoofed, horned animals are grazing in a pasture.

The State of the Public Lands: Five Issues to Watch in the Coming Year

When President Biden goes before Congress to deliver the annual State of the Union address, he’s expected to talk about the overall successes Congress and his administration have had in … Read more

Indigenous Leaders Call on Canadian and U.S. Governments to Reform Mining in British Columbia

Indigenous leaders from the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canada flew to Washington, D.C. in early December to meet with Biden Administration officials, members of Congress, and representatives from the Canadian … Read more

Aerial view of Teck mining activity in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.

Q & A: An Interview with Erin Sexton

The National Wildlife Federation recently sponsored EcoFlights over the transboundary watersheds of British Columbia, Montana and Washington to give reporters and stakeholders a bird’s-eye view of the threats that British … Read more

How the Build Back Better Act Will Benefit Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, American Taxpayers

For far too long, an antiquated oil and gas leasing system has undermined wildlife conservation, hampered outdoor recreation opportunities, and short-changed American taxpayers. A recently-released report from the Department of … Read more

pronghorns in cheatgrass

Cheatgrass Threatens Wildlife, Western Lands, and Rural Communities

Invading Americas grasslands Although it has never been cast as the villain in any of the great Westerns produced in Hollywood, Bromus tectorum — commonly known as cheatgrass — is … Read more

bighorn sheep

The Importance of Federal Land Management for Western Wildlife

Western wildlife, such as elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn—even pygmy rabbits, depend on healthy public lands for food, shelter, mating, and survival. When these lands are mismanaged or degraded, wildlife populations … Read more

bald eagle

The Leaders We Need to Address the Wildlife Crisis and the Climate Crisis are Here

Our wildlife and lands face unprecedented challenges from the effects of climate change, toxic pollutants flowing into our air and water, energy development, mismanagement of natural resources, and worsening natural … Read more

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A primer on the federal oil and gas leasing pause

Our public lands are critical for wildlife habitat, for delivering clean air and clean water, and for our growing outdoor economy. Oil and gas companies have had an outsized influence … Read more

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