Rocky Mountain

NWF’s Rocky Mountain Regional Center works to restore wild bison to grassland ecosystems, protect local wildlife species like the greater sage grouse and bighorn sheep, defend America’s public lands, and connect kids with nature.

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Centering Community in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, located just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is recognized as the first urban national wildlife refuge in the Southwest. Managed by the U.S. … Read more

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ECHO Elevates the Field at Local and National Conferences

Professional conferences provide a platform for like-minded organizations and professionals to come together to advance communication and collaboration around shared priorities that help shape the future of any given field. … Read more

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Two Decades, 1.6 Million Acres: West Fork Grazing Permit Agreement Showcases Opportunity to Support At-Risk Wildlife

This month, in tandem with the 20th anniversary of its highly successful and innovative program resolving conflicts between livestock and at-risk wildlife, the National Wildlife Federation announced the addition of … Read more

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Conserving Nevada’s Migration Corridors

Ungulate obligates. Try saying that three times fast. The only native deer species in Nevada, mule deer are migratory sagebrush obligates, meaning they are dependent on sagebrush habitat for their … Read more

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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

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Bears Ears National Monument: Of Spirit and Nature

Bears Ears National Monument is a place where Native American culture intertwines with the high desert of the Grand Gulch Plateau in southeastern Utah. Hiking through this expansive landscape, with … Read more

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Thank you, President Biden, for Restoring Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

As we crested the final rise of Boulder Mountain, my heart began to race. We were almost there. I pulled my truck into the viewpoint turnout and excitedly yelled at … Read more

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How Rural Electric Cooperatives Power Local Climate Action

A great way to start taking climate action is to learn more. Our partner, HECHO, hosted a conversation that you can watch now to learn from two experts who will … Read more

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Adopt a Wildlife Acre, Grow the Herd

The Reintroduction of Bighorn Sheep Bighorn sheep are an iconic species that historically inhabited a broad range of the western mountainous regions of North American, stretching from southern Canada to … Read more

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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

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