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.

Creative Solutions Protect Southwest Colorado’s Bighorn Sheep

High in the San Juan range of Southwestern Colorado are some of the highest mountains in the United States including a number of peaks that top 14,000 feet, or “14ers,” …

Sage grouse flying across a clear blue background

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 …

Charting a Path to an Environmental Justice Future in Western States

The West is a place of contrasts. Vast, wild open spaces situated next to densely populated cities, complemented by Native lands like the Navajo Nation and many more. These elements …

Native leopard frogs and other wildlife are drawn to new pools in restored prairie streams.

Re-watering the Prairie

Traversing dirt roads in Montana’s undulating prairie landscape on a hot summer day is an exercise in avoiding deep ruts, while watching the horizon for oncoming thunderstorms that might strand …

Noncompetitive Leasing is Bad for Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, and Taxpayers

“Energy Dominance”: Three Years of a Disastrous Policy for Wildlife…

Stories Intertwined: How Bison Create a Network of Healing

5 Wildlife Wins Delivered by the National Environmental Policy Act

Whether it’s protecting mule deer in Colorado, moose in Montana, elk in Wyoming, salmon in California or blue herons in Michigan, a law that was signed by President Richard Nixon …

‘Nearby Nature’ is a Human Right

Cities are increasingly acknowledging the need to incorporate nature and green space into their urban planning while balancing new development. This increases livability for city residents, in addition to benefiting …

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 …

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