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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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,” …

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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 …

Charting a Path to an Environmental Justice Future in Western…

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

Over the past three-and-a-half years, the Trump administration has prioritized oil and gas development over all other uses of America’s public lands.  Anglers, hikers, bird watchers, and sportsmen have widely …

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

March 2020 marked a somber anniversary. Three years ago, the Trump administration announced its so-called “energy dominance” doctrine, which, as the name implies has put energy development as the priority …

Stories Intertwined: How Bison Create a Network of Healing

The history between Native Americans and buffalo is not a story that everyone knows, but our histories are intricately intertwined–and that story should be shared with all Americans. We are …

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