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.

Buffalo Offer Unity and Healing

The birth of every buffalo calf on tribal land marks a cultural and spiritual victory that gives tribal members hope. As each calf struggles to stand and walk, the hearts … Read more

Saving the Land and Water Conservation Fund is about Saving Culture & a Way of Life

Being a sportsman and conservationist, I have seen firsthand the declining numbers of young hunters and anglers. I recognize the importance of getting younger generations into the field, passing down … Read more

Beavers, Water, and Fire—A New Formula for Success

In the arid western U.S., water is life. Wet areas—like streamsides, ponds, and meadows—comprise less than 2% of the landscape but are vitally important for wildlife. Unfortunately, nearly half of … Read more

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For the Future of Denver’s Parks, Natural Areas and Wildlife – Vote YES on 2A

When we think about nature and the great outdoors in Colorado the places that come to mind are often our world-famous mountains, national parks and forests. Though, for so many … Read more

Amendment 74: Bad for Wildlife, Bad for Colorado

“Under 74, we will no longer be able to control our own destiny.” – Mayor Herb Atchinson, Westminster, CO Amendment 74 is too extreme for Colorado. The state’s current recovery … Read more

How the Land and Water Conservation Fund Supports Trail Running

My forefoot strikes dirt, my toes push off and the other foot follows suit. Prairie grasses brush my shins as I run the Bloody Knife Trail up a hill above … Read more

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Call to Action For Red Wolves: “We Cannot Turn Our Back on a Native Species”

There are fewer than 40 red wolves left in the wild—freely roaming the forests and marshes of eastern North Carolina.  Almost 20,000 Americans sent messages calling on the U.S. Fish … Read more

How Will Climate Change Affect The Future of Baseball?

Baseball is America’s oldest pastime. But as climate change takes a greater toll on wildlife all across America, the changes it will bring may have a lasting effect on the … Read more

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Changes at the Supreme Court: What’s At Stake for Wildlife?

With the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the future of wildlife and federal stewardship of our natural resources hangs in the balance. While he generally voted with … Read more

Drought, Fires Threaten Southwest’s Fish and Wildlife

Why are rescue missions being staged for the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow? Sizzling, record-breaking temperatures and some of the lowest snowpack levels on record in the Southern Rockies have … Read more