bighorn sheep

Road to the Final Fur Begins

This year, to celebrate National Wildlife Week, NWF will be traveling the road to the Final Fur. We’ve got 32 native North American species facing off for glory in the …

black-footed ferret

5 Endangered Species That Depend On Public Lands

These places we love are all of those things, but they are also places created to protect and restore wildlife. Our national parks, wildlife refuges and other wild public lands …

Bighorn Sheep Research Invaluable for Species’ Survival

It’s late February in Western Montana. The mercury hovers around 15 degrees and the snow blows sideways. We know our chances of locating and capturing bighorn sheep will be slim …

NWF Increases Bighorn Sheep Recovery Efforts

Last year, the National Wildlife Federation launched a new initiative to protect imperiled bighorn sheep in the west. While bighorn sheep numbers historically were estimated at 2 million nationwide, due …

Ten Remarkable California Wildlife Moments in 2015

As the California Director of the National Wildlife Federation, I have the best job in the world. While overseeing the organization’s conservation work in the Golden State, I continually witness …

No More Butting Heads: NWF’s Adopt a Wildlife Acre Program Protects Key Habitat For Bighorn Sheep

The National Wildlife Federation’s most recent Adopt-A-Wildlife-Acre work has focused on resolving conflicts between bighorn sheep and domestic sheep that graze on public lands in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Domestic …

Small but Mighty: Streams and Wetlands that Matter

Marshes, wetlands, intermittent streams, and even some lakes fill from rainwater or snowmelt then empty through evaporation—coming and going throughout the year. These small but mighty habitats filter out pollution, …

Bighorn sheep butting heads by Daryl Hunter.

Arizona Seeks To Modernize Renewable Energy Development

Arizona Representatives Paul Gosar and Ann Kirkpatrick have been holding joint town halls as part of an ongoing effort to set aside partisan politics and provide a unified voice on …

Browns Canyon Success! Five Species Whose Home is Now Permanently Protected

Stunning and wild. Best white-water rafting in the country. Paradise for people and wildlife alike. This is Colorado’s Browns Canyon, America’s newest national monument. Located about 130 miles southwest of …

This leaping mountain lion is demonstrating their incredible agility.

Weekly News Roundup: Defending Mountain Lion Habitat and more!

Large urban development in California is diminishing mountain lion habitat. In the Santa Monica Mountains, mountain lions are being forced to cross heavily trafficked highways to navigate around their habitat. …

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