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Six Ways to Celebrate the River of the Year, Right Now!

Take a victory lap with us across the Delaware River watershed What if the river next to your house was so choked with sewage and industrial pollution that you were sickened …

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 …

Get Outside and Enjoy Wildlife–From a Distance

At the National Wildlife Federation, we’re often asked by the media for advice on how to avoid getting attacked by wild animals. While sensationalist stories of wildlife attacks are popular …

Where is Everyone? Growing the Next Generation Outdoors

The drumbeat of news about kids in nature is bad – childhood has largely moved inside, screen time use is at an all-time high (and has real consequences), unstructured playtime …

HUNT Act Would Open Locked Public Lands

Recreating outdoors—whether you fish, hunt, hike, camp, or all of the above—is not only a ton of fun, it’s also good for you. There is considerable evidence the exercise involved …

Time to Go On Offense to Protect Our Cherished Public…

Unlike most every other country, America has a huge backyard. The federal public lands of the western United States are the equivalent of a giant commons that everyone can enjoy. …

Easy Ways To Celebrate June As Great Outdoors Month

The old song goes: “June is busting out all over.” And, for families and kids, that can also mean busting outdoors into nature and having fun. Each June, an impressive …

Snowshoes

Winter Hiking for Kids: Creating Memories in the Snow

It was as a young adult that Yemaya Maurer, coauthor of AMC Guide to Winter Hiking & Camping, became aware of the pleasures of traveling through a winter landscape and mourned …

Aspens

For Public Lands, the Shutdown is About more than National Parks

Closing the National Parks, museums and monuments to the recreating public and closing National Wildlife Refuges to hunters during the fall hunting season has gotten the public’s attention and resulted …

National Public Lands Day Is a Chance to Honor a Great American Legacy

National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 28, is a great opportunity for those of us who enjoy the ability to hike, fish, hunt, and explore America’s great treasure of public …

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