Idaho

Rescuing Reindeer: Caribou on the Brink

Due in part to their signature antlers and magical characterization in popular holiday tales, reindeer are ubiquitous throughout the winter season. Caribou, as reindeer are called in North America, used …

Changing the Tide for America’s Public Lands and Wildlife

America’s public lands are places where people from all walks of life come together to escape into the natural world. But that experience is becoming harder to capture as our …

Wolf and two pups. Photo Credit: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo

1.1 Million Acres Adopted for Wildlife, What’s Next?

Over the past fifteen years, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to eliminate conflict between wildlife and livestock on public lands- primarily those located within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Montana, …

Spangle Lake, Sawtooth Wilderness

275,000 More Acres Safeguarded for Wildlife and Our Outdoor Heritage

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed “The Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act” championed by Idaho’s Congressman Mike Simpson and Senator Jim Risch. …

Bighorns on ledge

Take Action for Wild Bighorn Sheep at Risk

Right now, bighorn sheep who make their home in the mountains running through Idaho and Montana are at risk of disease transmission from domestic sheep grazing at a U.S. Department of Agriculture research …

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep In Jeopardy

Every summer I travel to my grandparents cabin on Wild Horse Islandon Flathead Lake near Missoula, Montana.  My grandparents purchased their property back in the 1970s (and have the burnt …

Victory for Bighorn Sheep

National Wildlife Federation’s continuing efforts to protect bighorn sheep have scored a major victory.

Time for a Salmon Plan That Works

The salmon and steelhead that return to the Columbia and Snake Rivers are like no other fish in the world.  They migrate nearly 1,000 miles, connecting coastal and river communities …

Mysterious Three-Foot Earthworm Up for Protection

  |   July 7, 2009

The Giant Palouse Earthworm lives in the deep soils of the Palouse region of Idaho and Washington and has been seen only a few times over the course of a …

Finally! A Victory for Public Lands!

We’ve waited a long time for a significant victory for our public lands… Over the last five years, it’s been one thing after another threatening to take the character and …

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