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A Guide: Starting Down the “Road to Rollbacks”

In March, the Trump Administration and the Department of the Interior released a back-to-back Executive Order and Secretarial Order  focused on four Interior Department rules for review and possible repeal. …

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Helping Grizzlies Return to Their Historical Home

There are fewer than 10 grizzly bears living in the North Cascades of Washington State – a wild, mostly intact mountain ecosystem where the bears once thrived.  Now, thanks to …

Bringing Tribes Back to National Parks

Native peoples have deep ties to our greatest known parks – Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Olympic, Mesa Verde, Everglades – and many, many others. Indeed, it must be acknowledged that the …

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 …

Orphaned Fisher Kits Get a Brand New Start in Yosemite

As California Director for the National Wildlife Federation, I truly do have the best job in the world. This week, I had the once-in-a-lifetime privilege of attending the release of …

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The Economics of Public Lands

The over 640 million acres of federal public land benefit wildlife, recreation enthusiasts, and local residents every single day. They provide wildlife habitat, drinking water, and opportunities to challenge ourselves …

Willow Lake Park in Arizona operated by the City of Prescott.

7 Gorgeous Alternatives to National Parks

Update: Nature Find is still a great tool to find national, state, city parks and other sites to connect with nature. This past Sunday I decided to go hiking with …

September 11th: Finding Solace in Nature

I am thinking a lot about 9/11 lately. The 10th Anniversary of 9/11 is a time for all of us, across the world, to think about the loss of innocent …

Healthy Parks, Healthy People!

  Today I’m attending the Healthy Parks, Healthy People conference at the Institute for the Golden Gate outside of San Francisco.  It is a gathering of a surprisingly diverse mix …

Ranger Rick Goes to Washington

Breaking News: A Washington Post article reports that raccoons have invaded White House grounds, and are causing the National Park Service no small amount of trouble. We at NWF would like …

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