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Detroit youth participate in outdoor leadership activities

Special Sauce: The Detroit Sugarbush Project

A unique partnership between the National Wildlife Federation, the city of Detroit, and local advocacy groups has created the nation’s largest urban sugarbush in sprawling Rouge Park, connecting youth in …

Sportfishing client holds up large catch on boat in the Great Lakes.

Michigan’s Outdoor Recreation Future and Climate Change

Nobody needs to tell Lake Michigan charter fishing boat Captain Denny Grinold that the climate is changing. “Last year I had to cancel 59 trips due to windy days or …

An Economic Stimulus Plan that is Good for Families, Recreation and Our Public Lands

  |   May 12, 2020

Numerous vulnerabilities in our economic and healthcare systems have come to light during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the crisis has also highlighted just how much Americans love—and need—to connect with …

Six Reasons to Stand Up 4TheDelaware

Imagine this: It’s a warm summer day. The Delaware River meanders past the park’s banks. The sound of birds calling out to one another fills your ears. The sun is slowly …

Investing in Recreation, Keeping Wildlife Within Reach

Whether or not you’ve heard of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, odds are that you have benefitted from it. Since 1964, LWCF provides funding for all the small parks, …

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Wildlife Alert: Is Your Member of Congress on The List?

If you like wildlife, and if you care that we protect America’s wildlife for generations to come, then make sure your Member of Congress is on The List – specifically, …

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Over 500 Million Acres, One Job

Why does the head of a department sometimes humorously called “The Department of Everything Else” have such an important role? The answer comes down to this: you and I own …

New Ozone Rule to Better Protect Wildlife, Public Health

This Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a rule that will benefit public health, vegetation, and wildlife. The Agency finalized a new standard for ozone and smog pollution of 70 …

What We Can Learn from the Colorado Mine Waste Spill

Oftentimes when we talk about conserving our public lands, fish and wildlife and protecting our clean air and waterways, there is an overarching impulse that transcends all politics and economics. …

The Antiquities Act: Vital for the Public, Vital for America’s Outdoor Legacy

Sportsmen and women wanted it. Hikers, mountain bikers, rafters and business owners wanted it. Veterans’ groups wanted it. So did Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Sen. Mark Udall, former Rep. …

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