public lands

A mule deer (brown with white fur in its ear) looks backwards towards the camera in a snowy landscape.

New Public Lands Rule to Benefit Mule Deer & More

The federal Bureau of Land Management stewards 245 million acres of public land that provide habitat for 3,000 wildlife species and more than 300 threatened or endangered wildlife and plant … Read more

An owl (squat and brown with white and tan spots) perches on a rock.

New Oil & Gas Rule Will Benefit Wildlife on Public Lands

Wildlife – from majestic elk to small burrowing owls – depend on our public lands and waters for their survival. Elk use large intact landscapes and migration pathways to access … Read more

Groups of people kayak beneath a cliff.

Northwoods SOS: Protecting Public Lands

With sparkling rivers, thousands of lakes, and acres of forests, it’s easy to picture the Great Northwoods on a page right out of an illustrated children’s fairy tale. For both … Read more

A group of hoofed, horned animals are grazing in a pasture.

The State of the Public Lands: Five Issues to Watch in the Coming Year

When President Biden goes before Congress to deliver the annual State of the Union address, he’s expected to talk about the overall successes Congress and his administration have had in … Read more

Grizzly bear with cubs

Two Decades, 1.6 Million Acres: West Fork Grazing Permit Agreement Showcases Opportunity to Support At-Risk Wildlife

This month, in tandem with the 20th anniversary of its highly successful and innovative program resolving conflicts between livestock and at-risk wildlife, the National Wildlife Federation announced the addition of … Read more

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In Unforgettable Bits and Pieces: How Three National Parks Stole My Heart

This summer took me to three of the nation’s natural treasures: Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Teton, and Isle Royale National Parks. Three completely different parts of the country, and each … Read more

At sunrise, elk pass behind a greater sage-grouse lek

Reforming Oil and Gas Leasing Will Benefit Wildlife, Our Public Lands, and Waters

The news that the U.S. Senate will soon vote on a reconciliation bill that contains important fiscal reforms for the oil and leasing system is terrific news for our public … Read more

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QUIZ: Where Should You Go Winter Wildlife Watching?

From the forest to the sea, there are lots of places you could be! Take our quiz to find out where you should go winter wildlife watching. Read more

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Bears Ears National Monument: Of Spirit and Nature

Bears Ears National Monument is a place where Native American culture intertwines with the high desert of the Grand Gulch Plateau in southeastern Utah. Hiking through this expansive landscape, with … Read more

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Thank you, President Biden, for Restoring Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

As we crested the final rise of Boulder Mountain, my heart began to race. We were almost there. I pulled my truck into the viewpoint turnout and excitedly yelled at … Read more