public lands

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

Ducks at Seney National Wildlife Refuge Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.

2021 Great Lakes Region Agenda for Congress:

As the new Congress gets down to business after a bitter election—and post-election—that featured outright assaults on our democracy, we’re hearing a lot of talk about the need to unite … Read more

Noncompetitive Leasing is Bad for Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, and Taxpayers

Over the past three-and-a-half years, the Trump administration has prioritized oil and gas development over all other uses of America’s public lands.  Anglers, hikers, bird watchers, and sportsmen have widely … Read more

QUIZ: Room to Roam

We have an exciting opportunity to help native wildlife in the western United States. From bison to grizzly bears and bighorn sheep, wildlife regularly face serious threats when they come … Read more

“Energy Dominance”: Three Years of a Disastrous Policy for Wildlife and Communities

March 2020 marked a somber anniversary. Three years ago, the Trump administration announced its so-called “energy dominance” doctrine, which, as the name implies has put energy development as the priority … Read more