Rocky Mountains

An elk in the Rocky Mountains.

From Sacred Majesty to Sound Management

Whether it’s seeing Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep scale steep cliffs in the Carson National Forest or watching a golden eagle soar high above the Santa Fe National Forest, such sacred …

red-winged blackbird

For the Future of Denver’s Parks, Natural Areas and Wildlife – Vote YES on 2A

When we think about nature and the great outdoors in Colorado the places that come to mind are often our world-famous mountains, national parks and forests. Though, for so many …

Last Chance to R.O.A.R. for Bighorn Sheep

NWF has joined Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. campaign in order to REACH OUT, ACT, and RESPOND for bighorn sheep. These iconic American animals are counting on us. Without a safe place to roam, we will see their numbers continue to decline.

bighorn lamb and ewe

100,000 Acres for Wild Bighorns

Scores of wild bighorn sheep across the Northern Rockies are catching a devastating disease and dying within a few days or weeks. The bighorns are contracting deadly pneumonia from domesticated …

Solar Plant in Colorado Will Generate New Jobs

U.S. Government Maps Best Solar Regions

Let’s Go Slow on Oil Shale

In the West it’s Cookin and It Ain’t Good Lookin

In Western states, land is literally being cooked to extract oil. Long avoided due to its intense water and energy demands, industries are starting to look at oil shale development …

A Second Chance for Millions of Acres of Public Lands

Last week, I visited Piney Point Park in Maryland. It was cold and a little rainy, but it was also truly memorable to see bald cypress trees whose roots grew …

Video: What’s Happening To Our Public Lands

We can read report after report on how dirty energy development threatens wildlife across the West–but sometimes it helps to see it for ourselves. That’s why I want to encourage …

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