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Leading by Example Through Indigenous Cultures, Values, and Belief Systems

Celebrated on the second Monday in October, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is an important shift away from the painful reminder of the colonial oppression and violence by European colonizers and a … Read more

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The Importance of Federal Land Management for Western Wildlife

Western wildlife, such as elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn—even pygmy rabbits, depend on healthy public lands for food, shelter, mating, and survival. When these lands are mismanaged or degraded, wildlife populations … Read more

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New Montana Legislation Is a Threat to Wildlife

Montana has captivated the wonder of people for generations with some of the most iconic landscapes and wildlife – many of which people have only seen in zoos. But that’s … Read more

An Innovator in the Conservation Conversation: Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer

Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer is a research scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey, a professor, and an expert on climate change. Her interest in the effects of our changing climate … Read more

Buffalo Offer Unity and Healing

The birth of every buffalo calf on tribal land marks a cultural and spiritual victory that gives tribal members hope. As each calf struggles to stand and walk, the hearts … Read more

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Protecting Wildlife by Stopping a Lose-Lose-Lose Proposition

On April 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management will end the opportunity for public comment on its backward proposal to gut a common-sense Bureau of … Read more

Need for Increased Bison Conservation

In mid-January, a containment fence was illegally cut on Yellowstone National Park’s Stephens Creek Quarantine Facility, allowing more than 50 bison to escape. Approximately half of the bison being held … Read more

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Rocky Mountain Region: 2017 In Review

At the National Wildlife Federation we strive to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world. This means we have the distinct pleasure of connecting people … Read more

Celebrate National Bison Day!

Happy National Bison Day! Today is a celebration of the deep and fundamental role bison, our national mammal, plays in our history, cultures, and ecology. Not only do bison hold … Read more

Buffalo Break New Trails on Wind River

On Saturday October 21, 2017, ten buffalo from the National Bison Range in Montana will become the second batch of animals to be released on Eastern Shoshone tribal lands on … Read more