Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep In Jeopardy
Every summer I travel to my grandparents cabin on Wild Horse Islandon Flathead Lake near Missoula, Montana. My grandparents purchased their property back in the 1970s (and have the burnt orange shag to prove it), but since then the Island has been made into a Montana State Park. There are some fantastic wildlife-viewing opportunities on […]
Weekly News Roundup – November 10, 2011
The roundup is out a day early this week on account of the federal holiday tomorrow. Enjoy! Keystone XL Do-Over Likely a Lethal Blow November 10 – The Obama Administration today announced they would redo an environmental assessment of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. “This do-over is likely a lethal blow. The project […]
Has Your Governor Submitted a Great Outdoors Month Proclamation?
America’s extensive and diverse outdoor spaces are a source of great national pride, and we have long strived to protect them for future generations. Great Outdoors Month highlights the benefits of getting outdoors and enjoying our wonderful shared resources of forests, parks, refuges, and other public lands and waters. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLVD8CgRzLU[/youtube]Presidential recognition of Great Outdoors Week […]
Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods
As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a bike or in a soccer goal. The sweeping disconnect with the outdoors, especially the natural world, is leading to epidemic levels of childhood obesity and […]
A Nightmare or a Dream Come True: Which Will Congress Choose for America?
Rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is a trip few Americans ever get to make. Unless you have the money to pay for a commercial trip, which can cost upwards of $2500 a person, you must possess either a great amount of luck or plenty of patience to obtain one of the […]
Victory for Bighorn Sheep
National Wildlife Federation’s continuing efforts to protect bighorn sheep have scored a major victory.
Add Wildlife To Your Holiday Wish List
As the weather turns cold and you begin to ponder your Christmas wish list, don’t forget to add something to help out wildlife. While Santa may have a few more weeks to pull together his list, the U.S. Congress has only a few more days to take bold action to help protect wildlife and wild […]
Public Lands, Water and Wildlife Package Will Help Protect America’s Natural Resources
From the mountain lions in the Organ Mountains of New Mexico, to lake sturgeon in the Great Lakes, to the barred owl of the Alabama Black Belt Heritage Area–a package of public lands, water and wildlife bills currently up for consideration will protect many of our nation’s iconic wildlife. With just a few weeks left […]
Let’s Move! Tackling Childhood Obesity With the Great Outdoors
First Lady Michelle Obama this week released an action plan called Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation. The new report provides a national road map of solutions to tackle this health issue.
Congress Gives Interior Programs a Treat
Yesterday, Congress handed out a giant treat to agencies charged with protecting and managing our nation’s wildlife and natural resources. The House and Senate have approved a $32.2 billion Interior and Environment Appropriations bill — a $4.7 billion increase over 2009 funding levels — which gives a much needed boost to conservation programs across the […]