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Saving the Sagebrush Sea: An Imperiled Western Legacy

Nearly 350 plant and animal species depend on sagebrush habitat for their survival.


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Western sportsmen welcome federal sage-grouse plans

Judith Kohler May 28, 2015


Sportsmen urge continued collaboration to save bird, habitat vital to other specie

State takeover of public lands is a bad deal for Nevadans

Robert Gaudet, April 12, 2015

Nevadans stand to lose in a state takeover of public lands. Image: Steve Torbit

The Nevada legislature is entertaining a number of proposals to transfer our national lands to the state or otherwise vastly diminish the amount of national lands, waters, minerals and other resources we now enjoy as both residents of Nevada and as citizens of this great country.  If these proposals are taken to their logical conclusion, the end result would be as predictable as it would be preposterous.  Access to our lands to hunt, fish, rock hound, hike and camp would be severely limited and where we could still enjoy our great outdoors it would be very pricey. 

Politicians’ plans to grab national lands and sell them off are well documented in their own reports and proposals and as a longtime Nevadan, hunter and lover of wildlife and public lands, I am outraged.  You should be too, here’s why.

NWF celebrates a new national monument: Colorado's Browns Canyon

Judith Kohler February 18, 2015

“Browns Canyon is widely revered for its rafting, fishing, hunting, hiking, wildlife watching, and rugged backcountry," said Collin O’Mara, the National Wildlife Federation’s CEO and president, "This is why folks from all walks of life, lawmakers from both parties, and conservation leaders across Colorado, including our state affiliate the Colorado Wildlife Federation, have worked for more than two decades to protect it.  On behalf of the entire National Wildlife Federation, we are grateful to the president for supporting wildlife and amazing outdoor experiences by permanently protecting this conservation jewel." ~ Collin O'Mara

A bipartisan show of support for the Land & Water Conservation Fund

Meg Morris

Image: Meg Morris

"Protecting our land and water is mom and apple pie stuff in Colorado and we know our state is not the only one. Conserved land and wide open spaces are a huge economic driver across the country, and it's part of who we are in the west." ~ Senator Michael Bennet