Recent dialogue suggests that Americans have very little in common. I beg to differ. There is more that unites us than divides us. This fall, NWF’s Rocky Mountain Region embarked on several projects that demonstrated how much we all share, regardless of politics, demographics or geography. We all share a birthright to our country’s public lands. We all share an emotional reaction to bison calves roaming the prairie for the first time in 130 years. We all share a vision of our young children leading healthy, curious and vibrant lives. Now is the time for all of us to come together, speak up for wildlife and inspire the next generation to care for them as much as we do. Please consider making a contribution before the end of the year. Your generosity and commitment will have a significant impact on integral wildlife conservation projects. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your thoughts and concerns, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.
On November 3, we saw wild bison return to their home on the Wind River Reservation for the first time in 131 years. This historic day was the culmination of decades of work to restore the area’s wildlife populations, ecosystems, and culture.
The New Mexico Wildlife Federation has spent more than a century working for sound wildlife and resource management, access to public lands, and providing opportunities to pursue the outdoor traditions that helped make America what it is today.
Sage-grouse once ranged across some 297 million acres in the U.S. and Canada. Today, their range has been nearly halved due to habitat fragmentation, invasive plants, livestock grazing, agriculture, wildfire, and energy development. But all is not lost.