Conservation

Landscape of high mountain lakes in a meadow
Places like the Four Lakes Basin in the Uinta Mountains of Utah are worth our conservation efforts. Photo: Chase Fly

Wildlife conservation in the United States has long been spearheaded by outdoorsmen and women who care for wild things and places. Here you’ll find answers to common questions from non-hunters, avid anglers, and engaged outdoorsmen, as well as resources that will keep you better informed about conservation of public lands, fish, wildlife, and habitat. We provide tips on how you can be better stewards of public lands, how you can get kids and families engaged in the outdoors, and the issues outdoor recreation enthusiasts face today like climate change and natural resource management.

Conservation Tips and Issues

family camping

How To Make Your Next Vacation More Eco-friendly

As time passes, more people are seeking ways to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. There is a wealth of information available ...
kids hiking

Fun Ways To Get Kids Outside and Learning About Nature

Environmental education works to help kids learn about nature in fun and engaging ways throughout their childhood. The main goal of environmental ...
Venison steak on grilled vegetables on cutting board

The Unexpected Benefits of Supplementing Your Diet With Game Meat and Homegrown Foods

Hunting, fishing and gardening has been growing in popularity over the past few years. A lot of us have picked up new ...
Man hiking and drinking water in mountain meadow

Hobbies and Activities That Promote Confidence and Independence

Hobbies that promote confidence and independence and impact self-esteem are important. A person’s level of self-esteem directly affects their relationships, perceived levels ...
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How Challenging Yourself at Work and Leisure Can Give You a Sense of Purpose

I have walked alongside hundreds of children and adults struggling to find themselves and show up fully in the world. Throughout this ...
man with laptop and phone outdoors

Unexpected Hobbies for Tech Enthusiasts to Get Into

A tech enthusiast can easily find hobbies that fall directly into their normal niche, but when it comes to branching out and ...

Creative Ways You Can Support the Self-sufficiency of Your Community

Over the last few years, more and more people have realized the importance of self-sufficient communities. A self-sufficient community keeps the production ...
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Fun Activities That Can Help You Learn About and Engage with the Environment

The natural world is a beautiful place to engage with and explore. Getting out in nature is good for you for quite ...
Alex caught a big fish from a lake in Idaho

Why Do Fishermen Let Fish Go? (Angler’s Take on Catch & Release)

I have been a fisherman for the past 20 years. I love fishing, but I have a secret: I don’t like the ...
family on the lake fishing

How Is Recreational Fishing Good For The Environment?

Fishing is one of the most popular recreational activities in the United States. More than 50 million Americans participated in recreational fishing ...
mule deer in the mountain

What Do Hunters Hunt the Most? (Most Hunted Game Animals in the US)

There is no doubt that Americans value their time outdoors. The 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation shows that ...
fishing vs. hunting

Is Fishing More Ethical Than Hunting?

Today it would seem that many people who want to enjoy the outdoors struggle with ethical questions concerning their impact, if any, ...
man counting money from wallet

How Much Do Hunters Pay To Hunt?

In the United States, hunting laws are governed by the state. On average, there are approximately 36 million active hunting licenses in ...
hunter cooking on fire

Do Hunters Eat What They Kill? (By Animal Type, Ethics)

In days gone by, when the expansion west was beginning, there was little question that game harvested was used on a regular ...
recreational fishers on the river bank

The Most Ethical Fish to Catch Recreationally (Best Practices)

Commercial and recreational fishers need to consider conservation when seeking the most ethical fish to catch. Using good practices and contacting your ...
Big brown bear in the forest

Largest Bear Ever and 8 Biggest Bear Species In the World

How big is a bear? If you’re like most people, you know that bears are big, but you may be surprised to ...
pack of wolves in the woods

How Big Are Wolves: Variation, Record & Wolf Size Comparison

How big are wolves? If you’ve never been up close and personal with a wolf, it’s tough to imagine just how large ...
moose by the water

How Big Are Moose? Weight, Height, Length & World Record

Moose are magnificent creatures. Their long slender legs prop up a massive body with a hump to boot. They may look awkward, ...
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You’re a Conservationist if You Hunt or Fish: What’s Your Cause?

As outdoorsmen and women living in the US, we enjoy some of the greatest hunting, fishing, shooting, and other outdoor opportunities to ...
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Pros and Cons of Hunting: Ethics, Culture, and Conservation

Today the question of hunting is brought to the forefront more than at any time in history. Is hunting ethical, necessary, outdated, ...
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