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Where is Everyone? Growing the Next Generation Outdoors

The drumbeat of news about kids in nature is bad – childhood has largely moved inside, screen time use is at an all-time high (and has real consequences), unstructured playtime …

HUNT Act Would Open Locked Public Lands

Recreating outdoors—whether you fish, hunt, hike, camp, or all of the above—is not only a ton of fun, it’s also good for you. There is considerable evidence the exercise involved …

Time to Go On Offense to Protect Our Cherished Public Lands

Unlike most every other country, America has a huge backyard. The federal public lands of the western United States are the equivalent of a giant commons that everyone can enjoy. …

Easy Ways To Celebrate June As Great Outdoors Month

The old song goes: “June is busting out all over.” And, for families and kids, that can also mean busting outdoors into nature and having fun. Each June, an impressive …

Snowshoes

Winter Hiking for Kids: Creating Memories in the Snow

Aspens

For Public Lands, the Shutdown is About more than National…

National Public Lands Day Is a Chance to Honor a…

My mom, my sister and I

Mother’s Day Mishaps: Perfection in Nature is Boring

As I thought about Mother’s Day this year, I recounted the wonderful memories I have outdoors with my mom. A pattern quickly emerged. My favorite experiences involve some level of …

Celebrate July 4th with a Charming Weekend Getaway

I am a fan of the long weekend. So much is possible when the weekend consists of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I recently escaped the bustle, humidity and partisanship in …

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 …

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