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Playing in the Shadow of the Washington Monument: Office Softball in a National Park [VIDEO]

4/18/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

Coaching my office softball team, The Scrubjays, is one of the best perks of my job here in Washington, DC.  Every week in the summer we walk down to the National Mall, set up a field, and play softball against […] Read more >

Secretaries Duncan and Salazar Team Up for Outdoor STEM Education on Public Lands

3/27/2012 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

Earlier this month I had the honor of participating in the White House Conference on Conservation, where leaders from all 50 states convened for an update on and discussion about the Obama Administration’s America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative. AGO is an […] Read more >

Study: Conservation Corps Service Builds Leadership and Teamwork Skills

3/12/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

With the release of a report from Texas A&M University and the Public Lands Service Coalition, it comes as no surprise that serving in conservation corps could be a critical factor in a participant’s decision to pursue a career in […] Read more >

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Alaska Well Blowout Still Out of Control While Congress Wants to Drill in Polar Bear Country

2/16/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

Breaking news reports are coming in that an exploratory oil and gas well on Alaska’s North Slope has triggered a blowout that is still out of control. Meanwhile, Congress is pulling out every trick in the bag to open up […] Read more >

3 Reasons Why Secretary Salazar Should Get Kudos for Protecting the Grand Canyon

1/10/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

As one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World,” the Grand Canyon is probably the most famous natural place in the United States. Thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Grand Canyon will […] Read more >

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep In Jeopardy

12/9/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

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 […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – November 10, 2011

11/10/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

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 […] Read more >

June - Great Outdoors Month

Has Your Governor Submitted a Great Outdoors Month Proclamation?

5/24/2011 // By Jenna Peters

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 […] Read more >

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Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

4/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

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 […] Read more >

The Grand Canyon is one of 58 parks that could close if the government shuts down.

A Nightmare or a Dream Come True: Which Will Congress Choose for America?

3/7/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

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 […] Read more >