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Congress Gives Interior Programs a Treat

10/30/2009 // By Aislinn Maestas

Yesterday, Congress handed out a giant treat to agencies charged with protecting and managing our nation’s wildlife and natural resources. The House and Senate have approved a $32.2 billion Interior and Environment Appropriations bill — a $4.7 billion increase over […] Read more >

Report: Climate Change Is Greatest Threat Ever To U.S. National Parks

10/3/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In a recently released report, our colleagues at the Natural Resources Defense Council have identified how great a threat global warming poses to U.S. national parks. U.S. Today Science Fair reports: The report – National Parks in Peril: The Threats of Climate […] Read more >

Room to Roam: Protecting Public Lands Near and Far

10/2/2009 // By Kolleen Kawa

Last weekend, thousands of volunteers from coast to coast took part in National Public Lands Day. Four signature sites of this year’s celebration were the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC; Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, California; Angeles […] Read more >

Your National Parks

9/29/2009 // By Julia Marden

Ken Burns’ 12-hour series on National Parks is turning a lot of attention towards America’s treasured wilderness and natural wonders. From Mount Rainier to the Everglades, our national parks exist because of our past commitment to conservation. Now we’re being […] Read more >

This Labor Day Weekend, “Snap” Your Public Lands

9/3/2009 // By Kolleen Kawa

Labor Day weekend might mean the end of summer days, but it’s still a great excuse to spend some quality time outdoors. Even if you can only spare a few hours this weekend, consider getting together with your friends or family to take a […] Read more >

Happy Anniversary!

9/3/2009 // By Aislinn Maestas

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, a landmark conservation law that helps ensure America’s pristine public lands are protected and managed to preserve their natural conditions. Thanks to the Wilderness Act, many of America’s greatest landscapes have […] Read more >

Let’s Go Slow on Oil Shale

6/15/2009 // By Lisa Eadens

Underneath a 1,300 square mile area along the T-shaped border of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming lies more estimated oil–in the form of oil shale–than all the oil in of Saudi Arabia. It seems perfect that we have all the oil […] Read more >

In the West it’s Cookin and It Ain’t Good Lookin

5/27/2009 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

In Western states, land is literally being cooked to extract oil. Long avoided due to its intense water and energy demands, industries are starting to look at oil shale development to meet America’s domestic energy needs. However, this growing interest […] Read more >

Make a Statemant for Public Lands

5/27/2009 // By Lisa Eadens

Covering almost one-third of the nation, America’s public lands are some of the last and best habitat for wildlife. If you’re like me and value the beauty of public lands, the wildlife they support and recreation opportunities they provide, you […] Read more >

Congress Passes Historic Plan to Protect America’s Public Lands

4/3/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

Congress has passed the Omnibus Public Lands Bill that will designate more than 2 million acres of wilderness in nine states and establish three new national park units, a new national monument, three new national conservation areas, more than 1,000 […] Read more >