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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 >

A ‘Land’mark Victory for Conservation!

3/30/2009 // By Shreema Mehta

Thanks to the tens of thousands of messages many of you helped get to our legislators over the past few weeks, last week Congress passed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act, which the President will sign into law this afternoon. […] Read more >

A Second Chance for Millions of Acres of Public Lands

3/17/2009 // By Shreema Mehta

Last week, I visited Piney Point Park in Maryland. It was cold and a little rainy, but it was also truly memorable to see bald cypress trees whose roots grew above ground and tiny little Carolina chickadees. Wilderness areas like […] Read more >

Important Vote this Week–Help Secure 2 Million Acres of Public Lands

2/9/2009 // By Julia Marden

The past month has been huge for our public lands! In early January, the U.S. Senate passed sweeping legislation to provide historic protections for millions of acres of America’s cherished public lands. Last week, new Secretary of the Interior, Ken […] Read more >