Wilderness

Edna Lake in Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho

Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness

On September 3rd we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and this week, folks in DC are continuing that celebration in the only way we …

Hiking, backpacking, camping, and fishing are just a few of the many values enjoyed by visitors to Western public lands like Colorado's Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. (Photo by Russell Bassett)

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. …

Point Arena-Stornetta along California's Mendocino coastline has been added to the California Coastal National Monument. Flickr photo by BLM California.

Obama Uses Pen to Protect California Shoreline: More on Way?

President Barack Obama promised in his State of the Union address to use his authority to protect “more of our pristine federal lands for future generations” to get around congressional …

Empire Bluff from the south. Flickr photo by Jim Sorbie.

Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes Gains Wilderness Protection

When you think of walking along a sandy beach at dusk with waves lapping at your feet, watching the sun dip below the horizon, you’re probably not picturing somewhere in …

Will New Interior Secretary Put Conservation On Equal Ground with…

Weekly News Roundup-November 30, 2012

A photo I took in Acadia National Park in Maine last summer. A large portion of ME is included in the 100 mile zone.

“Border Bill” Waives Environmental Laws, Puts Wildlife and Public Land…

Mr. Polar Bear Goes to Washington

Washington, DC got a rare sight this week — Arctic wildlife walking through our nation’s capitol. ┬áIf you were stuck in construction traffic on Constitution Avenue you may have caught …

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