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Americas Great Outdoor Initiative

Rebooting America's Outdoors

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

if the potential of the America's Great Outdoors initiative is realized, here are three important ways it will update conservation policies for the 21st century.

Youth and the America's Great Outdoors Initiative

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Getting young people outside and enthusiastic about the outdoors is a major priority of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative that deserves elevated attention.

Two Different Visions of the Future

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Rogers

The House is acting in haste by taking a meat axe to the LWCF, which is a cornerstone of the president's recommendations for protecting and enhancing our natural heritage.

Reclaiming Open Spaces in Our Urban Landscape

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

President Obama launched the America's Great Outdoors Initiative to develop a conservation and recreation agenda that would use community-based soluti...

National Parks Vital to Preserving America's Great Outdoors

Tom Kiernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Kiernan

We hope the Obama Administration makes national parks a cornerstone in any forward-thinking initiative on public lands.

Youth Unite! Outdoor Nation Happens at Central Park This Weekend

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

This summer the administration will be traveling across the United States learning about local conservation efforts and ideas as part of its America's Great Outdoors initiative.

Land of Many Uses: The New Participatory Politics of American Conservation

Freddie Wilkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Freddie Wilkinson

Having achieved historic action with the healthcare bill passed last month, the Obama administration wasted no time re-focusing on new priorities. Las...

Obama's Green Team Learns from Americans about Conservation

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

As the Obama administration travels across the United States learning about local conservation successes, they will hear from local communities about the importance of growing our shared public lands and protecting our wild places.