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Vets Celebrate Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument's First Anniversary

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

I once swore an oath to defend our way of life as Americans. It is encouraging to see some of our decision makers dedicating themselves to further protect our national heritage by preserving our natural resources.

How to Appreciate Progress? Go Take a Hike.

Ann Morgan | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

It was 45 years ago that the Clean Air Act passed and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created, and they have both made a tremendous difference in our quality of life.

13 Million Illinois Citizens Named Bruce

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The billionaire Republican Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, injected himself into ceremonies in Chicago last week presided over by the city's Democratic mayor and the nation's Democratic president.

President and Mrs. Obama -- Please Don't Approve the Taking of Public Parkland for the Obama Presidential Library

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.14.2015 | Chicago
Charles A. Birnbaum

President and Mrs. Obama, given this administration's exceptional legacy on the protection of open space, please don't make history by approving the confiscation of National Register designated public parkland for the Obama Presidential Library.

Browns Canyon Is a Sanctuary for Our Veterans

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

I can't think of a better place to recover than on a stretch of the Arkansas River renowned for its prized trout fishing and incredible whitewater rafting.

Obama To Designate National Monument In Los Angeles Area

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

SAN DIMAS, California (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday spared from future development nearly 350,000 acres of land within the San Gabriel Mou...

Idaho at Its Best

Michael Brune | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

President Obama has stepped up the pace of his national monument designations during his second term and, as I heard him say at the signing ceremony last May for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, he's not finished yet. Here, in the heart of Idaho, is one of the last and greatest unprotected jewels of American wilderness. You can help us convince President Obama to save it.

Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument Is Good for Veterans

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks is the crossroads of New Mexico's diverse history and culture, filled with natural wonders and incredible hunting and recreational opportunities.

PHOTOS: America's Most Striking National Monuments

Posted 09.20.2012 | Travel

Earlier this week President Obama created America's newest National Monument, Colorado's Chimney Rock, which supporters of preservation say could beco...

Obama, Salazar's Alleged Secret Plan For Vermillion Basin National Monument Draws Legislative Response

Denver Daily | Peter Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The debate over designating new national monuments across the West continues, despite guarantees by President Obama's administration that there is no ...

Indonesia Makes Its Mark in a Monument

Sara Schonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara Schonhardt

Monas remains significant for many reasons, but increasingly because of the lessons it provides about Indonesia, a country caught between tradition and modernization.

Best Government Dollar Spent: The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I encourage everyone, no matter what part of these United States you live in (or even if you live elsewhere), to take a "trip out West" at some point in your life. Get in a car, and go explore everything west of Denver.

Best Government Dollar Spent -- The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Weigant

Seeing President Obama and his family take in two of the western parks prompted me to strongly encourage everyone -- yes, even you! -- to plan on a trip like this at some point.