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Wilderness Protection

Time for Congress to Join President Obama in Continuing America's Conservation Legacy

Gene Karpinski | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

In the end, we're still faced with a problem: the President can't do it all. He can't re-authorize the LWCF nor can he appropriate it the money it deserves. We need Congress to act on LWCF and pass the dozens of currently-stalled conservation bills.

Kate Sheppard

The House Did Something Good For The Environment For A Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has finally broken its lengthy dry spell on granting wilderness protection to designated areas of the country. On Tuesday, t...

Thousands Of Acres Of Sierra Wilderness Saved In Landmark Deal

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green

In a deal struck between conservationists and a timber company after more than a decade of development warring, thousands of acres of highly coveted, ...

The End of Cities: The Coming 'Great Rural Migration'

Stephen Estes | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephen Estes

If the benefits of living in a city are diminished because the Internet brings access to the world to you, then why deal with the high real estate prices, traffic, crime, pollution and difficulty of living alongside millions of other people?

The Public Sides With Point Reyes Wilderness

Sylvia Earle | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Sylvia Earle

It is not difficult for either the casual park visitor or the seasoned scientist to recognize the ecological significance of Drakes Estero. Today, we understand the importance of protecting our beautiful and fragile coastline.

Two Different Approaches to 'Wilderness'

Joanna Eede | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Joanna Eede

The concept of 'wilderness' has long existed in Western culture as a place of pristine natural beauty unpolluted by human life. These policies neglect indigenous tribal peoples for whom such 'wild' places were once merely 'home'.

Utah Sues Feds Over Obama's Wilderness Protection Plan

AP | By LYNN DeBRUIN and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 07.02.2011 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY -- The state of Utah filed a lawsuit Friday against the federal government over an Obama administration plan to make millions of acres ...

Obama's Wilderness Protection Plans Deemed 'A War On The West' By Republicans

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Republican governors and members of Congress vowed Tuesday to fight an Obama administration plan to make millions of acres of undev...

Obama To Reverse Bush-Era Wilderness Protection Policy

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DENVER — The Obama administration plans to reverse a Bush-era policy and make millions of undeveloped acres of land once again eligible for fede...

Hidden Gems Wilderness Protection Bill Shows Lack Of Consensus

Vail Daily | Scott Condon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ASPEN, Colorado -- U.S. Rep. Jared Polis will introduce a wilderness bill that provides some level of protection to roughly 70 percent of the lands ta...

PHOTOS: Which Colorado Locales Were Named 'Best Wild Places' By Field And Stream?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Trout Unlimited and Field & Stream have teamed up to name the 'Best Wild Places' in America. All of these Western locations are unique in their beaut...

Father's Day Came Early This Year: Remembering the "Father of Earth Day"

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

Gaylord Nelson initiated the first Earth Day in 1970. He spent his life protecting the national forests, national parks, and the other lands that belong to all Americans.

Sleepless in San Francisco: My First Day With the Sierra Club

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

As effective as the Sierra Club has been, we need to do our best work in the years ahead. Looking forward, here are a few projects we want to complete.

Amid Devastation, Glimmers of Hope

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

While we witnessed the oil spill hit the Breton Island National Wildlife Refuge, we also witnessed the achievement of five milestones for wilderness protection in five short days.

Why We Need a Bold Vision for Preserving Our Wilderness

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

Places I viewed as symbols of this so-called Promised Land have disappeared into clear cuts, drilling fields, and open-pit mines. What do our children inherit from this irretrievable loss? Pictures of how it used to be?

Cumberland Island National Seashore to be Damaged by Motor Vehicle Tours

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

While it might be accurate that there would not be an ecologically significant impact on Cumberland Island because of motor tours, there will most definitely be a significant impact on the experience.

Balancing Renewable Energy Projects & Public Lands Stewardship

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

America is on the verge of a renewable energy gold rush -- hundreds of applications have been filed for wind and solar projects on public lands. I think this is long overdue.

House Votes To Expand Wilderness In 9 States

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The 285-140 roll call Wednesday by which the House voted to aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness. More than 1,000 mi...

Utah Lands Win a Reprieve at the Dawn of a Cleaner, Greener Future

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

Destroying our natural heritage will do nothing to solve our energy challenges for the long-term, which to me, is even more reason to act.

Salazar at the Interior Department: So Much at Stake

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar has to send a powerful signal that the era of unethical behavior and unchecked industry influence is over.