Friday, May 30, 2014 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on Dedication Ceremony Highlights Wilderness Leadership by Rep. Benishek and Sen. Levin on Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan
As the Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness is officially dedicated today, The Wilderness Society praised Michigan Representative Dan Benishek and Senator Carl Levin for championing the bipartisan legislation that now protects this incredible place – the first wilderness area to be approved by C
Friday, May 30, 2014 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on A win for wilderness: Sleeping Bear Dunes is now official!
The bipartisan bill to designate more than 32,500 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness passed the House of Representatives in March 2014, conferring the highest possible level of public land protection on an area known as “
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on Photo: Einstein tours fossilized trees at Petrified Forest National Park
Friday, May 23, 2014 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on New bill seeks to connect kids with nature
Kids don’t spend as much time outside as they used to, to the detriment of their health, happiness and overall connection with nature. Now, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Sen.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | By National Geographic News | Comments Off on Oil Drillers’ Burning of Natural Gas Costs U.S. Millions in Revenue
The flaring of waste natural gas from drilling operations is costing taxpayers millions every year.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on New bill aims to get kids outside and healthy
Healthy kids needs healthy lands – The Wilderness Society
A new bill from Senator Mark Udall and Rep. Ron Kind aims to get kids (and their parents) back outside to improve their health and their connections to the great outdoors.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on Report: climate change puts U.S. monuments and landmarks at risk
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on The fascinating stories behind Wilderness namesakes
Since the Wilderness Act was passed in 1964, public lands accorded the federal government’s highest level of protection have ranged across 44 states (and Puerto Rico) and covered close to 110 million acres.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on New Colorado BLM director has many conservation opportunities
Being tasked with managing the millions of acres of our shared Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in Colorado is no easy job. Finding the right balance in managing those lands requires careful planning as well as strong leadership from the state office down.
Monday, May 19, 2014 | By The Wilderness Society | Comments Off on 9 legendary waters in American wilderness
These are waterways where the river’s free-flowing character has been protected by prohibiting dams and ensuring corridors are undeveloped.