Think your favorite recreation spot is protected from oil and gas drilling? Not necessarily. In fact, all public lands, including national parks and wildlife refuges, are potentially open to oil and gas leasing, except for areas specially designated as “Wilderness.”
What does gas drilling in western Pennsylvania have to do with dead cows? To find out, watch Promised Land, the upcoming Matt Damon movie that explores what can happen to rural communities when fracking comes to town.
Native American Heritage Month offers all Americans the opportunity to recognize and honor those who have long understood the value of wilderness and who have lived amongst it for numerous generations.
Ski resorts spend a lot of effort and money each season getting ready for the inevitable. The skiing industry has been seeing and feeling the effects of global climate change for some time, forcing resorts to plan for the unknown every winter.
Is your family or class stuck inside on a blustery day? Escape into wilderness through a cozy book that reminds you and your kids of the great outdoors you love! Here are some we recommend you share with your children or students to foster appreciation and care for wild lands:
Hearing that Shell is drilling in the Arctic Ocean just 12 miles from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one thing, but seeing it is another. To observe a drilling rig so close to the Coastal Plain of the refuge – vital habitat for caribou and polar bears – is chilling.