Secretary Jewell spoke at the event, joining The Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and Reps. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ), among other guests.
In 1915, a few years removed from his ‘Bull Moose’ run at a third presidential term, Theodore Roosevelt was done governing--but not yet finished enjoying the natural splendor he fought so valiantly to preserve during his time in the White House.
To the native Gwich’in people, the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is “the sacred place where life begins.” But to many Alaska politicians, it’s just the cap on a pool of oil, and they want to open the lid and start drilling.
Here are some of our favorite photos, shared through the social media channels of our nation's public land agencies and outdoor conservation groups. These nature photos serve as a good reminder of what we can preserve when we choose to protect our wildlands.