Adults aren't the only ones with a need to escape from daily stress - kids have a burning desire to stretch their legs in wild places too.
This great, wild frontier is often called the crown jewel of our nation's refuge system.
In April, after hearing from fellow rangers in western parks about how drilling is infringing upon national parks, Ranger Ellis Richards created
Sweeping federal budget cuts are already seriously impacting wild lands across the nation. Agencies that manage America's lands are struggling to cope with inadequate funding.
Wilderness Volunteers (WV) is offering a unique opportunity to experience the wild lands of Idaho.
New Mexico's wild lands got another foothold with the reintroduction of the Columbine- Hondo Wilderness Act on April 23.
And the popularity of this video is no surprise given the completely adorable footage of this apex predator in a 'soft' moment.
As this infographic shows, a child who spends time exploring nature is more likely to be thin and fit, get better grades in school, and have fewer emotional problems than couch potato counterparts.
If spring is making you anxious for outside adventure, then wait no longer to make plans for a wild summer.
Earth Day is a day for reflection about our role on this planet. The Earth keeps giving year-round, and you can too with these tips on actions you can take to contribute to the wild lands that you love:
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President Obama has vowed to urge Congress to designate new wilderness in the Refuge. Encourage him to keep fighting for this threatened land.