Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to help organize and participate in one of the first trail stewardship projects in one of Idaho’s newest Wilderness areas, Big Jacks Creek Wilderness. It was an experience that was physically challenging and richly rewarding. The Wilder
The Department of Interior took a major step backward on wilderness protection June 1. Bowing to political opposition from right-wing members of Congress, the Administration seems to be moving away from its landmark Wild Lands Policy, put in place just five months ago to help the Bureau of
The Greater Dinosaur region of northwest Colorado is finally thawing out, after one of the snowiest winters in recorded history. And when the thaw begins, folks in this part of the world follow the melting snow line towards a myriad of outstanding recreational opportunities available on th
I can hardly believe the trip is already over! The jet lag has worn off, but the warm feelings for Ireland and the people I met while there have not. An incredible place with some of the nicest folks I’ve ever encountered, and scenery that will knock your wool socks right off.
I’m Michelle Haefele, an economist with The Wilderness Society in Denver. I’m also fourth generation Coloradoan. I grew up hiking and camping in mountains west of home, on our public forests and deserts.
When did it become open season on our open spaces? First, Congress slashed conservation and environmental programs. Then we saw a backroom deal that stopped the BLM’s new Wildlands policy in its tracks.
Greetings from sunny Ireland! I am excited to be writing this from the beautiful village of Drumshanbo on the shores of Lake Allen, 1.5 hours drive west of Dublin near the border with Northern Ireland. I was invited to speak at the inaugeral Robert John Kane Energy Symposium, Ireland
Our western wild lands were dealt a heavy blow recently when Congress passed a bill to fund the federal government through the remainder of fiscal year with a provision that prohibits the use of funds to implement the Bureau of Land Management’s