The San Juan Islands, located in Washington state, may not be a tropical paradise, but it is paradise none-the-less with hidden coves, swashbuckling storybook island names (Skull Island and Iceberg Point Rocks) sandy beaches and trails to explore.
It seems as though all I have been thinking about these days is how much our wild places are under attack. Yet, while anti-wilderness members of Congress are bent on undermining conservation, there are still great efforts going on from wilderness heroes on the ground, and I wanted to share
Americans have four new wildlife refuges to celebrate this month! Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently announced the designation of four new Wildlife Refuges that span five states and diverse ecosystems.
As another National Wildlife Refuge week winds to a close, it is time to recognize some of the favorite Refuges around the country. Some are famous, and some are hidden gems, but all are wonderful testaments to America’s conservation heritage.
While all kinds of ideas for cutting the federal budget deficit are swirling around the Capitol, The Wilderness Society is making one thing abundantly clear: Congress should stop its assault on wilderness and the recreation economy and instead make green-friendly cuts like eliminating oil and ga