Wilderness is intrinsic to our conception of what it means to be American—first as an oppositional force, something our pioneer ancestors hacked away to build towns, railroads and the other trappings of civilization we know today.
In April, a video of a black bear and her cub scaling the vertical walls of Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park went viral. The video was taken by Stephanie Latimer who was kayaking the Rio Grande River in the canyon.
The BLM auctioned a total of 3,000 acres in Nevada’s Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone to three companies, marking the agency’s first successful auction of solar energy development on public lands. Potential solar