The youngest of nine children, Zahniser was witness to the act that would set our nation’s highest standard for public lands protection. She typed the first handwritten draft of the Wilderness Act in early 1956.
Browns Canyon is an outdoor recreation mecca, and one of Colorado's most treasured landscapes. It is enjoyed by whitewater boaters, hikers and anglers fishing for trout in of the state's largest stretch of gold metal waters.
The push to drill for offshore oil in the Arctic Ocean never seems to end, despite the potential for a catastrophic oil spill by an industry that has not proved itself capable of operating safely in Alaska’s cold, stormy and remote seas.