America’s fascination with the outdoors began long before the growth of Hollywood in the early 20th century, and so it has been woven throughout our cinematic history as well. Typically, the role of wilderness in movies has been adversarial, playing on the trope of “man vs.
California’s vast and magnificent deserts are home to iconic wildlife, incredible outdoor recreation opportunities and stunning scenic landscapes, as well as some of the nation’s best renewable energy resources.
By our admittedly subjective criteria, incorporating both the conservation standards of their times and the precedents set by their administrations’ words and deeds, these are the White House’s most prominent champions of public lands.
Love is an adventure. And so, too, is the time we spend on our spectacular public wild lands. In honor of Valentine's Day, we present you with 10 public lands that capture the spirit of Cupid in one way or another.