From John Muir to Bob Marshall, the American conservation movement has often been defined by prominent male voices — yet the powerful women who fought to protect America’s wild places are seldom recognized. Because they worked in a movement dominated by men, these women had to be tough, intelligent and, perhaps most of all, courageous, to make an impact and preserve the places they cared deeply about.
Sarah Palin may have coined the term Mama Grizzlies for her conservative female following, but because March is National Women’s History Month, we feel it’s time to put the wilderness-inspired Mama Grizzly title where it belongs most.
If birds were humans, they would be pretty worried right now about the upcoming migration across America. The House voted for massive budget cuts to the agencies responsible for protecting the continental flyways on which wild birds depend.
Recently, the House of Representatives, led by the new Republican House Majority, debated and passed HR1, the Continuing Resolution for FY 11. This legislation is one of the most harmful to our environment in American history ever to pass a single chamber of the US Congress. An assault is being made on air, water, lands and wildlife that will irrevocably harm our health, our quality of life, and our economic recovery.
ABC News discussed President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative with Wilderness Society spokesperson Emily Diamond-Falk this morning on the Now You Know segment with Stephanie Sy. In the interview, Diamond-Falk explains that American people are very concerned about the rate of degradation of public lands and how Americans are frustrated about the lack of outdoor time kids enjoy.
The sky is still pitch black when my dad and I arrive at the trailhead. There is a thin cloud cover that prevents even a glimmer of moonlight from reflecting on the hood of the burgundy Subaru. Dawn is still hours away.
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On Feb. 19, the House Majority — on a virtual straight party-line vote — passed an extreme budget bill, or continuing resolution,that if accepted by the Senate, will terminate funding for dozens of critical environmental programs and harm some of the nation’s bedrock conservation laws.