While each story below is uniquely horrible, there are hundreds more cases of devastated businesses, distressed workers and disappointed vacationers -- and these are on top of the stories that our unjustly victimized furloughed workers would tell.
Yet another industry that relies on our public lands has fallen victim to the government shutdown.
Visiting wilderness creates memories to cherish for years. Here are some tips for creating photographs to capture memories of the wild creatures you see.
By Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society
Update: Saturday, Oct. 12
The federal government reopened Thursday, Oct. 16 after Congress passed a short-term budget deal to fund the government through Jan. 15.
Craters of the Moon National Wilderness Area is located and Idaho, and is comprised of 43,234 acres of unique and otherworldly wilderness.
President Obama has vowed to urge Congress to designate new wilderness in the Refuge. Encourage him to keep fighting for this threatened land.