Black History Month is a time to remember and honor the many groups and individuals who contributed to the success and achievements of this country as well as to advancement for African Americans as a people.
Known as the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, the Obama administration’s proposal will protect 4.2 million acres of wild and vulnerable public land while setting aside specific areas for clean energy development.
Public wildlands give us so much. They provide places for recreation and solitude, clean air and water—even potent symbols for our national identity. If you're looking to give back to these lands, take a look at our list below.