Loop hikes are considered to be the pinnacle hiking experience.
With fresh views at every step, none of your time or energy is wasted.
This wilderness area was not only America's first wilderness, it was the world's.
One more hint: The wilderness is strongly associated with Aldo Leopold, one of the 20th Century's foremost conservationists.
Thanks to the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964, the U.S.
For Valentine's Day, the Department of Interior has started a tradition of asking the public for something rather romantic - photos and videos of marriage proposals and weddings.
The measure failed to reach the 60-vote threshold required for inclusion thanks to a bipartisan effort, as both Republican and Democratic senators opposed it.
Aldo Leopold co-founded The Wilderness Society in 1935, but his influence stretches far beyond that.
New research and maps released Nov. 19 outline with new clarity the exact routes that big-game species use to migrate to winter and summer ranges.
Federally protected wilderness areas offer loads of great outdoor recreation opportunities that go well beyond hiking.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed several pieces of locally-supported legislation on Nov. 13 that would protect irreplaceable wild landscapes, signaling hope for the current “lame duck” session of Congress.
The Wilderness Society joins the Department of the Interior in thanking veterans past and present for sacrifices made in service of our country.
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President Obama has vowed to urge Congress to designate new wilderness in the Refuge. Encourage him to keep fighting for this threatened land.