Editor's Note: West Virginia Wilderness Coalition Campaign Coordinator Mike Costello is sharing his Great Outdoors America Week (Go America Week) trip to Washington D.C. in live time through this blog, Twitter and Facebook.
Business owners, military vets, bilingual community members and conservation advocates - many of them on their first visit to DC - carefully prepped materials and presentations for a week of more than 20 visits.
Corporate polluters may soon gain access to another huge slice of wilderness as U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pushes forward risky legislation this summer that opens tens of millions of acres of pristine American lands.
The Wilderness Society and a coalition of more than 100 local and national groups sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives on June 14 asking them to oppose a bill that would end protections for vast tracks of pristine wild lands.
Tune in to NPR's Diane Rehm show on June 7 from 11 a.m.-noon Eastern to hear Wilderness Society President William Meadows share our plan for fighting back against the anti-wilderness agenda in Washington.
The Department of Interior took a major step backward on wilderness protection June 1. Bowing to political opposition from right-wing members of Congress, the Administration seems to be moving away from its landmark Wild Lands Policy, put in place just five months ago to help the Bureau of
In a Congressional season marked by radical anti-wilderness legislation and historic cuts to environmental programs that protect our land, water, and air, bipartisan action in the Senate seems increasingly rare.
While I was an undergraduate at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, I often took refuge from hitting the books by hiking the Dripping Springs Trail at the base of the Organ Mountains. Over the years, I introduced the area to several friends and cousins, many of whom still recount fo