I am swinging a pulaski deep into the ground, hoping to chip off a nice large chunk of soil. I am on Sampson Mountain on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Tennessee Wilderness Act of 1986, doing trail maintenance in this magnificent wilderness.
On Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska, a coalition of conservation organizations, including The Wilderness Society, is working with partners to undo the damage caused by decades of clearcut logging in the Tongass National Forest—logging that had devastated t
Peter Aengst - The Wilderness Society, Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Jan 4, 2011
Having just celebrated the beginning of a new year, we also now embark on a new decade. Perhaps this is a good time to take stock of how land conservation is faring.
The words of that great Republican conservationist Theodore Roosevelt provide a good yardstick to measure our present situation. He wrote close to a century ago that, "The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, not impaired, in value."