As the Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness is officially dedicated today, The Wilderness Society praised Michigan Representative Dan Benishek and Senator Carl Levin for championing the bipartisan legislation that now protects this incredible place – the first wilderness area to be approved by C
The bipartisan bill to designate more than 32,500 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness passed the House of Representatives in March 2014, conferring the highest possible level of public land protection on an area known as “
The Wilderness Society’s president, Jamie Williams, responds to President Obama’s signing today of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act, which protects 32,557 acres along the mainland shore of Lake Michigan.
Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore and Nevada’s Pine Forest Range and Lyon County are under consideration to be protected as wilderness areas, part of a large backlog of public lands conservation bills.
The torrent of anti-conservation measures that have been introduced during the 112th Congress this year is certainly enough to dampen the spirits of wilderness supporters far and wide. But it is for this very reason that the Oct.
Global warming is already affecting Michigan, and will continue to do so for decades to come. In the absence of national policy that jumpstarts the clean energy economy and ramps down dangerous carbon emissions, our economy and wildlands are at an even greater risk.