By Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society
In June, President Obama introduced his Climate Action Plan, doubling the goal set during his first term to 20,000 megawatts' worth of renewable energy projects on public lands, generating clean, sustainable power for about six million homes.
This pattern is pushing drill rigs right to the edge of our communities and national parks, while leaving wildlands protection in the wake.
America's wild places offer oodles of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. But there's one type of recreation for which it seems the rules are not quite clear.
Adults aren't the only ones with a need to escape from daily stress - kids have a burning desire to stretch their legs in wild places too.
How can they get more connected?
Urban area wildlife refuges are a great way to expose children to nature and wildlife.
Righting the Ship: Renewable Energy on Public Lands