Hiking with kids is a great way to get them connected to the outdoors at a young age, but it can also be intimidating for the parent planner. We challenge you to get the kids in your life out on the trail this summer, because part of preserving wilderness for future generations is teaching youth to appreciate and enjoy nature. Following are ten tips to make that hike go smoothly and keep mom and dad on the kids’ good side:
One of spring’s greatest joys is its abundance of beautiful wildflowers. From alpine mountains to dense wetlands to steamy deserts, designated wilderness areas feature a plethora of wildflowers, which are thankfully protected as a cherished part of these landscapes.
Drilling, mining and of course logging all endanger bird habitat, so wilderness areas and wildlife refuges are crucial to the survival of some species. Some have of these wild areas even been designated Important Birding Areas - sites that provide essential habitat for one or more bird spec
Those of us who are committed to America's lands are becoming increasingly concerned about what has been referred to as the "constituency crisis." While millions still love enjoying our wild places, there has been a decline in interest in the past few
That part of us that seeks the beauty and wonder that wilderness offers often also wants to take a piece of wilderness home with us. But if we vow to leave no trace, then we know we can only take photographs.
Washington state celebrated a huge victory in early July as the state legislature passed into law a bill that will conserve 50,000 acres of land in the picturesque Teanaway River Valley, east of Seattle.