One week removed from a very successful Great Outdoors America Week, which brought together over 200 outdoor enthusiasts from around the country, the need for continued advocacy of our public lands is even more apparent.
How is it that an oil and gas industry rolling in profits can manage to receive government subsidies and tax breaks while conservation programs that are only a small part of the federal budget are threatened with the ax as Congress attempts to balance America’s budget?
Statement of David Alberswerth, Senior Policy Advisor, The Wilderness Society Before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Regarding H.R. 2852, the “Action Plan for Public Lands and Education Act of 2011” September 22, 2011
WASHINGTON -- James Stewart's famed character "Jefferson Smith" was ready to fight for a national boys camp that would give kids a chance to develop character while experiencing the great outdoors. When the idealistic "Mr.
While all kinds of ideas for cutting the federal budget deficit are swirling around the Capitol, The Wilderness Society is making one thing abundantly clear: Congress should stop its assault on wilderness and the recreation economy and instead make green-friendly cuts like eliminating oil and ga
Anti-wilderness lawmakers in Washington, DC have their sights set again on our natural heritage – this time on eradicating the president’s ability to protect extraordinary American lands through national monument status.
Chaparral covers most of our four Southern California national forests, creating important habitat and watershed. But what is chaparral? And why does it burn so frequently here? What can communities do to prevent damage and risk from wildfire?