The 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act by President Lyndon Johnson was a cause for celebration across the country. Here is a look at how members of Congress saluted the momentous occasion.
In a wide-ranging discussion with Pedro Echevarria, Washington Journal’s producer and host, Huntley discussed why the half-century old law that created a way for Americans to protect their most pristine wildlands for future generations is more important than ever.
Often working in the shadows of better-known male conservationists, female conservation leaders helped drive the 20th century conservation movement. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we honor 11 of those women who have made a difference to America’s wild lands.
Designated wilderness, the highest level of public lands protection as outlined in 1964’s Wilderness Act, is full of animal life. This ranges from large, iconic mammals, such as wolves, bears and moose, to the smaller and lesser-seen.