Our Insider Tips will help you enjoy outdoor recreation to the fullest, while protecting the wild places you love.
Backcountry journeys take you away from civilization and into the deep heart of wilderness. Begin preparing for a new wilderness expedition now.
Camping, one of our favorite wilderness activities, provides affordable fun and the chance to really experience wilderness. Check out some tips on how to find and preserve your ideal camping spot.
Outdoor recreation can help cultivate a child’s passion for wilderness. The experiences they have outdoors can also bond families and create special memories. Learn how to make nature fun for the whole family.
Leave the civilized world behind with a hike. Learn insider tips on day hikes, hiking vacations and night hiking.
Nature walking conveys many benefits: mental health, better concentration, and a chance to teach kids about nature. Learn how to make the most of your nature walks.
There’s nothing like a tranquil moment in wilderness to calm your mind and enhance your awareness of nature. Learn how to find tranquil spots that nourish your soul.
It’s all too easy to feel isolated from nature when you’re a city dweller. But outdoor recreation escapes are often closer than you think. Learn how to find and enjoy a much-needed dose of wilderness.
Do you enjoy hearing the "whoosh" of whitewater rapids passing by? Or perhaps a high-altitude encounter with a sheer rock face is your thing. Get the inside scoop on enjoying wild recreation while protecting wilderness for future thrill-seekers.
Maximize your chances of winning the wildlife lottery--spotting that rare animal you hope to encounter --by using a few simple tips.
Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
- Thursday, February 4, 2016
Rather than using taxpayer dollars, the program’s funds come from a small slice of royalties from oil and gas leases in publicly owned offshore waters.
The 2017 budget would invest $900 million for conservation and recreation projects, which is the annual amount authorized by the 1964 bill that created this popular program. However, actual funding approved by Congress has traditionally fallen far short of that amount.
Alan Rowsome at The Wilderness Society commented:
- Friday, January 22, 2016
“The proposed guidelines from the Bureau of Land Management governing natural gas waste are a huge step forward toward ensuring public resources on federal lands are used for Americans’ benefit, and not wasted.
“For too long, oil and gas companies have been able to vent and flare unlimited quantities of natural gas and ignore massive leaks from outdated infrastructure. These unregulated actions have immense consequences for American taxpayers, who lose out on more than $330 million annually from gas that is not being sold.
- Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The 2016 Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI) draft released by Utah Representative Rob Bishop fails to provide adequate protections for scenic public lands in the state, would undermine bedrock environmental laws and threatens to despoil key public lands.