In Alaska, Jewell will visit with Native leaders, conservation groups. She'll take trips to several of Alaska’s wild and threatened places. This includes an overnight camping trip in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area we're fighting to protect.
More than 2 million acres of wilderness were protected on March 30, 2009, when the 111th Congress passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. Four years later, not a single wilderness bill has been passed out of Congress.
Last week, Americans who care about protecting the great outdoors joined The Wilderness Society and other conservation groups in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the great outdoors, advocate for wildlands conservation and address the growing need for Americans to reconnect with nature.