I’m Michelle Haefele, an economist with The Wilderness Society in Denver. I’m also fourth generation Coloradoan. I grew up hiking and camping in mountains west of home, on our public forests and deserts.
When did it become open season on our open spaces? First, Congress slashed conservation and environmental programs. Then we saw a backroom deal that stopped the BLM’s new Wildlands policy in its tracks.
Greetings from sunny Ireland! I am excited to be writing this from the beautiful village of Drumshanbo on the shores of Lake Allen, 1.5 hours drive west of Dublin near the border with Northern Ireland. I was invited to speak at the inaugeral Robert John Kane Energy Symposium, Ireland
The Wilderness Society's own JP Leous has hit the road to talk about the importance of protecting our landscapes from the effects of climate change. He is up in Alaska, where he will be speaking on climate-smart conservation at the U
Just how green will the Royal Wedding be? While, the carbon footprint produced by Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding this Friday will surely be giant — think of the resources used and the thousands of people traveling to be there — at least the royal couple are mak
There's something magical about the woods -- places that offer chances to hike, fish, and marvel at the wonder of nature. It can even inspire people to get in touch with the inner-artist that lives within us all.
Around this time of year I begin planning wildflower photography hikes. My only requirement for these adventures is that the trail must have a good variety of flowers. A bonus is if the trail is known for having any rare flowers or plants.
Our western wild lands were dealt a heavy blow recently when Congress passed a bill to fund the federal government through the remainder of fiscal year with a provision that prohibits the use of funds to implement the Bureau of Land Management’s