African-American participation in the armed forces dates back to the Revolutionary War. During the Civil War over 180,000 black men fought for the Union Army in volunteer regiments. The stirring movie “Glory,” starring Morgan Freeman, dealt with that period.
The Wilderness Society is celebrating a big anniversary in 2010: our 75th. Anniversaries are a great time to look back and gain perspective on just how far we have come — even as we look forward to a future bright with possibilities.
Since keeping wild places wild is our business here at The Wilderness Society, we’re always on the quest for photographs that capture the spectacular beauty of wilderness and show Americans why they should protect these places. Back in November, we asked our supporters to help us out by sharing their prized photographs for the 2010 Wilderness Greeting Card Photo Contest.
Take a close look at our national forests and you will find that they are scarred by a vast network of unused roads left over from years past. This road system was born of industrial logging practices allowed decades ago, but today it’s an outdated, crumbling and environmentally-harmful vestige on the land.
It’s time to start removing these roads, not only because doing so will improve water quality and help decrease a massive maintenance backlog, but because it will give us one more tool in the fight against climate change.
Often times the National Journal’s Energy and Environment blog host forums for experts to post their opinions on topics making the news as of late. Bill Meadows, The Wilderness Society’s President, appreciates these opportunities to engage with others.
Often times the National Journal’s Energy and Environment blog host forums for experts to post their opinions on topics making the news as of late. Bill Meadows, The Wilderness Society’s President, appreciates these opportunities to engage with others. This week he joined the conversation being hosted by reporter Amy Harder about renewable energy.
The Rico-West Dolores landscape, located within the breathtaking San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado, is a popular retreat for hikers, horseback riders, wildlife viewers, and other quiet recreationists.
James Cameron’s latest movie, “Avatar,” is affecting America far more than a nation-wide increase of popcorn sales. There are plenty of reasons why this is the highest grossing film of all time, but I’m raving about the movie because this film promotes the values of human connection to the earth and the importance of caring for people for our planet.
After Wilderness Society members sent thousands of letters and emails to Congress, U.S. lawmakers have insisted the Forest Service not abandon its duty of protecting vulnerable wild lands recommended for Wilderness designation.