The House of Representatives just moved ahead with proposals that would allow damaging logging practices in some of our wildest forests while freezing the public out of land management decisions and putting wildlife habitat at risk.
In September 2018, the long-running and popular Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will expire. With it, perhaps: a long-running tradition of paying back the land so the next generation might fully enjoy it.
Study shows Montana lands that could lose protection are "comparable" to nationally significant national parks and wilderness areas in the lower 48 states--and in some cases, more valuable from a conservation standpoint.
Days after it was reported Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke planned to end "Every Kid in a Park," which gives fourth graders and their families free access to national parks and other public lands, the program is expected to be renewed for another year.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest's total value is estimated at up to $1 trillion, including $30 billion worth of "ecosystem services," a measure of clean air, water and other communally beneficial services provided by the forest.