Latest Public land Stories

2014-06-26 08:21:59

Americans Asked to Share Experiences About Why Nature Matters to Them SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Trust for Public Land, the only national conservation organization dedicated to creating parks and protecting land for people, today announced the launch of #OurLand (tpl.org/ourland, #ourland), an outreach campaign designed to spur a movement to inspire people to share why nature matters to them. The #OurLand campaign invites all Americans to help protect "our...

2014-05-09 23:00:29

TWS supports BLM's decision to keep a portion of the canyon closed to motorized use based on the presence of fragile archaeological resources found throughout the area. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The Wilderness Society (TWS) issued the following statement regarding the closure violation planned for this weekend at Recapture Canyon in San Juan County, Utah: “Recapture Canyon is open to anyone who wants to hike or horseback in to enjoy its quiet beauty and marvel at the...

2014-01-08 23:01:34

The Wilderness Society's President Jamie Williams commends business commitment to America's public lands. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Wednesday that American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. will provide $1 million to help fund the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), and in doing so, will help put young people and veterans to work on America's public lands. American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing retailer that...

2013-12-19 23:03:15

Wilderness Society annual awards note eight areas of achievement by agency staff. Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 In an annual Wilderness Society review of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) activities, eight land management efforts are being recognized as significant achievements for 2013. The annual Comparative Analysis of Particular Excellence (CAPE) awards highlight agency plans and activities that promote conservation of our wildlands and seek to achieve “balance” for the...

2011-04-15 10:00:00

Pew report maps 10 national treasures jeopardized by 1872 law WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Obama administration considers whether to put federal land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park off limits to future mining claims, a report by the Pew Environment Group shows many national parks and landmarks are in jeopardy due to a dramatic increase in gold, uranium and other hardrock claims. The report calls on the Obama administration on the eve of National...

2010-12-26 07:20:00

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that the Obama administration plans to reverse a Bush-era policy and make millions of undeveloped acres of land once again eligible for federal wilderness protection. BBC News reported that the agency will replace the 2003 policy adopted under former Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Salazar said. That policy "” derided by some as the "No More Wilderness" policy "” stated that new areas could not be recommended for wilderness protection...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.