Latest Wilderness Stories
By Mike Matz When we think of what kind of country we wish to leave our children and grandchildren, we probably would rather not hand down a nation bereft of its natural wonders with its once-abundant resources depleted, gone forever.
Conservation groups want about 62,000 acres in North Dakota's Badlands to be off limits to oil and gas development. Their proposal also seeks to protect a 5,410-acre area of the Sheyenne National Grasslands in eastern North Dakota. Congress would have to approve the federal wilderness designation.
By Linda V. Mapes, Seattle Times Aug. 3--Come and get it: Washington's newest wilderness area, Wild Sky, is as pretty as it gets -- and has something to offer just about everybody.
By KEN MIDKIFF Lately, just about every news story that has to do with drilling in ANWR, national forest protection, energy policy and other so- called conservation issues contains quotes of representatives from "environmental groups." This is done in the style of objective journalism, as if maybe, just maybe, there's another side to a story about decimation and destruction in the name of profit and in the interest of reporting both sides of the story.
By Victor Skinner, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 20--EMPIRE -- Benzie County agencies continue to bemoan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore's preferred general management plan, while park officials work to finalize the years-long project.
By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 19--The conflict between motorized travel and quieter recreation isn't likely to subside any time soon in the Kanab region. The U.S.
By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Nevada wilderness advocates have launched a new drive for Congress to designate more federally protected land in Clark County, and are targeting Rep. Jon Porter to take a lead on what could be a controversial issue.
WANTED: Grassland manager, must like birds, ramblers and be prepared to look after one of Wales' most westerly farms. The National Trust is looking for an environmentally-aware farmer to care for Penrhyn Mawr, a family farm near the tip of the Llyn Peninsula.
By STACI MATLOCK Tom Udall leads a push to recognize the 17,638-acre Sabinoso Wilderness World: Public access relies on landowners SABINOSO WILDERNESS, N.M. -- Sam DesGeorges rested his buckskin horse on a rocky trail midway up a mesa in northeastern New Mexico.
By Ed Dentry Let freedom ring. To say the view from a granite knob high above the east bank of the Arkansas River inspires patriotic sentiment would be an understatement. This is where our country lives - or at least, it's one of the remnants we've beaten it back to.
The Francis Marion National Forest can be found north of Charleston, South Carolina. It’s named for revolutionary war hero Francis Marion, who was known to the British as the Swamp Fox. It lies completely within the Middle Atlantic coastal forests ecoregion. This national forest is contained completely in the counties of Charleston and Berkeley and is 258,864 acres in size. The forest contains the towns of Huger, Jamestown, McClellanville, and Awendaw. Charleston offers emergency...
- A political dynamiter.