Places Worth Protecting

Twin Lakes, near Bridgeport, California, hasn’t been intensely developed, solely because of its remote location. There are clusters of private cabins. The terrain would make for an outrageous ski area but, it is too far out of the way to be successful. So, the best use of this land is to preserve it. My Instagram:

Both Sides of the Fence – Another Look at the Defense Bill Natural Resource Rider

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), sending it on to the Senate and then to Obama for approval.  Imbedded in this $585 billion dollar defense bill is a 451 page rider titled Natural Resources Related General Provisions.  This political maneuver of attaching rider bills is frowned upon across …

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Of Wolves and Wilderness

The following guest column was written by George Nickas, executive director of Missoula-based Wilderness Watch, and one of the nation’s leading experts on  Wilderness Act policy and management.  Please consider this opinion piece a follow-up to this January 8 post. – mk Of Wolves and Wilderness By George Nickas “One of the most insidious invasions …

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Presidential Proclamation: September is National Wilderness Month

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In September 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, recognizing places “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” Throughout our history, countless people have passed …

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