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Feb 25, 2019

The Not So Good Public Lands Omnibus Bill

By George Nickas

 
As they say, the devil is in the details, and when the likes of anti-public lands legislators Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) stamp their approval on a massive 698-page public lands omnibus bill, we’d best dig deep. So, why isn’t that happening?

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Jan 22, 2019

The Outlook for Wilderness in Congress

By George Nickas and Kevin Proescholdt

 
Now that the 116th Congress has convened, the good news is no longer will the likes of Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) set the agenda and tone for wilderness and public lands legislation in the People's House. Largely gone from public debate will be the tidal wave of terrible legislation that threatened to undo a half-century of Wilderness protection.

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Oct 04, 2018

What’s Wrong with Monitoring Volcanoes in Wilderness?

By Kevin Proescholdt
 
Wilderness Watch recently objected to a Forest Service decision to allow permanent seismic monitoring stations in the Glacier Peak Wilderness in Washington state. If this decision doesn’t change, the Forest Service would fail to protect and preserve Glacier Peak’s wilderness conditions consistent with the 1964 Wilderness Act. Beyond Glacier Peak, any Wilderness—including those surrounding seismically-active Yellowstone National Park or elsewhere—would be damaged by the installation and servicing of any kind of permanent monitoring stations.

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Sep 28, 2018

Why Wilderness? It's Irreplaceable

By Franz Camenzind
 
There is a lot being said about wilderness these days: some misrepresentations and a lot of confusion as to what wilderness is, legally and ecologically. First, wilderness designation is the best land protection law our nation has. Read more...

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May 01, 2018

Wilderness Giant Stewart “Brandy” Brandborg Moves on at 93

By Kevin Proescholdt

 
On April 14th, wilderness legend Stewart M. “Brandy” Brandborg broke camp one last time from his home in Hamilton, Montana, and headed over the Divide. He was 93.

Brandy was a giant in the wilderness movement, and the last surviving architect of the 1964 Wilderness Act.. Read more...

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Feb 21, 2018

Isle Royale Wolves: I Vote for Nature's Way

By Franz Camenzind
 
Isle Royale is both a National Park (1940) and a designated Wilderness Area (1976)...As a Wilderness, its clear purpose is to protect the area so as to preserve its natural conditions in a manner that generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature; where humanity's preservationist's footprint leaves at most, only a faint impression. Read more...

Time to Change how we Administer Wilderness

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Wolke on Wheels

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Wilderness Intended as Refuge from Bikes

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Sigurd Olson and the Establishment of Voyageurs

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Wilderness: The Next 50 Years?

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Wilderness in the Eternity of the Future

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50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

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Wilderness More Important than Ever

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Can We Still Keep Wilderness Wild?

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Paddling would mar wild landscapes

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A Winter Visit to Cumberland Island Wilderness

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So-Called Conservation Groups Betray Wilderness

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The evolution of Monte Dolack's Commemorative Wilderness Poster

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Wilderness Advocate Polly Dyer Recognized with Honorary Doctorate

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Cheering 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act

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Of Wolves and Wilderness


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Wolves and Isle Royale: Manipulated Zoo or Wild Wilderness?

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A Brief History of Quid Pro Quo Wilderness

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Seeing What All the Dam Fuss Is About

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Wilderness: What and Why


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State Agency Game Farming Is Not Compatible...

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Snow Kiting In Wilderness

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The Most Serious Attack on America's Wilderness

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The Surgeon’s Strike Against the Wilderness Act

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Bill Worf, Wilderness Champion, Has Died at 85



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Wilderness: A Place to Unplug

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At Glacier National Park, History Trumps Wilderness

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Wilderness: A Plan for Change

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Your vote will help gain a stronger stewardship policy for wildlife refuge Wilderness

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Wilderness and Overpopulation

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The Need for Wilderness Litigation

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Perseverance Pays Off


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Building New History in Wilderness

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Cleaning up the Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act

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Not Open for Business


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