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April 27, 2017

Bigger is Better

By Howie Wolke
 
When it comes to wilderness, bigger is better. This is as true from an ecological perspective as it is from that of the human wilderness experience.

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January 12, 2017

Sigurd Olson and the Establishment of Voyageurs National Park

By Kevin Proescholdt
 
Last year, 2016, marked the centennial of the formation of the National Park Service.  The heightened awareness of the National Park Service surrounding this anniversary has triggered a fresh interest in the national parks that this agency manages.  Of particular interest to those with an interest in Sigurd F. Olson is the story of national parks in Sig’s home state of Minnesota and Sig’s role with them. 

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October 27, 2016

Wilderness Intended as Refuge from Bikes and other Mechanization

By Kevin Proescholdt
 
Several recent opinion pieces from around the country have asked why mountain bikes cannot be allowed to ride in Congressionally-designated Wildernesses.  Mountain bikers have even had a new bill introduced in Congress (S. 3205) to open all Wildernesses in the country to mountain bikes and chainsaws.  But the short answer to their question is that allowing bicycles in these areas would defeat the very purpose of setting aside and protecting these areas as Wilderness

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August 11, 2016

Wolke on Wheels

By Howie Wolke
 
If, in 1975, I could have peered into a crystal ball and seen that groups of mostly young, physically fit people would replace extractive industry as the primary organized impediment to Wilderness designations and to keeping Wilderness wild, my jaw would have dropped. Yet that’s exactly what has happened.

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January 26, 2016

It’s time to change how we administer Wilderness and strengthen the National Wilderness Preservation System

By Brett Haverstick
 
Taking a long trip into the backcountry during winter doesn’t appeal to some people. That’s understandable. But I enjoy it, and it’s something I try to do a few times a year. Winter backpacking is very different, and more challenging, compared to strapping on the pack during other seasons. Read more...

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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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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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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