Some recent news articles about issues we're working on—

Izembek Road lawsuit:

 

"Exhaustive studies have shown that a road through the Izembek Wilderness would severely impact wildlife and destroy the wilderness character of one of our nation's most diverse and biologically productive national wildlife refuges."


Environmental groups sue to block road through Alaska refuge (Washington Post), 1/31
Zinke Moves to Build Road Through an Alaskan Wilderness Area, 1/31
Environmental groups sue to block road through Alaska refuge (KTUU), 1/31

 

 

H.R. 1349-Mountain Biking in Wilderness bill:

 

“Wilderness says there is value beyond us out there...The inherent sense that some places should be left alone, that restraint and respect for nature, is what the human species has to embrace for nature to flourish, and ultimately for humans to flourish, on this planet. We can overrun Wildernesses if we want, but we’ve chosen not to. Building that sense of restraint and respect, having the human species develop that, is essential to the preservation of the world.”

Keep mountain bikes out of wilderness areas, 1/3 (This editorial also ran in The Missoulian, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Arizona Daily Sun, Napa Valley Register, and on Star2.com.)
Lawmakers Seek to Unlock Wilderness Areas to Mountain Bikers, 12/21
Do Bikes Belong in Wilderness Areas?, 12/20
Cheney: Keep bikes off wilderness lands, 12/20
Bill would allow mountain biking in wilderness areas, 12/18
Conservation groups oppose bikes in wilderness, 12/13
Bikes in Boundary Waters bill passes House committee,12/13 (This also ran in the West Central Tribune, Bemidji Pioneer, and Grand Forks Herald.)
McClintock steers biking bill as others pump the brakes, 12/8 (E&E News-no web link available.)
Mountain biking bill to go before Congressional subcommittee, 12/6
Congress considers allowing bikes, other wheeled devices in wilderness areas, 12/5

 

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