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[1THING] Blog: Archive for May, 2014

[ Dedication Ceremony Highlights Wilderness Leadership by Rep. Benishek and Sen. Levin on Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan ]

Michael Reinemer

As the Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness is officially dedicated today, The Wilderness Society praised Michigan Representative Dan Benishek and Senator Carl Levin for championing the bipartisan legislation that now protects this incredible place – the first wilderness area to be approved by C

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[ A win for wilderness: Sleeping Bear Dunes is now official! ]

The bipartisan bill to designate more than 32,500 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness passed the House of Representatives in March 2014, conferring the highest possible level of public land protection on an area known as “

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[ Photo: Einstein tours fossilized trees at Petrified Forest National Park ]

This particular photo was taken on a trip in 1931.

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[ New bill seeks to connect kids with nature ]

Kids don’t spend as much time outside as they used to, to the detriment of their health, happiness and overall connection with nature. Now, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Sen.

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[ Oil Drillers’ Burning of Natural Gas Costs U.S. Millions in Revenue ]

The flaring of waste natural gas from drilling operations is costing taxpayers millions every year.

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[ New bill aims to get kids outside and healthy ]

AlexanderSeyb

Healthy kids needs healthy lands – The Wilderness Society

A new bill from Senator Mark Udall and Rep. Ron Kind aims to get kids (and their parents) back outside to improve their health and their connections to the great outdoors. 

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[ Report: climate change puts U.S. monuments and landmarks at risk ]

According to new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists, notable historic, cultural and natural sites around the country could be damaged or d

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[ The fascinating stories behind Wilderness namesakes ]

Since the Wilderness Act was passed in 1964, public lands accorded the federal government’s highest level of protection have ranged across 44 states (and Puerto Rico) and covered close to 110 million acres.

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[ New Colorado BLM director has many conservation opportunities ]

Being tasked with managing the millions of acres of our shared Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in Colorado is no easy job. Finding the right balance in managing those lands requires careful planning as well as strong leadership from the state office down.

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[ 9 legendary waters in American wilderness ]

These are waterways where the river’s free-flowing character has been protected by prohibiting dams and ensuring corridors are undeveloped. 

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