The concept may need some rethinking, but it's still an important way to preserve some of our most treasured land.
by John Hart,
Jul 23, 2014
America needs wilderness to preserve its soul, not to mention its water, air and wildlife.
by Tim Lydon,
Dec 17, 2009
Both sides of the contentious debate over a proposed Idaho
wilderness bill invoke Howard Zahniser, father of the Wilderness
Act -- and both sides have a point.
by Jon Christensen,
Jan 22, 2007
As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Wilderness
Act, it’s time we got back to a realistic attitude about
proposed wilderness, saving actual places, no matter how small they
are, instead of holding out for mega-proposals
by Matt Jenkins,
Aug 30, 2004
Scott Groene of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
disagrees with a recent High Country News essay about the best way
to protect our remaining wilderness
by Scott Groene,
Sep 27, 2004
Stewart Udall talks about his years as Interior secretary,
and criticizes the Bush administration’s environmental
by Ray Ring,
Oct 11, 2004
A lawsuit raises questions about how far environmentalists should go to keep wilderness 'untrammeled.'
by Nathan Rice,
Jan 24, 2012
The U.S. Army has no reason to oppose the proposed Red Table Mountain wilderness in Colorado, because its helicopter training flights could easily be grandfathered in.
by Connie Harvey,
Sep 28, 2011
Earth Day, which was first celebrated 40 years ago, was largely created by Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic senator from Wisconsin who fought hard for environmental laws.
by Tim Lydon,
Apr 13, 2010
An off-roading conservationist navigates some gnarly landscape on the road to more protection for the Utah desert.
by Craig Childs,
Jul 21, 2014