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  • Reflections on the Wilderness Act at 50

    Reflections on the Wilderness Act at 50

    The concept may need some rethinking, but it's still an important way to preserve some of our most treasured land. Subscribers only

  • Setting the record straight on wilderness

    Setting the record straight on wilderness

    America needs wilderness to preserve its soul, not to mention its water, air and wildlife.

  • The great wilderness compromise

    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.

  • “W” in 2004: Taking stock of wilderness at 40

    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

  • Utah's wilderness warriors reply

    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

  • Udall patriarch laments startling changes

    Stewart Udall talks about his years as Interior secretary, and criticizes the Bush administration’s environmental policy

  • The logging town of Darrington, Wash., fights to save a fire lookout

    The logging town of Darrington, Wash., fights to save a fire lookout

    A lawsuit raises questions about how far environmentalists should go to keep wilderness 'untrammeled.'

  • Wilderness and military use can coexist

    Wilderness and military use can coexist

    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.

  • Only 40 years ago, the Earth got its day

    Only 40 years ago, the Earth got its day

    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.

  • Motorheads gone wild

    Motorheads gone wild

    An off-roading conservationist navigates some gnarly landscape on the road to more protection for the Utah desert. Subscribers only

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