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  • Wheelchairs and wilderness can coexist

    Accessible trails for wheelchair users should be a part of new wilderness legislation

  • Energy companies score massive refund checks

    A federal judge has ordered the government to buy back offshore oil and gas leases that energy companies say can’t be developed, leading some to wonder if the BLM will have to do the same with leases in potential wilderness areas

  • 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

  • The conservation hall of fame is too small

    The brothers Stewart and Mo Udall are two of the West’s conservation heroes, and their sons, Rep. Tom Udall of New Mexico and Rep. Mark Udall of Colorado, have very large shoes to fill in their own work for the Western landscape

  • Beehive state may get new wilderness — and more

    In Utah, an "omnibus" public-lands bill may create several new wilderness areas near Zion National Park, but at the same time authorize the auction of federal lands for development

  • Leave the wheels out of wilderness

    As enjoyable as mountain biking is, bikes simply don’t belong in the wilderness, partly because the faster you travel through a place, the smaller – and tamer – that place begins to seem.

  • Park Service wilderness in disarray

    National Park Service wilderness coordinator Jim Walters resigns in frustration over the agency’s neglect of wilderness, after the superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks allows helicopters in wilderness areas

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