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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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Four decades of the Sierra Club

    Michael McCloskey’s autobiography, In the Thick of It: My Life in the Sierra Club, covers four decades of his life and work as an environmentalist

  • 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.

  • Udall patriarch laments startling changes

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

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