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How faith plays into the new conservation debate
Two sides call a truce, at least for now.
Amy Mathews Amos
Jan. 19, 2015
For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
But not all conservation groups think the gains are worth the losses.
Dec. 11, 2014
Dear Forest Service: Today’s John Muir shoots video
Let people take all the images they want in wilderness areas.
Nov. 10, 2014
The Latest: Sustainable seafood advocates vs. wilderness purists
After years of court battles, an oyster company in a national park agrees to shut down.
Oct. 27, 2014
How to pass a wilderness bill in 2014
Lessons from southwest Colorado’s Hermosa Creek.
Oct. 15, 2014
Obama declares new national monument in the mountains above Los Angeles
Trails, campgrounds and wildlands will qualify for federal funding for improvements.
Judith Lewis Mernit
Oct. 13, 2014
Beauty and chaos, standing together
Review of ‘The Carry Home; Lessons from the American Wilderness’ by Gary Ferguson.
Sept. 15, 2014
The Wilderness Act turns 50 today
High Country News coverage of the evolution of wilderness since 1970.
Sept. 3, 2014
New Mexico delays controversial Gila vote
Many unanswered questions remain about proposals to divert the state's last undammed major river.
Aug. 28, 2014
The Ansel Adams Wilderness
National Geographic photographer follows in big footsteps.
Aug. 4, 2014
The Latest: 20,000 Utah acres protected from drilling
A landswap that will keep the oil and gas industry from Desolation Canyon.
Aug. 1, 2014
On the Wilderness Act's 50th, a backpack into the Weminuche
Author ponders Wilderness Act on its 50th birthday.
July 24, 2014
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.
July 23, 2014
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