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The New Advocates
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June 27, 2016

Meet the new environmental advocates, a diverse generation of outdoor enthusiasts and activists forging their way in the conservation movement. In this special issue, eco-minded veterans, Latinos rising, and Hopi raft guides.

Feature

What if I’m not white?
What if I’m not white?
A former sports writer tries to find a place for himself in the outdoors.
The grand plan to save the Yellowstone River
The grand plan to save the Yellowstone River
Can one man’s pie-in-the-sky idea save one of the West’s most iconic and underloved rivers?

Current

Meet the badasses bringing outdoor rec to the people who pioneered it
Meet the badasses bringing outdoor rec to the people who pioneered it
More groups are focused on getting Native Americans outside.
#whereisjose: The man forging a new path in the outdoors
#whereisjose: The man forging a new path in the outdoors
José González is tapping into Latinos’ passion for nature.
A new generation of warriors for the wild
A new generation of warriors for the wild
Sierra Club rec head Stacy Bare sees a role for veterans in conservation.
Meet the new advocates for the West
Meet the new advocates for the West
A generation of young Western activists are using outdoor sports as a step towards conservation.
Meet the group that’s turning artists into nature’s advocates
Meet the group that’s turning artists into nature’s advocates
In the backcountry, an experiment in using art to elevate environmental issues.
Exploding oil train, heroin highways and the EPA’s civil rights record

Editor's Note

Essays

Nature’s worth, through filmmakers’ eyes
Nature’s worth, through filmmakers’ eyes
A new wave of outdoor films encompass both conservation and adventure.

Conversation

Diversity in the outdoors, one hashtag at a time
Diversity in the outdoors, one hashtag at a time
A conversation with Teresa Baker, founder of Hike Like a Girl.

Book Reviews

See the vanishing rest stops of the American West
See the vanishing rest stops of the American West
A review of “The Last Stop” and a look at iconic roadside waypoints.

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