On November 7, more than 20 organizations, representing hundreds of thousands of Americans, sent a letter to President Trump with one clear message: Protect our National Monuments. Read the full text of the letter below.Read More
Our favorite stories about public lands and opportunities for you to get involved in protecting your outdoor experiences.
This week, the full House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act,” introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR). Under the guise of addressing fire, the bill proposes a number of deeply problematic provisions, including removing all required environmental analysis and public process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) from the development of forest plans, the management blueprints for national forests, which last 15 to 20 years, or more.Read More
Raising money is a great way to make sure that organizations working around the clock to protect public lands have the resources they need to do their work. Here are our top five tips for how to raise money for a cause you care about.Read More
The National Park Service announced yesterday that it is considering an increase in entrance fees to $70 at 17 of its most popular parks — in some cases tripling the cost. We strongly believe that entrance fees should never be set at levels where people are priced out of enjoying their public lands.Read More
New Reports Reveal Fundamental Connection between Human-powered Recreation and National Public Lands in Western States
Outdoor Alliance released its “Western States Recreation Reports” featuring the most comprehensive human-powered recreation data ever compiled. The reports share the extent of human-powered recreation, the economic impact and the importance of public lands to human-powered recreation for 12 western states. Human-powered recreation includes backcountry skiing, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and whitewater paddling.Read More