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Rafting the Colorado river, hiking through Yosemite Valley, and camping under the stars in the Great Smoky Mountains. Sound fun? We thought so. Celebrate the Wild Days of Summer with The Wilderness Society

 

It’s not too late to plant grass seed. It’s best to plant in the fall–the break from weeds gives the seeds a chance to grow, but you can still plant now for a healthy lawn!

This week is going to be a wet one! Your garden might be a little too muddy to dig in right now, but if you’ve been planting already enjoy a week off from watering! If you haven’t been planting, once the rain stops, we will see some nice soft earth for tilling and digging.

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[ In memory of Alice Zahniser, widow of Wilderness Act author ]

The youngest of nine children, Zahniser was witness to the act that would set our nation’s highest standard for public lands protection. She typed the first handwritten draft of the Wilderness Act in early 1956.

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[ Finally, closure: delivering the Green Mountain Lookout bill to Darrington ]

On Sunday, July 20, I had the pleasure of taking part in a small community gathering in Darrington, Washington, celebrating closure on an issue near and dear to the hearts of many: the protection of the historic Green Mountain Lookout.

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[ As Fiery Accidents Pile Up, U.S. Proposes New Rules for Oil Trains ]

The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out long-promised standards on Wednesday.

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[ Bill to protect Browns Canyon gets its day in Congress ]

Browns Canyon is an outdoor recreation mecca, and one of Colorado’s most treasured landscapes. It is enjoyed by whitewater boaters, hikers and anglers fishing for trout in of the the state’s largest stretch of gold metal waters.

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[ National park visitors added $26.5 billion to economy in 2013 ]

In a study released July 18, the National Park Service (NPS) announced that its network of parks and other public lands

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