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[ Chuckwalla Bench Dec. 6 Four-Wheel Drive Tour Will Explore Wildlife, History, Geology. Mojave Desert Land Trust Co-hosts Free Trip to See Lands That Need Protection ]

Annette Kondo

Chuckwalla Bench is located about an hour east of Indio and is rich in stagecoach history, diverse wildlife and lush desert trees and plants.

[ New U.S. Ozone Rules Likely to Be Felt Nationwide ]

New EPA ozone rules could prompt greater efforts to clean the nation’s air.

[ Naomi Klein on How Canada’s First Nations Can Take on the Oil Industry and Win ]

Indigenous peoples may be key to combating climate change, author says.

[ 5 things we’re thankful for in 2014 ]

This Thanksgiving and holiday season there are so many things for wilderness lovers to be thankful for – in addition to the 758 designated wilderness areas covering nearly 110 million acres of American wild lands. Here’s a few at the top of our list:

[ 8 Thanksgiving-flavored wild spots ]

Thanksgiving is an ideal time to express gratitude for the good fortune in our lives as well as to stop and appreciate the incredible legacy of our wild public lands.


[ Study: polar bears declined 40 percent in past decade ]

A study published last week in Ecological Applications has shown that polar bear populations in the southern Beaufort Sea region have declined by 40 percent.


[ In Climate Talks, Spotlight Turns to India ]

India’s new leader talks about protecting nature, but what will he do about global warming?

[ Veterans: Congress must fund vital conservation program ]

Retired generals, veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and U.S.


[ New Mapping Project Details the Importance of Wilderness for Migrating Elk, Moose and Other Wildlife ]

Michael Reinemer

Designated wilderness areas provide important habitat for five migratory big-game species, according to a first-of-its-kind mapping project involving wildlife researchers at the University of Wyoming and cartographers at the University of Oregon.


[ A new settlement could protect some of Colorado’s most biologically rich public lands ]

A recent legal agreement should settle a long battle over whether or not to allow drilling on the highest lands of the plateau.