Category Archives for Lines in the Sand

Extinction; a deplorable failure

By Dr. Brian Horejsi Article first published in Counterpunch, May 2, 2018 In April 2018 Canada’s most southerly caribou population, one shared by British Columbia and Idaho, dwindled to three animals, all females. Along with numerous other scientists and honest activists, I expected this, and predicted it 30 years ago when the population already numbered […]

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It’s Your Refuge

By Brad Meiklejohn Please don’t call it “ANWR.” The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is not an acronym. We don’t refer to Yellowstone as “YELL” or Central Park as “CEPA.” By reducing it to four letters, the oil industry hopes you’ll forget that this place is a refuge that belongs to all of us. Conservationists have […]

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Using the Bundys for Good: Finding the Silver Lining for Public Lands

(Editors’ note: Public lands conservation veteran and gadfly Andy Kerr sees the Bundy band as both an existential threat and an existential opportunity for America’s public lands. This article is adapted from the fourth of four Public Lands Blog posts that examine the government mishandling of the Bundys, the Bundys’ legal troublemaking, and the opportunities for the […]

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Defending our Public Lands, Yellowstone to Uintas Connection

By Logan Christian Outreach and Development Director Yellowstone to Uintas Connection Shifting from Resistance to Assistance Extending between the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Utah’s Uinta Mountains, the 350-mile long Yellowstone to Uintas Wildlife Corridor encompasses national parks, monuments, wildlife and bird refuges and wilderness areas. This corridor connects the Northern and Southern Rockies, providing critical […]

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The Attack on the National Park System, Part 1

The National Park System is very popular with the American people: it’s nearly overwhelmed with visitors, and it’s an American institution we might think the Trump administration would leave alone. We would be wrong. In its first year the administration has initiated more attacks of potentially devastating consequences for the Park System than any administration […]

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Patagonia Fires Another Shot in the Public Lands Battle

From Outside, by Ariella Gintzler, Thursday, March 29, 2018 The clothing company has, once again, come out against the Trump Administration for its handling of public lands. Patagonia wants everyone to know they’ve been lied to. Three months ago, the California-based outdoor apparel maker responded to the shrinking of what was then called Bears Ears National Monument with […]

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Strategic Defense in Wildly Challenging Times

By Shelley Silbert and Lauren Berutich, Great Old Broads for Wilderness Two years ago, we could not have imagined the political reality in which our country finds itself today – a democracy turned corporatocracy, led by an aspirant king with an Interior Secretary as henchman and the congressional majority as accomplice. For national public lands, […]

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