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This is the thirtieth diary in my Expanding the National Parks series. Links to prior diaries are located at the bottom of this diary. Last time I was in New Hampshire, this time I'm in New Jersey, ...
by MorrellWI1983
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 04:39 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
This is the twenty-ninth diary in my series on expanding the National Parks. Prior diaries are linked at the bottom of this diary. Last time I was in Nevada, this time I'm in New Hampshire, the ...
by MorrellWI1983
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 03:39 PM PST with 8 Recommends
This is the twenty-eight diary in my Expanding the National Park Series. Prior Diaries in the Series are listed at the bottom of the Diary This time I'm In Nevada, the Silver State. In terns of ...
by MorrellWI1983
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2015 at 01:11 AM PST with 4 Recommends
This is the twenty-seventh diary in my expanding the National Parks System. Prior diaries are listed at the bottom of the diary. This week I'm visiting Nebraska the Cornhusker State. Nebraska only ...
by MorrellWI1983
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Feb 28, 2015 at 02:15 PM PST with 9 Recommends
More proof that good things are worth waiting for. About a year and a half ago, my family and I hiked in Colorado's Browns Canyon, along with some military veterans, Sierra Club volunteers, and ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2015 at 02:12 PM PST with 10 Recommends
President Obama is using his Big Stick authority under the Antiquities Act---first used by Theodore Roosevelt to save Devils Tower and the Grand Canyon---to create 3 new National Monuments on ...
by willyr
Comment Count 74 comments on Wed Feb 18, 2015 at 07:03 PM PST with 112 Recommends
I guess they really do -- "want to take ' their ' country back" ... New Congress Begins Anti-Environment Attack With ‘No More National Parks’ Bill by Claire Moser, thinkprogress.org -- Jan 16, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 90 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 07:21 PM PST with 128 Recommends
This is the twenty-sixth diary in my Expanding the National Parks System series. Links to previous diaries are located at the bottom of this diary under "Prior Diaries". This week I'm in Montana, ...
by MorrellWI1983
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 10:46 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Point Arena - Stornetta in California. Hello 2015! At the start of the New Year I often find myself looking ahead to what may come, eagerly anticipating new opportunities and preparing for new ...
by Dan Chu
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jan 08, 2015 at 12:11 PM PST with 12 Recommends
The Grand Canyon - photo by Jim Dougherty. Guest column by Marni McKinney, vice chair of the Sierra Club Foundation Board of Directors. This past September, I had the pleasure of joining The ...
by Dan Chu
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 07:25 AM PST with 17 Recommends
This piece was co-written with Hilary Shelton, Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy and Director of the Washington Bureau of the NAACP . Fifty years ago, Congress passed two landmark ...
by Dan Chu
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 09:30 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Telegraph Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia creative commons. In a wise move, President Obama recently designated about 350,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains, east ...
by Dan Chu
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Oct 09, 2014 at 10:05 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Today is the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act , passed to protect public land from development, among other reasons. The Act initially protected 9 million acres, but since then Congress has ...
by willyr
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 09:36 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaking in the new Organ Mountains - Desert Peaks National Monument. On Wednesday, May 21, President Obama gave a gift to all ...
by Dan Chu
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri May 30, 2014 at 07:04 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group.  It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you.  Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
by OceanDiver
Comment Count 84 comments on Fri May 30, 2014 at 06:30 AM PDT with 52 Recommends
A view in the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument , 496,000 acres in the southern Rockies designated by President Obama ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 79 comments on Mon May 26, 2014 at 02:15 PM PDT with 96 Recommends
For more than a century, presidents have been using the Antiquities Act to save our national treasures, and President Obama's just-announced designation of the Organ Mountains - Desert Peaks ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon May 19, 2014 at 04:03 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
After signing a petition to our congress critter re: H.R. 1459, I received the following reply. A form email surely, but at least a reply. Since the bill did pass the House and will be sent to the ...
by bisleybum
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 12:31 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Earlier today, the House passed H.R. 1459, the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act by a vote of 221 to 201. The bill is designed to stymie the presidential ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 04:16 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
This one is urgent. The House is moving on a terrible new bill that will effectively say: No new national parks. It's being pushed by a well-known Big Oil-funded congressman, and the vote is ...
by Nathan Empsall SierraRise
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 11:22 AM PDT with 8 Recommends