Giving Tuesday, the global celebration of charitable giving that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is right around the corner (November 28). This year, our national monuments and public lands are under attack from the Trump Administration, and our critical on-the-ground work within these lands is at risk. Stand with us on Giving Tuesday to keep us moving forward. Photo: Katy Schaffer
In this story from northern New York’s Watertown Daily Times, reporter Marcus Wolf covers our own John Davis’s trek along the Algonquin to Adirondack (A2A) connection, which spans across the U.S.-Canada border. John is meeting fellow conservationist John Allport, who is hiking the Canadian side of the A2A connection, in the middle of the trail at Wellesley Island State Park. Photo: John Davis
Wildlands Network’s wildways trekker, John Davis, and conservation friends from the U.S. and Canada are exploring the Algonquin to Adirondack connection on the ground this month, simultaneously hiking northwest and southeast from their respective countries toward the St. Lawrence River, to celebrate the historic journey of Alice the Moose along this trail and investigating the possibility of an eventual A2A International Scenic Trail. Photo: William C. Gladish
NINETY-ONE YEARS HAVE PASSED since Chile’s first national park was established, and every full-term Chilean president since has expanded the country’s park system. When the presidential photo-op occurred during the recent administrations of Chilean presidents Sebastian Pinera and Ricardo Lagos, there also stood Douglas Tompkins—whose private philanthropy prompted the birth of Chile’s Yendegaia and Corcovado National Parks, among others. Photo: Antonio Vizcaíno
Saturday, September 30th is National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest volunteer effort for public lands. While most Americans love their public lands, we recognize that many of our beloved parks and monuments fail to fully embrace the history of the cultures that lived and thrived in these places long before Teddy Roosevelt started protecting them. But that’s quickly changing. Photo: U.S. Department of the Interior
Our celebrity ambassador, Jon Huertas, is a big hit in Hollywood, having played a leading role on “Castle” before taking on his current persona as Miguel on NBC’s blockbuster family drama, “This Is Us.” In this exclusive interview, Jon shares highlights from his recent rafting trip down the Colorado River with Wildlands Network, and tells us about his early introduction to wildlife, his passion for mountain lions, and his commitment to educating young people about why we need wildness. Photo: Tracey Butcher
During last month’s solar eclipse, our own John Davis caught up with Congressman Don Beyer on the Appalachian Trail. The Congressman spoke eloquently about the need for the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, which would provide better connectivity for both humans and wildlife along footpaths and trails like the AT. Photo: John Davis
In a leaked report, Interior Secretary Zinke recommends President Trump shrink at least 4 monuments and modify 6 others, opening them up to harmful special interests like mining, logging, commercial fishing and drilling. Join Wildlands Network as we stand against this devastating news and defend our national monuments. Photo: Bob Wick, BLM.
I see “rewilding our hearts” as a dynamic personal journey and transformative exploration that not only fosters the development of corridors of coexistence and compassion for wild animals, but also facilitates connections between our hearts and our brains. In turn, these connections—or reconnections—result in actions that make the lives of animals better. Photo: David Moskowitz
When writer Paula MacKay decided to join Wildlands friends on a float trip down the Upper Missouri River, she stepped out of her comfort zone and into the waterway traveled by Lewis and Clark more than 200 years ago. In the final section of her travel essay, she explores the rewards of river time and the challenges of being a conservationist. Photo: Robert Long
In this editorial, Wildlands Network’s Kim Crumbo and the Sierra Club’s Sandy Bahr criticize the United State’s Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mexican wolf recovery plan for ignoring recovery recommendations from the scientific community. Photo: Jose Luis Magana, AP.
Wildlands Network sale a carretera este mes para hacer un inventario de sitios potenciales para nuevos pasos de fauna a lo largo de la Carretera Federal 2, aproximadamente paralela a la frontera con Estados Unidos, en las Islas del Cielo de Sonora. Foto: Ricardo Felix
Wildlands Network is hitting the road this month to inventory potential sites for new wildlife crossings along Highway 2, which roughly parallels the U.S.-Mexico border, in the Sky Islands of Sonora, Mexico. Photo: Wildlands Network
THE FOURTH CURRENT—along with Monumentalism, Biodiversity Conservation (including representation of ecosystems), and Island Biogeography—in the modern conservation movement is the idea of rewilding—the scientific argument for restoring big wilderness based on the regulatory roles of large predators. Photo: David Moskowitz
For years, I’ve asked myself why a city girl from Boston—and an animal lover repelled by cruelty in all forms—has dedicated her career to advocating for creatures who must kill for a living.