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ConservAmerica: Civilian Conservation Corps model could help America recover

Congress has so far approved three relief packages to address the pandemic, but ConservAmerica’s Alexandra Ogilvie says policymakers should go further and revive public service programs such as those popular during the Great Depression. She advocates for the revival of the Civilian Conservation Corps, which she says would provide relief and hope as well as […]

A small bipartisan step toward environmental justice passes in the Senate: Great American Outdoors Act

As we face the COVID-19 pandemic while once again confronting our greatest national sin—racism—coming together for reconciliation and healing is more important than ever. Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) in the Senate does just that. By Rev. Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network For many, the best place to seek freedom, healing, and […]

Restoring our national parks: Evangelicals support the Great American Outdoors Act

With the current COVID-19 crisis, safe and easy access to the gift of America’s beautiful outdoors has never been more important for our spiritual, physical, and emotional health. Years of deferred maintenance have left our National Parks and other public lands with deteriorating infrastructure and crumbling trails, roads, and visitor centers. By establishing the National […]

Living with Coronavirus: Parks matter more than ever during a time of sickness – something Frederick Law Olmsted understood in the 19th century

The Coronavirus pandemic has altered humans’ relationship with natural landscapes in ways that may be long-lasting. One of its most direct effects on people’s daily lives is reduced access to public parks. Looking south from New York City’s Central Park. Ajay Suresh/Wikipedia, CC BY By Richard leBrasseur, Dalhousie University The Conversation The COVID-19 pandemic has […]

Natives and eco-activists begin duel with Trump over national monuments

Nearly two weeks ago, plaintiffs filed a pair of motions in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking summary judgments against Donald Trump’s shrinking of two national monuments in Utah—Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. “The proposed summary judgment motions will be ‘partial’ in the sense that they seek to resolve plaintiffs’ entitlement to relief on their core claims that […]

February 22nd

Human-caused climate change severely exposes the US national parks

Human-caused climate change is disrupting ecosystems and people’s lives around the world. It is melting glaciers, increasing wildfires, and shifting vegetation across vast landscapes. These impacts have reached national parks around the world and in the United States. Until now, however, no analysis had examined climate change trends across all 417 U.S. national parks. By […]

March 9th

Bill to restore Bears Ears National Monument introduced in Congress

Donald Trump’s 2017 decision to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument designated by President Barack Obama in the last days of his presidency has sparked a number of lawsuits such as this one and this one that are working their way through the courts. Most lawyers knowledgeable about the 113-year-old statute authorizing presidents to set aside public lands for national monuments […]

January 31st

National Parks: Driving bears to extinction

When you visit Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, as my family and I did a couple weeks ago, you see something spectacular everywhere you look, whether it’s towering peaks wreathed in cloud or carpets of wildflowers. One thing you probably won’t see is a grizzly bear, even though both parks and the surrounding wilderness are prime bear […]

August 13th