The youngest of nine children, Zahniser was witness to the act that would set our nation’s highest standard for public lands protection. She typed the first handwritten draft of the Wilderness Act in early 1956.
On Sunday, July 20, I had the pleasure of taking part in a small community gathering in Darrington, Washington, celebrating closure on an issue near and dear to the hearts of many: the protection of the historic Green Mountain Lookout.
The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out long-promised standards on Wednesday.…Read More
The Energy Department and the U.S.D.A. (USDA) on July 17 announced the selection of ten plans that will gain backing aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to enhance plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower, and bio-based products. The plans are located in California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Texas, and Virginia. DOE’s Office of Science will provide $10.6 million in backing for 8 projects, while USDA’s National Institute of Foo……Read More
Browns Canyon is an outdoor recreation mecca, and one of Colorado’s most treasured landscapes. It is enjoyed by whitewater boaters, hikers and anglers fishing for trout in of the the state’s largest stretch of gold metal waters.