February 27, 2015
Earlier this month, the Los Angeles City Council took a big step forward when it voted to honor the 20-year anniversary of the Desert Protection Act and to recognize the importance of wild desert places for Angelenos. The vote builds on the council’s environmental track record and shows that Los Angeles has leaders that understand the importance of the desert for the quality of life of the people of our city.
Roberto Morales helped to designate the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument.
January 30, 2015
For decades the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been emblematic of the larger struggle between those who want to protect our nation's wild places and those who want to exploit them for short-term profit. In recommending wilderness protections for portions of the refuge including the coastal plain, President Obama and Interior Secretary Jewell are finally bringing the official policy in line with public sentiment.
For those of us stuck most of the year in the urban sprawl, a healthy dose of perspective can sometimes go a long way.