saving wild places
April 30, 2015
This past April, thousands of people converged on the Luquillo, Puerto Rico, for the 10th annual Festival del Tinglar, or "Leatherback Sea Turtle Festival." The festival celebrates and educates people about Puerto Rico’s Northeast Ecological Corridor and its nesting leatherback sea turtles, and this year was the biggest turnout ever.
Exploring the red rocks and canyons of the Greater Canyonlands region, perhaps our next national monument?
Decrepit dams are clogging Earth's arteries and interfering with fish migration. These three stunning dam detonation videos show that sometimes even massive explosions can be good for the environment.
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.
The new five-part series shows that human relationships with nature need not be destructive.
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.