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Most Sweeping Public Lands Bill in Decades Becomes Law

New public lands legislation designates 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and more.


By the Numbers: Lyme Disease, Conservation Funding, Smoky Mountains and more

11 Ranking the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received from the National Parks Conservation Association of the most polluted national parks, an improvement over its #1 ranking in 2004. $1.2 million Amount estimated to restore the Blue Ridge Tunnel as


Rooted: The Evolution of America’s Conservation Movement

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” Edward Abbey, The “Thoreau of the American West” in Desert Solitaire By Brian Sewell In 1963, when the first woman to receive the Audubon Award for achievements in


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