Public Lands 101, National Public Lands Day, Conservation Alliance

How to be a Public Lands Advocate

You're a public lands fan. You love going out and exploring new places and taking epic scenery photos and showing your friends what our country has to offer. You appreciate land being protected and preserved for ourselves and future generations. That's all excellent! But are you...

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Public Lands 101, National Public Lands Day, Conservation Alliance

An Easy Guide to Public Lands

Public lands. Advocacy. Conservation. LWCF. Monuments. These phrases have been used a lot over the past two years in outdoors-related news. And for good reason. There have been a lot of changes in policies and a lot of calls for action. So many, coming so quickly, that...

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Gear Up Get Out, American Hiking Society, Wilderness Press

When Guidebooks Help Protect Trails

As guidebook authors, it's only natural that we have a vested interest in advocating for and protecting our trails and public lands. On the most basic level, we need to protect the lands and trails we include in our books. Obviously. If there are no...

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Why Guidebooks are Better Than Geotags, Wilderness Press

Why Guidebooks are Better Than Geotags

Leave No Trace recently released their new social media guidelines, asking outdoor enthusiasts to pause for a moment to think about the impact their social media post may have on the lands we love. The first guideline is "Tag thoughtfully," referring to the geotags (a link...

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Father's Day

How to Go Green this Father’s Day

It's Father's Day! Today is the day for dads. Every year, your family celebrates with Dad in the same way. He's happy, you're happy, everyone is happy. But listen. We know old habits die hard. Family traditions are sacred. However, times have changed and new rules have...

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National Trails Day, American Hiking Society, Wilderness Press

Stream of Consciousness Before National Trails Day

Before National Trails Day Oh man, National Trails Day is coming up. Wait, that means it’s almost June! Where has this year gone? Anyway. National Trails Day. What am I doing next weekend? Nothing that is more important than National Trails Day! I wonder what my friends...

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Earth Day, Conservation Alliance, #wekeepitwild

How to Be A Better Lover of the Earth

Sunday, April 22. Earth Day 2018. The theme is Help End Plastic Pollution. We know you're already Earth-savvy. You recycle. You say no to plastic water bottles. You pick up and carry out trash you find on the trails. Thankfully, almost everyone who spends any time...

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