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Calming winds amidst the Nevada ranching storm

Along with the dust and tumbleweeds, there’s a lot of misinformation swirling around Gold Butte, Nev. these days. And when you combine that with myopic right-wing ideology, guns and the reach and speed of social media, that manure gets flung across the country, and the Internet, pretty darn fast. Much…

Update: Fracking still impacting property values, property rights across America

Last fall, Resource Media compiled an in-depth media tipsheet to provide journalists with background information and sources about the growing body of evidence linking drilling with widespread impacts on property values, property rights and quality of life in communities across America. Since we first published Drilling vs. The American Dream,…

Drilling vs the American Dream: Fracking impacts on property rights and home values

There are currently more than 1.1 million active oil and gas wells in the United States, and more than 15 million Americans now live within a mile of the hundreds of thousands that have been drilled since 2000, according to an analysis by the Wall Street Journal. Made possible by…

Farm bill quid pro quo

On February 7, after nearly three long years, President Obama signed the 2014 Farm Bill into law. It’s a big deal – nearly $1 trillion big – covering everything from crop insurance to food stamps to research and rural development. And while it’s hard to find anyone who likes everything…

Interview: Alexandra Garcia, International League of Conservation Photographers

Photo credit: Wendy Shattil Late last year, we had the pleasure of picking the creative minds of three world-class conservation photographers and videographers: Gary Braasch, Amy Gulick and Amy Marquis (the interviews with Ms. Gulick and Ms. Marquis are forthcoming). Gary Braasch and Amy Gulick are senior fellow photographers of…

America’s 20 prettiest national parks in winter

Winter may not be your chosen season for visiting the national parks, but that policy deserves reviewing. Sure, dropping temperatures and snowy landscapes mean you'll need to prepare differently for a park visit, but the pay off is well worth the time. Winter gives a totally different perspective of park…

Father Christmas, Mother Nature and Uncle Sam are throwing a party

Aidan Long hauls a beauty off the Flathead National Forest as father Ben looks on. ‘Tis the season, and Americans nationwide are out walking in their very own winter wonderland: our public lands. And they are skiing.  And snowmobiling.  And snowboarding, sledding, ice-skating, snowshoeing, hunting, ice fishing, and finding that…

Father Christmas, Mother Nature and Uncle Sam are throwing a party

Aidan Long hauls a beauty off the Flathead National Forest as father Ben looks on. ‘Tis the season, and Americans nationwide are out walking in their very own winter wonderland: our public lands. And they are skiing.  And snowmobiling.  And snowboarding, sledding, ice-skating, snowshoeing, hunting, ice fishing, and finding that…

Secrets of success: Youth organizing (Part 2)

In yesterday’s post, we shared some of the secrets of success for the Montana Wilderness Association’s successful NexGen Wilderness Leaders program. But what about social media??!! At some point in my conversation with Zach Porter, who directs MWA’s NexGen program, it struck me that we’d been talking about NexGen organizing…

Secrets of success: Youth organizing (Part 1)

65, white, liberal and well-educated. Writes monthly or yearly checks. Belongs to multiple progressive advocacy organizations… Ring any bells? For most environmental nonprofits in the US, that just about describes the demographics of their dues-paying members. And that has many conservation leaders worried. With no young people to take over,…