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public lands

Conservation with vision: The payoff for patience

“Young people don’t join conservation organizations.” “Gun owners only care about gun rights.” “America is divided between Republicans and Democrats, and the rift is getting deeper.” I’ve heard those myths for years. Last weekend, I saw them get blown out of the water. Those so-called truisms fell to what Resource…

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…