An outfitter floats past acres of O and C lands (river left)
With millions of acres of prime habitat, O and C lands have a grand impact on some of the best fisheries on the West coast.
We’re used to D.C. being the scene of some intense battles, but we have to admit - hearing across the board support for conservation legislation was well, heart warming.
Modern society has convinced the outdoorsman in me that I was born too late. The rivers that I frequent are suppressed in spirit, their wonder restrained to their actual dimensions by urban sprawl, highways, and water treatment plants. When I take to the field, I thirst for the refreshing [ READ MORE... ]
The most beautiful places in my opinion, however, are the rivers and streams. Imagine yourself thigh-deep in a river. The rolling sound of the river, resembling boulders crashing together and rolling down a mountainside, is the only sound pervading your ears. The feeling of the water pushing [ READ MORE... ]
I enjoy, more than anything else in the world, spending time outside. The most amazing memories in my life have come from being outside. Public lands, especially national forests, have given me feelings of being connected which I would have never felt before.
In a world where the façade of ownership blinds and corrupts, public lands are the jewels that keep wildness a part of our lives. When people experience the natural world—where human intervention is minimal at best—there’s the chance to feel connected to something greater than ourselves. Public [ READ MORE... ]
If it weren't for the protection of public lands, my Montana might be a very different place. The vast majority of my memories and experiences have happened on public lands. I learned to hunt deer, migratory and upland birds on the grassy plains and foothills. I learned to fish in public [ READ MORE... ]