Wild & Scenic

  • Conservation

    Forest Service announcement is great win for the Tongass National Forest

    A brown bear searches for its next meal near Wrangell, Alaska, on the Tongass National Forest. Chris Hunt photo. By ending industrial old-growth logging and investing in restoration, USFS places new focus on forest health, recreation and resiliency  For decades America’s largest national forest has been subjected to industrial clear-cut logging that has left its bountiful salmon runs,…

  • Featured

    Honoring a legacy through wild and scenic designation

    [et_pb_section fb_built="1" admin_label="section" _builder_version="3.22"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" _builder_version="3.25" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.25" custom_padding="|||" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" _builder_version="4.0.5" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" custom_margin="-203px||0px||false|false"]          This remote section of the Middle Fork of the Gila calls to adventurers who are willing to explore the depths of this incredible place worth permanently protecting.  By Dan Roper Restoring watersheds…

  • Conservation Advocacy

    Restoring a future with Gila trout

    By Jeff Arterburn Very few people encounter the mountainous region of southwestern New Mexico known as "The Gila" by accident. The nearest interstates track the open desert valleys far from the sierra. Locals here will still acknowledge the occurrence of oncoming vehicles with a finger raised momentarily from the steering wheel, and not the middle…