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Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (Photo: DOI)

Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is literally a gift to America.Burt’s Bees entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby and her family gifted these lands to the United States government to protect nature in Maine’s North Woods for future generations.1 Henry David Thoreau sat under trees like these as he wrote of the Northeast’s beauty. Teddy Roosevelt summited Katahdin’s namesake mountain. And […]
National Public Lands Day is a great chance to get outside and enjoy nature!

The Importance of Public Lands Every American — whether rancher, hunter, hiker, mountain biker, or city dweller — has something in common — namely, our spectacular American lands. In fact, more than a quarter of US lands are are owned by taxpayers, a gift and sacred trust to every American, present and future.1Unfortunately, the new administration is targeting our public lands, […]
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

There is no place like Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.Here you can smell manzanitas and other wildflowers in the spring air. Bobcats still roam these woods. The calls of more than 200 species of birds fill the skies above Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Unique fish like the rare Jenny Creek redband trout and the Jenny Creek sucker live in its waters.1,2You’ll find some […]

I envy Ryan Zinke.Zinke heads the US Department of the Interior, and last week he toured Bears Ears National Monument, one of country’s newest national monuments. [1]During the tour, Zinke had the chance to visit ancient and sacred Native American sites. He could take in the monument’s stunning vistas and awe-inspiring geological and historical features. And he may even have […]