public lands

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 […]

On behalf of everyone at Environmental Action, Happy Thanksgiving!Whether you’ve spoken out to stop reckless wolf killing, donated to mobilize nature-minded Americans for cleaner water, asked your local home and garden store to help save imperiled monarch butterflies, or just shared one of Environmental Action’s posts on social media, you are making a difference.Please take a moment to watch this […]
Canoeing at Denali National Park (Photo: NPS)

National park fee hikes could more than double at 17 popular national parks. Here’s why we need to stop that from happening.This land is your land. We all own our country’s spectacular national parks — from the majestic geysers of Yellowstone, to the lush forests of Yosemite, the towering mountains of Denali, and the Grand Canyon’s sweeping vistas.Unfortunately, the Trump administration […]
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 […]
Our public lands are an important part of American life

Our public lands need a champion. Will you show your support on Facebook for some of America’s most treasured — and ecologically important — places?This past spring President Donald Trump ordered an unprecedented — and frankly alarming — review of federal protections for 27 national monuments. The goal: to find more opportunities for mining, drilling and other environmentally destructive practices […]
Environmental Action shares help build support for the natural treasures we all love.

These Environmental Action shares are a great way to educate and mobilize people about the importance of protecting nature and the environment. Check out some of our most popular posts from this past week — and then share them to help spread the word.Facebook: Environmental Action SharesTwitter: Environmental Action SharesYour camera can help protect #OurWater. Find out how: https://t.co/0lNqwfeh5N pic.twitter.com/kEJVN7fsOI — […]

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 […]

A few months after the planet exceeded 400 ppm of global warming pollution in the atmosphere for the first time in hundreds of years we're still seeing some mixed signals from President Obama and his team.  One day they're sweating climate change, calling it a grave threat to the national interest and promising real action. The next day they're considering allowing […]