The Extraordinary Is Here and Now

  By: Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold I write from the most ordinary of places – from ordinary urban parks in an ordinary American city, Louisville, KY, located on perhaps the most ordinary river in the U.S., the Ohio River.  I also sit on my screen porch in my urban/suburban backyard of trees and native plants.  I’m on summer break from

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Happy anniversary to the Antiquities Act

Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on June 5th 2020 By Carmichael Dominguez and Julian Gonzales One hundred fifteen years ago Tuesday, June 8, then-President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law the Antiquities Act, allowing himself and future presidents to permanently protect certain unique and special public landscapes where we hunt, fish, farm, ranch, connect with and honor our land-based

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Protecting Florida’s Natural Treasures from Development

By: Rev. David Shelor Located just north of heavily developed Clearwater Beach, Florida, the Caladesi and Honeymoon Islands State Parks are the most visited parks in Florida — and for good reason. The islands boast pristine wildlife habitat, award winning beaches, and incredible hiking and kayaking trails. They are a birder’s paradise, a beautiful destination for family occasions and a

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A New Call to Conscience: How The Teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Call Us to Reclaim Our Interconnectedness and Challenge Us to Fight for Outdoor Equity and Opportunity

By Rev. Andrew Black  “All I’m saying is simply this: that all life is interrelated, that somehow we’re caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.

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Hiking

By: Ruby Gene Topple Hello! I’m a shoe, a hiking shoe to be exact. The giant who wears me says that my twin shoe and I are her favorite. She wears me everywhere, so much, it’s too many to count. I have so many precious memories, good and bad, you know… I think I’ll tell you a story now! Should

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Insult to Injury: A Shameful Display of Callousness Around Chaco Canyon

By: Rev. Andrew BlackMany have wondered what lengths the Trump administration would go to in its quest to turn our public lands over to oil and gas drilling – satisfying its so-called energy dominance agenda. It seems we have an answer: despite the fact that the Navajo Nation and many tribal communities have been disproportionately hit harder by the COVID-19

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