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For the latest LGM podcast, I spoke with Adam Sowards of the University of Idaho about his new book, Making America’s Public Lands: The Contested History of Conservation on Federal Lands. We had a great conversation about the history of the public lands, the complex legacy of the New Deal, the equally complex issue of […]
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Overwhelmed Public Lands

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On June 23, 2021
Recent years have seen a rapid increase in the use of our public lands, to the point that the most popular, especially the national parks, are totally overwhelmed. It’s becoming a significant problem. I’m certainly one of them–in fact, if you see some white guy at Acadia National Park this weekend, it might be me […]
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Biden and the Public Lands

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On December 2, 2020
One of the critical issues the Biden administration faces is rolling back Trump’s horror show on the public lands. What can we expect? Betsy Robblee, conservation and advocacy director for The Mountaineers, has already drafted a guide to what the new administration means for the outdoors community and a detailed set of policy goals that […]
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