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The Latest On: Public Lands

July 29, 2015 | Feature

Saving the Forest for the Trees

Alaska's Tongass National Forest is home to centuries-old trees and rivers flowing among thousands of islands. It is also the last forest where the fight continues to keep timber sales out of roadless areas.

June 22, 2017 | Blog Post

Saving Northern Maine’s Economic Gem

: Local business owner Matthew Polstein is fighting the threatened repeal of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument because the new monument has already ramped up tourism and bolstered the regional economy.

June 18, 2017 | Feature

National Monuments At Risk

An executive order jeopardizes 27 national monuments—and the public lands law that safeguards all national monuments, present and future: the Antiquities Act of 1906. Here's what you can do.

June 16, 2017 | In the News: Living On Earth

Shrinking Bears Ears

Tracy Coppola, Senior Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice: "There are industry interests that are chomping at the bit to tear apart this land. Certainly, what the president and his administration wasn't looking at was, all the folks on the ground and of course the historic partnership of the intertribal coalition that wanted to see this land protected."

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