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Protecting the Grand Canyon requires protecting everything around it. A Patagonia Action Works email rider helped GCT mobilize people across the country to defend the Grand Canyon from uranium mining. Courtesy: Grand Canyon Trust/Blake McCord

There’s More Than One Way to Give

By Jeff McElroy   |   Nov 21, 2018 November 21, 2018

For almost 40 years, Patagonia has supported grassroots efforts aimed at defending our air, water, soil and wild places. But in this time of unprecedented threats, it’s often hard to know where to start. We launched Patagonia Action Works in 2017 to connect individuals directly with our… Read More

Photo: Alex Lowther

A Historic Win in Utah Is Good News for Bears Ears

By Krista Langlois   |   Nov 19, 2018 November 19, 2018

One spring day earlier this year, Willie Grayeyes, a Diné (Navajo) elder with a serious mustache and white hair tied in a traditional bun, stopped to pick up his mail at the post office. Among the usual assortment of bills and catalogs, he found an envelope from the local government… Read More

Musk oxen have been around since the Pleistocene era; along with caribou, they are the only hoofed animals that survived the end of that era (10,000 years ago). Today, they roam the open tundra of the Arctic Refuge in search of vegetation growing under or above the snow. Photo: Florian Schulz

Speak Up Now for America’s Arctic

By Senator Tom Udall   |   Nov 1, 2018 November 1, 2018

For decades, protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from development was one thing many Republicans and Democrats in Washington could agree upon. One of the last truly wild places on Earth, the refuge is a stunning, unmatched wilderness where the Porcupine caribou calve in the spring, the… Read More

Yosemite Valley moments before rangers were forced to evacuate the park due to the Ferguson fire. Photo: Eric Bissell

Endless Fire Season

By Austin Murphy   |   Oct 29, 2018 October 29, 2018

On a Wednesday in August, I drove three hours from the Bay Area to Mariposa, California, on the doorstep of Yosemite National Park. For me, this is typically a drive of mounting anticipation—of stoke. Cresting Altamont Pass on Interstate 580, crossing the Central Valley, what I felt instead was dread. Read More

Photo: Sam Beebe

In Montana, Public Lands Remain a Nonpartisan Issue

By Elliott Woods   |   Oct 24, 2018 October 24, 2018

Not so very long ago, Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale sounded like he’d be right at home as a member of the Bundy family. “The U.S. Constitution clearly defines the purpose for the federal government to retain land for post offices, batteries and things like that,” Rosendale said during the 2014 Republican… Read More

Massacre Rim Widerness Study Area. Photo: Kurt Kuznicki

Nevada’s Darkest Treasure

By Shaaron Netherton   |   Oct 22, 2018 October 22, 2018

The Massacre Rim towers 1,000 feet above Long Valley in the vast reaches of northwestern Nevada. As with most hikes in this part of the world, getting to the top requires picking out an unmarked route, being flexible and overcoming obstacles. Halfway up, after skirting yet another talus field, sharp… Read More

Puma concolor, otherwise known as the mountain lion or puma, is one of Earth’s most elusive creatures. Argentina. Photo: Darío Podestá

Path of the Puma

By Cristián Saucedo, D.V.M   |   Oct 15, 2018 October 15, 2018

Arcilio Sepulveda used to hunt pumas for a living. Today he’s a key member of the Tompkins Conservation wildlife recovery program, helping to protect an expanding population of mountain lions in Patagonia National Park in Chile. Formerly a “leonero,” a lion killer who lived on a huge estancia that raised… Read More

Quinn on January 14, 2018. Estes Park, Colorado. Photo: Tim Davis

Letting Go

By Quinn Brett   |   Oct 8, 2018 October 8, 2018

A climber describes her passion for the wildness of the world. My brother’s cheeks smooshed against the blue velour seat and his mouth hung slightly ajar. His gangly legs stretched from door to door, covering the back bench of our family Buick. On the floor, parallel, I fidgeted over the… Read More

It's not hard to see why Cochamó Valley is often compared to Yosemite. Photo: Drew Smith

Coming to Bat for Cochamó

By Chris Kalman   |   Oct 5, 2018 October 5, 2018

What can I say about Cochamó that hasn’t already been said of a thousand other places before? It’s beautiful, it’s magical, it’s special? How about this: We haven’t messed it up yet. There are lots of beautiful, magical, special places in the world. What we humans tend to do when… Read More

Tania with her two new cubs shortly after their birth. The first jaguars born in decades in Iberá, their arrival was a major milestone for the Jaguar Reintroduction Program. When they’re released into the wild—hopefully within two and a half years—they’ll have access to 650,000 acres of habitat teeming with caimans, capybaras and other native food sources. Photo: Courtesy Tompkins Conservation

Rewilding Iberá

By Sebastián Di Martino   |   Oct 3, 2018 October 3, 2018

It’s spring in the wetlands of Iberá, and two young jaguar cubs appear filled with trepidation and curiosity as they follow their mother, Tania, into the water for their first swim. Aramí, which means “little sky” in the native Guaraní language, and Mbareté, or “strong,” are the first cubs born… Read More

Photo: Greg Von Doersten

Judge Ends Grizzly Hunts with Ruling That’s Bigger Than Bears

By Todd Wilkinson   |   Sep 27, 2018 September 27, 2018

So far in this young century, few wildlife conservation issues have galvanized more Americans than whether or not Western state governments ought to allow grizzly bears to be hunted again. On Monday, September 24, 2018, U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen in Missoula, Montana, resolved the matter for the foreseeable… Read More

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