Pacific region

Three New National Monuments in the California Desert?

Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed three new national monuments in the California desert that would preserve this spectacular region’s natural […]

Mojave Is a Magical Place. Let’s Protect My Former Home

It’s a wondrous thing to have a million and a half acres of spectacular natural habitat right in your back […]

6 reasons why the Interior Department should choose conservation over development in the remarkable Soda Mountains. Photo © Michael Gordon.

Say No to Soda Mountain Solar

Update, June 5, 2015: Today, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management announced its decision to move forward with a […]

A colorful dragon graces a former prison cell as part of the @Large exhibit at Alcatraz.

The Art of Resistance

Exhibit on Free Speech Brings Inspiration and Uncomfortable Juxtapositions to Golden Gate National Recreation Area

It was a typical San Francisco winter day—in other words, we couldn’t see farther than a car’s length ahead of […]

Drakes Estero at Point Reyes National Seashore. Photo (c) Robert Campbell, Chamois Moon.

Wilderness Wins on the West Coast

The Long Journey to Victory at Point Reyes National Seashore in California

On October 6, just weeks after the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, park lovers got a new reason to celebrate. […]