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From the attacks on national monuments to a proposal to sharply increase entrance fees for national parks, it’s been a year of sobering headlines for people who love public land. But while the news out of Washington, D.C. does shape the fate of our land and water, it’s far from the whole story....

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If you love public lands as much as we do, you already know that 2017 was a tumultuous year in conservation. But no matter what the news out of Washington, DC, we stood together with people like you to defend parks and open spaces and help communities across the country protect the places that...

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Between its history and its symbolism, the United States Capitol—all gleaming marble and towering columns—is a little, well, intimidating. Standing in its shadow, you might forget that this imposing building is the seat of government for the people, by the people—a government that needs input...

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Our friends and supporters know public lands are at a turning point. Even though more people than ever are discovering and enjoying public lands, a small group of lawmakers is working in statehouses and the halls of Congress...

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Chances are, your favorite outdoor memories aren’t just of the places you’ve been—they’re also about the people who’ve joined you for the adventure. Whether it’s the view from the top of your favorite hike, a picture-perfect campsite, or a prime fishing spot, we think the best places on the...

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No doubt about it, public lands need your help. Social media makes it easier than ever for you to voice your support—but if you really want to make an impression on decision-makers, there’s a lot to be said for doing it the old-fashioned way...

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Everywhere we work, we meet creative, tough, dedicated women rallying their neighbors to create and protect green space. Their accomplishments usually go unacknowledged—but through the Cox Conserves Heroes program, we’re able to...

#OurLand: Black Diamond's Peter Metcalf
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For all their reputation as free spirits, climbers talk a lot about commitment. From local crags to the big walls of Yosemite, you'll hear the word used to describe the do-or-die feeling on a challenging route—the moment of resolve to make a move with all your strength and risk the fall...

Land and Water Conservation Fund
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Ok, so no one likes unraveling acronyms. But if you care about getting outdoors, this one should be on your radar. Ready? L-W-C-F.

It stands for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and it's the budgetary lifeblood for parks and open space in the United States. Established by Congress 50...

Our land, up for grabs
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All around the country—even when economic times are tough—citizens from across the political spectrum vote to protect the land and water that safeguard the physical, environmental, social, and economic health of our communities. But our legislators seem to have a different idea. Recently, the U....

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