British walkers demand wider right to roam

Sep 28, 2022
A United Kingdom group is calling for greater access to the countryside and is organizing mass trespasses to get it.
The majority of the England's countryside is off limits to the public, but an assortment of nature lovers is advocating for expanded public access to the countryside.
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The outdoor economy is shifting the way we think about spending time outside

Nov 23, 2018
This sector of the U.S. economy is using its financial power to address the threat to public lands and to increase participation outdoors.
Hiking is one of the many activities included in the outdoor economy.
Austin Ban

How social media hurts and helps the great outdoors

May 29, 2017
National Parks get a lot of love on social media, but some are being 'loved to death.'
Visitors take a selfie in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.
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Trump will review act that protects federal land and national monuments

Apr 25, 2017
This week, President Trump will likely sign an executive order related to national monuments. And, no, I’m not just talking about statues. These are federal designations meant to protect things like public land and water. Trump’s order is expected to review some of them, which could upset a lot of environmentalists. It could upend protections […]

George Lucas' Chicago museum may not happen

May 5, 2016
The heart of the argument is over ownership and use of lakefront land.
A bird's eye view of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and surrounding park setting.
Image via Lucas Museum of Narrative Art