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Caught in an Eddy: Zinke and the Future of Our Public Lands

By Randy Bishop  In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. … Continue reading

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Codifying Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Comparative Country Approaches in South America

By Kirsa Shelkey  This past semester, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Rocky Mountain Mineral Foundation’s Conference on International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment in Quito, Ecuador. The course ran three days, from April … Continue reading

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Beach Biking

By Maresa Jenson What should we do this weekend? My friends have a varied set of recreational interests, and are addicted to being outdoors. Perhaps hiking, biking, climbing, pack rafting, skiing, berry picking, or fishing? The discussion of Alaskan weekend … Continue reading

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Mountain Dew by Jake Schwaller

Here’s the prompt: “what do public lands mean to you?” Here’s the reply: Someone’s got to say it. Sometimes a venture out into our public lands leads to a whole lot of misery. There are ticks, mosquitos, mountain lions, and … Continue reading

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Trump’s plan to dismantle national monuments comes with steep cultural and ecological costs

A joint piece by Michelle Bryan, Monte Mills, and Sandra B. Zellmer. For the full article, please visit: https://theconversation.com/trumps-plan-to-dismantle-national-monuments-comes-with-steep-cultural-and-ecological-costs-77075  

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Two Hawks Dancing: The Importance of Public Lands to Protecting and Repatriating American Indian Cultural Items

By Kathryn Ore It was one of those hot, windy summer days where the sky seems to meet the earth. I stood overlooking the landscape with the state archeologist, a tribal representative, and a state parks representative. Giant buttes stood … Continue reading

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Our Natural Inheritance: Finding Self-Reflection and Self-Awareness in Public Lands

By Erick Valencia I grew up in a small town in Southwest Colorado surrounded by public land. Every year I’d hunt, fish, and camp with my dad, but I never truly appreciated these experiences had to offer me. I would … Continue reading

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