Your Outdoors, Your Vote

The future of the wild places we love could very well be decided on November 6. Presenting our guide to the politicians, ideas, and news you should know—before filling out your ballot.

What Dems Plan to Do About Zinke Now That They've Won the House

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The Issues
The Tribes vs. Donald Trump
May 1, 2018

The Tribes vs. Donald Trump

Last December, when the Trump administration announced its decision to shrink Bears Ears National Monument, a crack team of Native American attorneys armed themselves with a lawsuit that ensured tribal voices will lead the legal battle to overturn it. Abe Streep reports on a historic case that will reverberate for generations.
The Great Public Lands Wholesale
Sep 14, 2018

The Great Public Lands Wholesale

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will offer up nearly 4 million acres of public lands for lease this year, much of it for dirt cheap
The Utah Town That Actually Wants a Monument
Jul 9, 2018

The Utah Town That Actually Wants a Monument

Now that the mines have closed, the small towns of Emery County, Utah, are dreaming up an ambitious plan: A veritable outdoor playground with a new monument and more than half a million acres of designated wilderness. Can this scheme convince other towns to transition from extraction to recreation?
The People
The Progressive, Gay, Climate-Hawk Mayor in the Heart of Utah
Dec 18, 2017

The Progressive, Gay, Climate-Hawk Mayor in the Heart of Utah

Salt Lake City’s Jackie Biskupski faces one of the most conservative congressional delegations in the country, but that’s not stopping her from trying to push her city into a future of clean air, renewable energy, and (hopefully) deep snow
What You Can Do
The Worst Thing About Environmentalists
Oct 11, 2018

The Worst Thing About Environmentalists

They don't vote. Why are the people most concerned about climate change some of the least likely to show up in November?
14 National Monuments You Should Visit Now
Mar 9, 2018

14 National Monuments You Should Visit Now

While political and legal battles rage over the future of our national monuments, one of the most important things you can do is go see them—and then share your experiences widely. Here are some of our favorite adventures. 
States: Want an Outdoor Rec Economy? Pay Up
Aug 9, 2018

States: Want an Outdoor Rec Economy? Pay Up

Newly created state offices are promoting outdoor recreation as a major contributor to local economies and the public good, but they need a lot more support to be successful