BREAKING NEWS: Citing potential impacts to recreation and tourism, BLM has canceled plans to auction 85,000 acres near Canyonlands and Arches National Parks in Utah. This is a huge victory for the outdoor recreation community. Read more via @accessfund:https://t.co/WZSF8F3bg6— Outdoor Alliance (@OutdoorAlliance) August 11, 2020
Over the past winter, oil and gas companies designated over 100,000 acres of land under the Bureau of Land Management's jurisdiction which they hoped to lease for hydrocarbon extraction. About 85,000 of the total 100,000 acres were cleared to be leased after an environmental review, with the auction scheduled for September 2020.
Recreation access-focused organizations such as Access Fund took exception, arguing that to lease the land would adversely impact some of Moab's most iconic climbing areas, including Mineral Bottom Road, Hell Roaring Canyon, Spring Canyon, and Lost World Butte.
The sustained campaign was largely successful, as the BLM has canceled the auction, citing impacts on tourism and recreation. For more information on the issue, and information on how you can make a difference, check out Access Fund's website here.
For the second time in a little over a year, the main cable of British Columbia's Sea to Sky Gondola was cut by an unknown vandal. The incident occurred at roughly 4 a.m. PDT on Monday, September 14th, according to General Manager Kirby Brown. In an interview with CBC, Brown said that "this event mirrors last year's event in a very eerie fashion," and went on to note that "this individual has no regard for their own life and limb. They wanted to do what they did, they did it swiftly, they did
Yes, these are real. Patagonia photo. If you've bought a pair of Patagonia's Road to Regenerative™ Stand Up® Shorts recently, then there's a chance you have a cheeky message hidden on the tag. You've likely seen this image circulating on social media, and it turns out it's no photoshopped fake. Patagonia's Public affairs confirmed their sneaky embroidery with a Q&A on the Adventure Journal, stating that you can find the phrase "vote the a**holes out" on a super limited run of the Road to
Say HELL NO to an open pit gold mine on the South Fork of the Salmon River. Meg Matheson photo. Despite being adored by kayakers, rafters, anglers, and hikers, and home to incredible wildlife, Idaho's South Fork of the Salmon River in might be the new home of a massive open-pit gold mine. Two Canadian companies—Midas Gold Corporation and Barrick Gold—are proposing to operate an open gold mine right in the headwaters of the South Fork, risking irreversible damage to this fragile