Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

The Fight to Keep Wyoming’s Red Desert Wild

Wyoming is best known for incredible wild spaces like the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Devils Tower. However, this state is home to more than just craggy peaks and expansive forests; unbeknownst to many, Wyoming is also home to a breathtaking desert ecosystem known as the Red Desert. This high altitude desert in south-central Wyoming is the largest unfenced area in the continental United States. In this 10-million-acre expanse, you can find everything from colorful badlands to the United States' biggest living sand dunes. That could be changing, though, with the current administration's plan to develop more public lands for oil and gas exploitation.

RELATED: Join the fight to protect Wyoming's red desert

The short film Unfenced explores what's at stake with this threatened ecosystem, and the many conservation groups banding together to keep the Red Desert untouched. 

Play
READ THE STORY
VIDEO: Huge Albino Moose Spotted in Eastern Ontario
Up Next Culture

VIDEO: Huge Albino Moose Spotted in Eastern Ontario

VIDEO: Huge Albino Moose Spotted in Eastern Ontario

Depending on where you live, an encounter with a wild moose can be either a daily occurrence or a once-in-a-lifetime event. However, an encounter with an albino moose is a universal rarity. Out of roughly 1,000,000 moose in North America, experts estimate that only one in 100,000 displays albinism. RELATED: Black Bear Investigates Hikers in Mexico That said, there may be areas where albinism is more common among the moose population, such as southeastern Idaho. So, if spotting an albino moose

Play
READ THE STORY
VIDEO: Todd and Kai Jones Talk Skiing w/Dan Egan
Up Next Culture

VIDEO: Todd and Kai Jones Talk Skiing w/Dan Egan

VIDEO: Todd and Kai Jones Talk Skiing w/Dan Egan

John and Dan Egan are both legends in the ski community, having appeared in Warren Miller films, numerous commercials, and high-profile competitions around the world. These days, John is an executive at Vermont's Sugarbush Resort and Dan is working on skiclinics.com, a website specializing in skiing-focused adventure travel and clinics. RELATED: Check out the trailer for Dan is also hosting a video podcast, Ski Talk with Dan Egan on pugski.com, in which he talks with various interesting

Play
READ THE STORY
VIDEO: Meet the Pacific Climate Warriors in “Matagi Mālohi”
Up Next Culture

VIDEO: Meet the Pacific Climate Warriors in “Matagi Mālohi”

VIDEO: Meet the Pacific Climate Warriors in “Matagi Mālohi”

Pacific Island nations have historically contributed very little to greenhouse gas emissions, yet are facing some of the most dramatic ramifications of anthropogenic climate change, primarily in the form of rising sea levels. The scientific community agrees that low-lying island nations in the Pacific may become virtually uninhabitable over the next century due to loss of habitable land, increasing saltwater intrusion, more powerful storms, and other climate-related issues. RELATED: Help Save