America's Wilderness

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  • Maine Woods: A Monument Thoreau Would Admire

    Three hours north of Portland, Maine, lies approximately 87,000 acres of pristine land known as the “North Woods.” This land is currently owned by a private foundation who wishes to donate this special place for the establishment of a national monument.  Read More

  • California Desert Gems

    Teeming with more than 1,600 species of flowering plants, the California desert "hosts some of the most remarkable biodiversity in the U.S.," says Tim Krantz, professor of environmental studies at the state’s University of Redlands. Read More

  • California Desert: "This Is Mother Nature"

    The California desert is "something different from the rest of the world," says student Patrick Jones. "This is Mother Nature and taking it away is destroying Mother Nature. And we already do enough of that." Californians and other Americans—as well as visitors from all over the world—have long been drawn to the California desert's painted mountains, diverse wildlife, Native American... Read More

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