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Wild... For How Long? Ten Treasures in Trouble

"Wild...For How Long? Ten Treasures in Trouble" looks at ten special wild areas from coast to coast, vulnerable today to mining, drilling, roadbuilding, logging, development and off-road vehicle abuse. The report, issued by the Campaign for America's Wilderness, spotlights wild land at risk, but also those that are poised for wilderness designation, in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The report also celebrates some of the local heroes working to protect these places they love.

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Mike Matz

Director, U.S. Public Lands

Mike Matz joined Pew in 2010 when the Campaign for America's Wilderness became part of the Pew Charitable Trusts. As the director, Matz works to protect the nation's remaining wild lands to ensure an enduring legacy of wilderness for future generations.Before joining Pew, he headed the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance in Salt Lake City, where he spearheaded the successful effort to establish, through presidential order, the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Matz spent six years with the Sierra Club, four of those as a director of its public lands program in Washington, D.C. For four years he was chairman of the Alaska Coalition, and he also worked as associate director of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center.Matz also helped found the Alaska Wilderness League and has served on their board. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Carleton College. View Profile