In case you missed it, there was a great show of support on Twitter to protect Chaco’s night skies from light pollution caused by burning natural gas off as waste at oil well sites. The show of support came as Chaco Culture National Historical Park celebrated International Dark Sky Week and its designation as an
This past week I’ve been at Cedar Breaks National Monument in southwest Utah. It’s over 10,000 feet at the Civilian Conservation Corps era visitor center. I’m here doing night sky programs. The night sky is gorgeous at this altitude, and the air is as clean and clear as you’ll find anywhere in our country. Last
The following is a diary by Jim Gale, founding member of Park Rangers for Our Lands, on a two-day July 2013 trip near Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park in Grand County, Utah. Joining Jim was Maite Arce, president of the Hispanic Access Foundation, Maite’s family; Ashley Korenblat, owner of Western Spirit Cycling Adventures;
By Jim Gale, founding member of Park Rangers for Our Lands In running the Green River, through the Gates of Lodore, Park Rangers for Our Lands envisioned another “Encounter with the Archdruid” type moment might be possible in hopes of drawing some focus to the threats to the national parks from oil and gas leasing.
Click to read the report The Wilderness Society (TWS) – a great organization that has done a lot over the years to protect America’s National Parks – released a new report, today, titled “Too Wild To Drill.” In it, TWS looks at 12 National Parks around the country that are threatened by encroaching drilling and
This morning, Park Rangers for Our Lands’ own Ellis Richard joined Dr. James Nations of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to brief a standing-room-only crowd of congressional staffers on the dangers that fracking poses to national parks. Ellis Richard gives a packed room of congressional staffers an on-the-ground account of the threats fracking could