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This Week in Outdoor Policy – July 19th
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy – July 19th

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news tips and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Good Public Land News out of…Utah? The words “good news for the outdoors” […]

What Last Week’s Forest Biomass Court Decision Means For You
Outdoor Advocacy

What Last Week’s Forest Biomass Court Decision Means For You

On July 12, the U.S. District Court of Appeals struck down an Environmental Protection Agency initiative from 2011. The measure would have delayed the formation of a regulating body that oversees all aspects of biomass fuel production (namely the evaluation and reduction of carbon emissions) and exempted the industry from […]

America’s Endangered Rivers: Q&A with Amy Kober
Environment

America’s Endangered Rivers: Q&A with Amy Kober

There’s nothing like a river. Whether paddling, swimming or fishing, they are so much more than just a pretty sight. Rivers create an extraordinary and essential network, connecting town to town, land to land and people to people. But the truth is, we take these vital waterways for granted. With […]

PlasTek: Turning Landfill Plastics into Electricity
Environment

PlasTek: Turning Landfill Plastics into Electricity

For years, the plastics that we send off to the recycling center has been landing in local landfills where it can take centuries to decompose. Some may see that as a problem, but Nate Alder and his team at PlasTek see it as an opportunity for a solution. PlasTek is […]

5 Ways your Child Can Share in Your Running (If they Don’t Want to be a Runner)
Outdoor Advocacy

5 Ways your Child Can Share in Your Running (If they Don’t Want to be a Runner)

One of the greatest perks of being a parent is that you are your child’s first hero. There is no feeling like what you experience when your child looks at you admiringly and proudly announces that they want to be like you when they grow up. For a precious few […]

7 Trendy Summertime Activities
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7 Trendy Summertime Activities

Hiking, biking, fishing and camping just weren’t good enough for you huh? SUP? No, I’m not asking what you’re up to; this is the newest rage on rivers and lakes in Colorado. Stand up Paddle Boarding they call it and though I’ve seen it practiced in the ocean, seeing a […]

Things Every Child Needs to Learn About the Outdoors
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Things Every Child Needs to Learn About the Outdoors

Chances are, you’ve heard someone lately begrudge the laziness of children today. With advancing technology, more and more screens are available for the kiddos to stare at while sitting sedentary. Often, if you even see a child outside, their eyes are glued to a device. Back in the day, you […]

8 Reminders to Effectively Lead Children Through the Wilderness
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8 Reminders to Effectively Lead Children Through the Wilderness

Every trip is different, from the personalities to the destinations; anytime you lead children through the wilderness, one thing is for sure, you have to stay on your toes. Kids are clever and will soak up their surrounding. So here for you today are 8 tips to keep in mind […]

The Climate Declaration: Q&A with BICEP Policy Director Anne Kelly
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The Climate Declaration: Q&A with BICEP Policy Director Anne Kelly

Large businesses that are part of the advocacy coalition BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy) are taking giant strides towards addressing climate change in America. After president Obama’s recent speech where he announced plans for action, multi-billion dollar enterprises such as The Weather Company, Akamai Technologies and Mars […]

6 Tips to Lead an Adventure Trip
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6 Tips to Lead an Adventure Trip

Plans, great ideas and weather can all change on an adventure trip at the drop of a dime. Different leaders lead differently and there’s no right “way” to guide people through the wilderness. It takes years to develop the soft and hard skills to effectively teach and cohabitate in a […]