Patagonia Action Works

… the brand launched Patagonia Action Works, an online tool for activists and would-be volunteers to connect with organizations fighting for environmental issues.

And to help lift the program off the ground, Patagonia will embark on a two-month, nationwide tour to help mobilize local groups and individuals. …

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Chile protects 10 million acres of National Park

GREAT news.

… more than three times the size of Yosemite and Yellowstone combined, or approximately the size of the country of Switzerland. …

Patagonia National Park Chile and Pumalín National Park will be key destinations in the network of parks of Chilean Patagonia. These parks are already open to the public …

President of Chile and CEO of Tompkins Conservation Sign Decrees Creating 10 Million Acres of New National Parks

 This includes Tompkins Conservation’s two flagship parks, Patagonia and Pumalín

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proposed – Escalante Canyons National Park, Utah

Most in the hiking community hate what Donald Trump and his minions have done in Utah– shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument by 85%.

But here’s some good news out of Utah.

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, plans to introduce legislation to create a new national park in a piece of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. …

The proposed Escalante Canyons National Park …

The size and exact location of the proposed park is unclear.  …

Only Congress can set aside land for a national park, while a president has power under the Antiquities Act to designate a national monument.

 

Rep. Chris Stewart proposes national park in Grand Staircase-Escalante

It could be that this is just a GOP diversion to deflect criticism.

On the other hand, some future Congress could move on this proposal to right the wrongs done by the Trump regime.

 

 

We hate Donald Trump

If you love protected wilderness, oppose Donald Trump and the GOP.

Trump wants to double the cost of some U.S. National Parks.

National Parks Traveller outlines the many problems with Trump’s plan to increase entrance price for 17 national parks during their busiest seasons …

Traveler’s View: Surge Pricing For National Parks Doesn’t Pencil Out Or Make Sense

Fact is most GOP politicians want to sell off or give away protected lands to big donors and rich corporations.

Campaign against the Republicans if you don’t like ti.

 

 

 

Yvon Chouinard’s TV ad – PROTECT public lands

On August 24th, Zinke will make an announcement about the 21 national monuments that are “under review.” If there was ever time to put pressure on Zinke, and the rest of the Department of Interior to make the right decision to preserve our lands, this is it. …

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