public lands

Petroglyphs? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Petroglyphs!

So says the House Natural Resources chairman.

Henry Ford famously said “history is bunk.” A House committee chair went him one better today, dismissing prehistoric art with the term “bull crap.” Now that I’ve got your attention, here’s a little background. President Obama today designated a new 704,000 acre Basin and Range National Monument under the Antiquities Act. This immediately set off a …


John Muir’s Birthday

If environmentalism had saints John Muir, born on April 21, 1838, would surely be on the list.  He is best known for founding the Sierra Club and fighting to save Yosemite.