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29 Nov 2023


One of my favorite places in the outdoors has multiple trails, several different habitats, and offers spectacular views of a major snow-capped peak. There is an old-growth forest where, among the mossy trees, you are serenaded by the rat-ta-tat-tat of pileated woodpeckers, hoots from barred…


Next 100 Letter to Trump 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Next 100 Coalition of more than 50 civil rights, environmental justice, conservation, and community organizations on Monday sent a letter to the president expressing concern with the ambiguous guidance and lack of transparency in the Executive Order Review of Designations Under…

Monuments, Obama

The POC-in-chief Delivers 

Presidential Memorandum, Monument Designations set blueprint for diversity, inclusion, access in public lands as a new normal Barack Obama is the reason I met Audrey Peterman, who has been advocating for inclusion and access in U.S. public lands for more than 20 years. When the…


Poll: POC ♡ Outdoors 

Since I’ve been writing about race, diversity and inclusion in the outdoors, my inbox and the various comments sections below my stories sometimes read like braying from a Trump rally. “We never hung ‘whites only’ signs at any parks.” “Black people just don’t like bugs…