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Your Wilderness -- February 2012

Each monthly issue of Your Wilderness includes the latest wilderness news, including featured wilderness areas, profiles of local groups, and the status of wilderness legislation in Congress.

Introduction

Mike Matz: On the Shoulders of Giants

Isaac Newton, one of the fathers of modern science, wrote in 1675, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

Featured Wilderness

A Winter Walk in Colorado’s Proposed Hayes Creek Wilderness Area

With only a few hours to spend, I was skeptical about getting much of the flavor of the proposed wilderness in Colorado’s Pitkin County.

In Congress

A Quiet Month in Washington, DC

The second session of the 112th Congress started slowly, with the House of Representatives returning from its holiday recess Jan. 17 for a short workweek, and the Senate reconvening Jan. 23.

Spotlight On

State of the Wild

As the second session of the 112th Congress gets underway, Pew’s Campaign for America’s Wilderness is working with state partners across the country to win passage of 20 bills that together would designate more than 2 million acres of new wilderness across 11 states.

 
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