In the overtly politicized, toxic rhetoric of the business-first congressional stance against public land conservation, the next few years is going to be a tough-run for those of us who don’t want to see large chunks of our wilderness legacy turned over for private exploitation. A tough run, to be sure, but also a fight we are ready for. My friend Casey Schreiner, editor in chief at Modern Hiker, put together an eloquent and succinct review of some major legislation presently before congress — all of it designed to weaken our shared and cherished federal-land protections. I have posted here my printed notes of Casey’s writings and urge you to review his work and consider action, including calling the congressmen and women below, and expressing your respectful outrage at these audacious and careless laws that don’t look to any kind of truly prosperous future, but rather seem to only suggest the commodification of, and exploitation from, the natural world, completely bereft of land ethics.
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Obi Kaufmann