March 2021

A Third Special Issue: A Voice For Our Public Lands• From The Editor• Park Visitation, It’s a Tough Issue• A Challenging Example of Public Land Planning: Carrizo Plain National Monument• Protecting Public Lands: Can Conventional Planning Work?• Skill and Spirit: Teaching Field Geology On Public Lands Other articles• Clean Energy On Public Lands: Another Wave Is Here• Mojave Ranch Is Attracting Rare Species• Updates … Continue reading March 2021

America’s Federal Lands:

            The Significance of Administrative Rulemaking by David Rutherford, Associate Professor, University of Mississippi The plan is to get rid of public lands altogether, turning them over to the states, which can be coerced as the federal government cannot be, and eventually to private ownership. . . Nothing in history suggests that the states are … Continue reading America’s Federal Lands:

December 2020

A Second Special Issue: A Voice For Our Public Lands• An Interview With Terry Tempest Williams• America’s Federal Lands: The Significance of Administrative Rulemaking• Increased Visitation to Public Lands Other articles• The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program• More Popular Than Ever: Increased Visitation At CA Desert Nat’l Parks• There Are Better Alternatives: Massive Solar Next To Gold Butte NM• Conglomerate Mesa In … Continue reading December 2020

September 2020

Special Issue: A Voice For Our Public Lands • From the Editors: Past, Present, and Future of America’s Public Lands• National Parks: Past Progress, New Challenges• An Indigenous Perspective• An Evolving Idea: Perils and Promise of the Federal Landscape• Muddy River: Unsustainable Groundwater Extraction in Southern NV• A Border Wall in the Jacumba Wilderness Area• BLM’s Proposals for the Great Basin Sagebrush … Continue reading September 2020


            Three Months of Construction, August 9, 2020 by Craig Deutsche. Photo: Julio Morales Two and a half months of construction in the Jacumba Wilderness have produced several miles of a border wall, extensive environmental damage, a thicket of procedural and legal questions, and very few answers. Because vehicular traffic is prohibited in congressionally designated … Continue reading A BORDER WALL IN THE JACUMBA WILDERNESS AREA


The 40th Anniversary of the State of the Parks Report by Jon Jarvis, National Parks Director 2009−2017 Forty years ago, in May of 1980, the National Park Service (NPS) released a report to Congress that, for the first time, quantified the threats to the 326 units of the National Park System. The findings identified significant … Continue reading NATIONAL PARKS: PAST PROGRESS, NEW CHALLENGES