In early February 1936, the cartoonist J.N. “Ding” Darling convened over 2,000 conservationists for the first North American Wildlife Conference. The resulting coalition, now the National Wildlife Federation, was the first to dedicate itself to achieving conservation goals across the country.
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Speaking of vacation… trying to spend as much time as possible outdoors this summer means reaching ninja status with the principles of “Leave No Trace.” But what does Leave No Trace even mean?Read More
The vacation season often conjures my fond memories of summer camp in the Polish wilderness, which combined the structure of daily activities and responsibilities with the freedom and adventure of the outdoors. This tradition can be traced, in part, to Lord Baden-Powell’s experimental scouting camp on Brownsea Island in England, which began with a group of 20 boys on August 1, 1907.