On Wednesday, July 29, the Bureau of Land Management kicked off their listening sessions to hear local community input about reforming the federal coal leasing program – marking an opportunity for modernizing an outdated program.
3 Reasons Your Farmers Market Rocks
Guest post by Robert Connelly, Manager of Membership & Special Gifts at American Farmland Trust
I haven’t always been a farmers marketeer.
Growing up in North Carolina my family never really went to the farmers market.
In fact, I remember as a kid thinking it was kind of odd that our neighbors, The Andersons, went every Saturday morning.
Looking back, I realize that the Anderson family was on to something amazing.…Read More
The Wilderness Society released the following statement regarding passage of Rep. Mike Simpson’s bill to protect the Boulder-White Cloud mountains out of the U.S. House of Representatives:
Five New American Rail-Trails
Guest post by Amy Kapp, Editor-in-Chief, Rails to Trails magazine. EarthShare member Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines and connecting corridors.
When the rail-trail movement was in its infancy in the mid-1980s, there were approximately 250 miles of open rail-trails. Today, there are more than 22,000 miles, and more than 8,000 miles of projects are waiting to be built.…Read More