The idea: support and learn about public lands. It seemed the best way to contribute and learn would be to get out there and volunteer. It’d also be a good way to meet the people working to protect these places and hear the current challenges of public lands management.
Along the way we are visiting the 21 National Monuments located in the contiguous western US that are under review by the Department of Interior. While this may be just the latest foray of the larger movement to prioritize private economic gain through resource extraction and privatization of public land, this land grab is particularly egregious given that these places have already been recognized and protected for their unique cultural, historic and scientific values.
Also, meet Flicker, our 1974 Boler. Flicker is named after the bird named the Northern Flicker, “when they fly you’ll see a flash of color in the wings – yellow if you’re in the East, red if you’re in the West …”