Feinstein turns to Obama to protect California desert· San Francisco Chronicle
Standing in 97-degree heat before a rowdy crowd of nearly 1,000 people last month at the Whitewater Preserve north of Palm Springs, Sen. Dianne Feinstein made clear that she will do whatever is necessary to protect California desert.
Veterans: California Desert National Monuments Would Protect WWII History and National Heritage· Huffington Post
Preserving past military battlefields and training areas is our responsibility so future generations can visit and learn from our ancestors' sacrifices, achievements, and even failures.
Fighting for Colorado's outdoor heritage· Daily Camera
As a Colorado native and outdoors enthusiast, our nation's beautiful parks and wildlife refuges have always held special meaning for me.
The Iran Deal Opponents Are Going to Fight to the Bitter End· The Nation
"It is insulting that we have politicians who are playing games with the lives of our troops.” Reppenhagen, who served in an Army infantry division in Iraq in 2004–05.
In massive expansion of lands legacy, Obama creates three new national monuments· Washington Post
In a massive expansion of his lands legacy, Obama created three new national monuments Friday in Nevada, California and Texas.
Finding my way back to me· High Country News
I lived on Padre Island, Texas, during my formative years. I knew the names of all the plants, animals -- vertebrates and non -- the weather and best fishing and surfing spots. I surfed, ate and lived from the sea.
Antiquities Act preserves Reach and other important places· Tri City Herald
One hundred and nine years ago this month, on June 8, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law
Standing Up for Our Heritage on Flag Day· Huffington Post
When I served with the U.S. Army, I wore a flag on my arm every day -- but I didn't need that reminder to know I was serving for freedom, honor, independence, responsibility, and opportunity.
Amendments to NDAA show disregard for national heritage and U.S. military· The Hill
The U.S. Senate is now considering legislation to fund the Department of Defense for the coming year. As a veteran, this bill is usually something I keep an eye on.
Vail Daily column: Fighting for our natural heritage· Vail Daily
You could say that serving my country is in my blood. As a third generation veteran, I always knew that I would follow in the footsteps of my father and grandfather.