Jan 27, 2016 -The militiamen occupying Malheur wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon have adopted increasingly bold and risky tactics in their protest against the federal government, raising questions about how long law enforcement officials can allow the standoff to continue.
Militiamen occupying Malheur wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon
The United States Congress designated the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in 1978 and it now has a total of 943,648 acres. Montana contains approximately 920,365 acres. Wyoming contains approximately 23,283 acres. The Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness is located in south central Montana, with a small portion in northern Wyoming, just north of Yellowstone National Park. The Wilderness is home to Montana’s tallest peak, the steep rocky mass known as Granite Peak.
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Bridger Wilderness Area
This rugged piece of the Rocky Mountains, extending for approximately 80 miles along the western slope of the Continental Divide, contains a unique combination of jagged granite rock, alpine forest, and open alpine meadows. All of this wilderness is located in Wyoming and is managed by the Forest Service. The Bridger Wilderness is bordered by the Fitzpatrick Wilderness to the northeast and the Popo Agie Wilderness to the southeast. …Bridger Wilderness Area » »
Cloud Peak Wilderness Area
Cloud Peak Wilderness Area was managed as the Cloud Peak Primitive Area as far back as 1932 and runs for 27 miles along the spine of the Big Horn Mountain Range in Wyoming. The United States Congress designated the Cloud Peak Wilderness in 1984 and it now has a total of 189,039 acres. All of this wilderness is managed by the Forest Service. …Cloud Peak Wilderness Area » »
Sipsey Wilderness Area is located in the William B. Bankhead National Forest of northwestern Alabama. It is the third largest wilderness east of the Mississippi River, with 24,922-acres. Sipsey is the largest and most frequently visited Wilderness area in Alabama and contains dozens of waterfalls. …Sipsey Wilderness » »
Antietam National Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield is a National Park Service protected area along Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Washington County, northwestern Maryland. It commemorates the American Civil War Battle of Antietam that occurred on September 17, 1862.
The area, situated on fields among the Appalachian foothills near the Potomac River, features the battlefield site and visitor center, Antietam National Military Cemetery, stone arch Burnside’s Bridge, and a field hospital museum. …Antietam National Battlefield » »
Cheaha Wilderness Area
The Cheaha Wilderness is a 7,245-acre property in Talladega National Forest in eastern Alabama. This is in the most elevated region of Alabama with Cheaha Mountain (2,407′ – Alabama’s highest point) nearby. Cheaha Wilderness was first designated by Congress in 1983, then expanded in 1988. …Cheaha Wilderness Area » »
Washakie Wilderness is named for Chief Washakie, a historical figure and leader of the Shoshone tribe of Wyoming. In 1972, the Stratified Primitive Area was joined with South Absaroka Wilderness to form the Wilderness area that now bears his name. The United States Congress designated the Washakie Wilderness in 1964 and it now has a total of 704,274 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Wyoming and is managed by the Forest Service. The Washakie Wilderness is bordered by the Teton Wilderness to the west. …Washakie Wilderness » »
Apache Creek Wilderness
The Apache Creek Wilderness is located in the southeast half of the Santa Maria Mountains in the Prescott National Forest in Arizona.
Rolling hills of juniper and pinion interspersed with granite outcrops characterize this small, remote and relatively rugged wilderness. …Apache Creek Wilderness » »
Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness
Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness in Arizona has outstanding scenery, desert fish, wildlife, a rich history and opportunities for primitive recreation.
Jedediah Smith Wilderness
The Jedediah Smith Wilderness was designated because of the unique karst limestone features, including numerous caves and outstanding scenery. The United States Congress designated the Jedediah Smith Wilderness in 1984 and it now has a total of 123,451 acres. This wilderness is located on both sides of the Idaho / Wyoming state lines and is managed by the Forest Service.…Jedediah Smith Wilderness » »
Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded President Obama’s action to use his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. …Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument » »