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Elephant, © Kelsey Schwenk
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On the Blog
More than 109 million acres of protected public lands are officially designated as wilderness areas. Do you know what these lands mean to the wildlife you care about?
Butterfly, © Karen Anderson
In the Magazine
Insects and weeds 
overrunning your garden might make you want to grab pesticides and start spraying, but for the health and safety of living creatures and the environment, it’s best to keep your hand off the nozzle.