Saving Our Public Lands, Protect Our Playgrounds (Part 1 and 2)
Outside TV just released part 1 of its Saving Our Public Lands series. This episode follows Steve “Doom” Fassbinder and Rebecca Rusch on a bikepacking/packrafting/climbing trip through Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to bring awareness to the threats that our public lands face…
It wasn’t much more than a year ago when our government passed legislation to shrink Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments by over half—the largest elimination of protected land in American history. And, unfortunately, this is just a sampling of the threats that our public lands face here in the US. To bring awareness to what this means for outdoor recreation, Outside TV just released part 1 of its new series, “Saving Our Public Lands, Protecting Our Playgrounds.” This episode follows athlete Rebecca Rusch along one of Steve “Doom” Fassbinder’s infamous multi-sport trips through the region. Watch below and scroll down for a few more of Steve’s photos (@republicofdoom). UPDATE: Part two was released a couple weeks later. Watch part one, then scroll beyond photos for part two.
Part two in the series was released a couple weeks later in April, 2019…
Public land transfer is a major concern in the USA in the current political climate. Learn more about our public lands and the importance of protecting them by visiting REI’s Guide to Understanding Public Land. You can also keep track of various legislative issues that affect public lands, track new legislation, sign this petition, and call or write your senators and representatives by texting your zip code to 520-200-2223 (or congress switchboard: 202-224-3121) to get connected.