Photo contest and Smithsonian exhibition
Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness
ANNIVERSARY EVE GOOGLE HANGOUT PANEL
On September 2nd at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern, join a free, live, online, panel discussion hosted by Sierra Club on the value of wilderness and the need to engage new constituencies in conservation. Participants include Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune; composer, writer, and musician DJ Spooky; Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro; and moderator Jason Mark, editor of Earth Island Journal. Join via Google Plus or YouTube.
 
NATIONAL WILDERNESS CONFERENCE EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENSION
Early registration pricing for the National Wilderness Conference, October 15-19, 2014, in Albuquerque, NM, has been extended to ensure that agency employees awaiting travel approval, and others, can attend. Register online for only $350 ($175 for seniors/students/seasonals) and secure your spot at the associated events including field trips, pre-conference training, and film gala.
 
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL WILDERNESS TV SPECIAL AIRS SEPTEMBER 7
On Sunday, September 7, Aerial America will air a 60 minute episode on wilderness in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Check your local listings or order your FREE advance DVD copy of the show for a house party you host in your community.