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NEC Wilderness Intern Selected for Student Congress on Public Policy

June, 2014

NEC Wilderness Intern Natalie Vaughn was selected to attend the Second Biennial Student Congress on Public Policy for Land Management in Phoenix this September. Congratulations, Natalie!

This year, the Student Congress will focus on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and will explore questions such as: What does wilderness mean to veterans, Latinos, Native Americans, and those on a fixed income? What is the value and relevance of Wilderness to today’s youth and to future generations? How do you deal with immigration/border issues in Wilderness Areas? What is the role of technology/GPS in Wilderness Areas? 

Natalie’s focus on art and photography as a means to communicate the importance of wilderness will bring a unique perspective to the Congress. 

One of Natalie’s photos (left) was also selected for display as part of the Wilderness and Her Rivers art show last month in Arcata.