Meet the incredible people bridging the gap for the protection of public lands.

Julie Bridwell
IG: @desertmoon.wanderer

“Nature and the outdoors (to me) means being a member of a universal community. I feel charged and hold incredible responsibility for our preservation and evolution. In all of Mother Nature’s beauty… she sees me, teaches me and holds a place for me.” Read bio…

Jaymee Bohannon
IG: @jaymes_blythe

“As more beautiful outdoor spaces become exposed and easier to access, more focus should turn to protecting them… If we can communicate in a fun, positive way that is also inclusive, we can make a difference in how these beloved outdoors spaces are being treated.” Read bio…

Veronika Countryman
IG: @azveronika

“Social media can influence for the good by expanding understanding of our connectedness to nature and the fragility of our desert environment… I’d like to be part of energizing people to act to protect the desert while exploring.” Read bio…

Bianca Garcia
IG: @o.bianca.nobi

“Nature and the outdoors means so much to me, as it is a sense in which I connect with myself, those around me, and my roots. Growing up, the outdoors played a huge role in the way my family connected with their communities. Whether that be in our home country of Mexico or out here in the US.” Read bio…

Lisa Hankinson
IG: @arizona.wildermiss

“As more and more people recreate on our public lands, our outdoor spaces are increasingly at risk… We must also educate our viewers in order to ensure our natural areas are protected, conserved, and sustained.” Read bio…

Benita Hogue
IG: @capturing_the_outdoors

“Social media can become a voice to advocate for the preservation of these precious resources that are there for us to enjoy. By posting pictures of outdoor volunteer opportunities I’ve been involved in and providing information regarding how others can get involved, I can inspire others to volunteer at their local trails, preserves, deserts, forests or National Parks as well. ” Read bio…

Sean McClue
IG: @az_chuckwalla

“As part of the City of Phoenix Planning Commission back in the early 1970s, my father helped establish the Phoenix Mountain Preserve… He taught us the value preserving these special places from over development for future generations  so that they could experience the same places we enjoyed as a family.” Read bio…

Isaiah Ortiz
IG: @isaiah.ortiz_

“Social media can be used as a tool to educate the average person of the importance of looking after our wild spaces. I believe that if people see how beautiful their backyards are, they will be more likely to look after them by keeping them clean and supporting measures to protect these spaces.” Read bio…

Rebeca Rodriguez
IG: @8tskid

“With my photos I hope to share lessons learned along the way (the good and the bad) to help others out in their journey with the outdoors…. As a community we can impact the places we love to recreate in. The more people that get involved in decisions involving our public lands, the better!” Read bio…