Rhett A. But­ler is the founder and CEO of Mongabay. Rhett found­ed Mongabay out of his pas­sion for wildlife and wild places. He has trav­eled wide­ly in the trop­ics and enjoys pho­tog­ra­phy, hik­ing, and scuba-diving.

Rural America
Public Lands Make Up a Third of the U.S. and They're Wildly Popular
Professor John Leshy explains how, in a country that glorifies private property, the public came to own so much of the landscape.