Ron Hunter

Ron Hunter is the Environmental Activism Manager for Patagonia. He is based in Reno, Nevada at our LEED-certified Service Center.

36 Hours in Bluff: On the Road Towards a Bears Ears National Monument
Photo: Josh Ewing
36 Hours in Bluff: On the Road Towards a Bears Ears National Monument
Ron Hunter

Time was short. It was Wednesday afternoon when my boss talked to his boss who finally gave us the green light to book a Friday flight to Salt Lake City. Then it was a crack of dawn departure from Reno to SLC, where I met Jared, Patagonia’s Social Media Producer who flew in from Ventura,…

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Over One Million Acres Protected in Two New National Monuments
Over One Million Acres Protected in Two New National Monuments
Over One Million Acres Protected in Two New National Monuments
Ron Hunter

Today, July 10, 2015, President Obama announced the designation of two new national monuments: Basin and Range and Berryessa Snow Mountain. We want to thank the President for his decisive action to protect some of America’s last remaining pristine valleys, mountain ranges, wild rivers, and wildlife habitat. Above: Cache Creek Natural Area in the newly designated Berryessa…

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Deep Time in Nevada – A proposal for a Basin and Range National Monument
Deep Time in Nevada – A proposal for a Basin and Range National Monument
Deep Time in Nevada – A proposal for a Basin and Range National Monument
Ron Hunter

In John McPhee’s book, Basin and Range, he talks about time, deep time, in the sense that it is a silent world of austere beauty, of hundreds of discrete high mountain ranges that are green with junipers and often white with snow. The terrain becomes the setting for a lyrical evocation of the science of…

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President Obama Calls for Wilderness Protection of the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
President Obama Calls for Wilderness Protection of the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
President Obama Calls for Wilderness Protection of the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Ron Hunter

The Obama administration has finalized a sweeping new management plan for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska that proposes designating millions of acres as Wilderness and off-limits to most oil and gas development. President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell unveiled the Refuge’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP), recommending a Wilderness designation for the Arctic…

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Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for Good – Speak Out Now
Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for Good – Speak Out Now
Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for Good – Speak Out Now
Ron Hunter

The push to open Alaska’s pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to development has been at the center of numerous debates, but public outcry has consistently supported its protection and preservation. At last, citizens have a chance to secure protection for a landscape known for its bounty of untarnished treasures. Ron Hunter, of Patagonia’s environmental team,…

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What can you buy for eighteen bucks anymore?
What can you buy for eighteen bucks anymore?
What can you buy for eighteen bucks anymore?
Ron Hunter

As the election season kicks into high gear, we're urging friends, family, colleagues, and community not to miss their chance to cast their vote. The issues we face are much bigger than political parties or individual candidates, that's why we encourage everyone to get informed and Vote the Environment. – Ed. Eighteen bucks. What does…

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