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2011-04-06 13:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress is set to pass a budget that could include severe cuts to vital conservation programs, The Nature Conservancy has announced its "Top Ten California Treasures." These treasures are California's most iconic parks and recreation areas that were funded by a federal program called the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is currently proposed to be cut by 90 percent in the House of Representatives' budget....

2010-12-02 00:00:44

American Patriot Getaways, leading Smoky Mountains cabin rental company, achieves measurable increase in revenue due to low-cost social media marketing campaign. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 American Patriot Getaways, the premier host of Tennessee's Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins and chalets recently used the winning combination of social media marketing and good old sweepstakes to not only boost connections with their customer base online, but also to bring in more revenue than...

2010-10-26 11:00:00

California's National Parks, Economy Face Climate-Change Threats SAN FRANCISCO and DENVER, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human-caused climate disruption could make Yosemite National Park hotter this century than Sacramento has been, according to a new report from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The report includes new local climate projections for ten national parks in California. With what the California Climate...

2010-09-30 11:50:00

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A family that never has experienced a traditional vacation has a date circled for a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains because legions of friends rallied around them in the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism "Taking Vacation Back" campaign. John and Leila Waltman of Pelion, S.C., and their three children - one with severe medical problems - also won $15,000 to help with a year's mortgage payments. "Taking Vacation Back," which supported family...

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2010-06-28 09:13:00

Variation in water stress with increasing height in redwood trees determines leaf anatomy How tall can a tree grow? Does sunlight or water limit the size and photosynthetic capacity of a leaf? Could constraints on leaf growth really determine the height of a tree? These are all questions that Alana Oldham of Humboldt State University, CA, was eager to answer as she and her colleagues dangled from an ancient redwood tree well over a football field's length in height above the ground. Most...

2009-09-15 11:20:00

One-hour NGC Episode Premieres Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at 10 p.m. ET/PT --October Magazine Includes Pull-Out Poster of Full-Length Digital Portrait of Redwood Tree, Composed of 84 Images Stitched Together WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall, National Geographic journeys deep into the great redwood forests on the American West Coast. For the first time, we'll size up the health and future of the entire redwood range and scale the trees to glimpse rich canopy...

2009-07-06 11:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deer hunters will find greater hunting opportunities in state forests and parklands and a wealth of Web-based information designed to boost hunter success as a result of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' participation in the Game Commission's deer management assistance program, or DMAP. The program, which allows landowners to request the availability of additional antlerless deer hunting permits, enables DCNR and the...

2009-05-07 08:57:00

Expansive Duggar entourage to ride in May 8 Dolly Parton Homecoming Parade PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- While many families across America still are planning their summer escapes, the expansive Duggar family from the TLC reality TV show "18 Kids and Counting" is getting a jump on the travel season with a pre-Memorial Day vacation in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and the Great Smoky Mountains. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090506/CL12512 ) A six-member production crew...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

England's largest new native forest is to be created with the planting of 600,000 trees. The pounds 8.5 million project covering 850 acres in Hertfordshire will be bigger than Sherwood Forest. The Woodland Trust said the scheme would be open to the public and provide health, education and leisure benefits, as well as habitat for wildlife, within 20 miles of London. The trust aims to create the largest continuous new broadleaf woodland on land it is planning to buy near the village of...

2008-06-21 18:00:00

THE latest step in a drive to protect the last areas of ancient woodland in the North East took place yesterday amid one of the best examples of the habitat in the region. The Forestry Commission staged a workshop at Allen Banks in Northumberland to give land managers a chance to comment on proposed guidelines on protecting ancient woodland. Ancient woods are defined as those marked on the earliest reliable maps, which date to the early 1600s. In reality, many of these are much older by...


Latest Old growth forests Reference Libraries

Francis Marion National Forest
2014-01-20 10:46:46

The Francis Marion National Forest can be found north of Charleston, South Carolina. It’s named for revolutionary war hero Francis Marion, who was known to the British as the Swamp Fox. It lies completely within the Middle Atlantic coastal forests ecoregion. This national forest is contained completely in the counties of Charleston and Berkeley and is 258,864 acres in size. The forest contains the towns of Huger, Jamestown, McClellanville, and Awendaw. Charleston offers emergency...

Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
2013-11-22 11:59:03

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is a 1,530,647 acre United States National Forest located in northern Wisconsin within the United States. Much of the old growth forest within the area was ruined by logging early in the 20th century. Some of the trees that remain growing there today were planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. As they are legally two separate national forests – the Chequamegon National Forest and the Nicolet National Forest – the areas were...

Nantahala National Forest
2013-11-21 13:00:00

Nantahala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in North Carolina. The forest holds 531,270 acres of land and water that is divided into three ranger districts known as The Cheoah Ranger District, the Nantahala Ranger District, and the Tusquitee Ranger District, all of which were named with words from the Cherokee language. The national forest itself was given the name Nantahala, which means "Land of the Noonday Sun" in Cherokee. The Cheoah Ranger District of...

Mount Rainer National Park
2013-04-24 16:30:45

Mount Rainer National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States. The park holds 236,381 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the Puyallup and Yakama tribes. Many sites were found throughout the park showing evidence of older tribes including rock shelters and projectile points. The establishment of the park began in 1893, when the Pacific Forest Reserve was established. This area included a national forest as well as Mount Rainer and...

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