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2014-03-20 16:23:15

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has again partnered with Warrior Hike to provide a group of military veterans the opportunity to "Walk Off The War" along the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). This year's group of veterans began the six-month-long physical challenge on March 17 at Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Trail in Georgia. The "Walk Off The War" Program provides participating combat veterans with...

2014-03-13 16:23:38

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will recognize Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell during its fifth annual Leaders in Conservation Awards Gala on May 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Secretary Jewell will be honored with the Vanguard Award in recognition of her notable advocacy for national parks, national scenic trails, wilderness areas and the benefits of outdoor recreation. As the 51st Secretary of the Interior, Jewell...

2014-03-12 12:21:14

Exchange will conserve wildlife habitat, provide outdoor recreation for public access CHARLESTON, Miss., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) reached an agreement with land owner James (Jim) Kennedy to exchange a 306-acre parcel of its land in Tallahatchie County, Miss. for a tract of York Woods, Kennedy's conservation-easement property. USFWS is acquiring land that appraises at a higher amount than the 306-acre parcel and will use it as a...

2014-02-21 16:21:04

CARBONDALE, Colo., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you've spent much time in the backcountry of the western US, you've likely stumbled across the remains of an abandoned mine. The Wilderness Land Trust completed purchase this week of one more of those abandoned mines, protecting its 90(th) wilderness area in the US. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140221/DC69665 This latest addition - the Painter Mine - is located in the heart of the rugged Frank Church River of...

2014-02-12 20:20:52

CARBONDALE, Colo., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There aren't many open landscapes left in the West where you can pretend to be an Oregon settler or California gold seeker, but the East Fork High Rock Canyon Wilderness is one of them. The Wilderness Land Trust acquired a 320-acre private property surrounded by the wilderness in 2011 and just transferred it to the Bureau of Land Management. Now, with the permanent protection of this 320-acre property, the incredible...

2013-11-05 20:20:59

CARBONDALE, Colo., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To the intrepid hiker traversing between Cascade Peak and Mix Up peak in Washington's Glacier Peak Wilderness Area, the scenery looks natural and unaffected by human presence. What the hiker can't see, however, are 100 acres of private land on the slopes of Cascade Peak, patented in 1907 for lead and silver prospecting. These mining claims, looking down into the lush forested valleys of this glacier-carved landscape, have...

2013-11-01 16:22:02

CARBONDALE, Colo., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a long-anticipated finale to a 10-year saga, the Wilderness Land Trust has just completed the transfer of the last 640-acre private inholding to the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness, located in Northern California between US 101 and Interstate 5 in the Mendocino National Forest. The path to protection has been nothing short of astounding, including burned buildings, marijuana farmers and federal funding uncertainties....

2013-09-10 12:27:09

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout the month of October, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will be showcasing the film Appalachian Impressions in 15 cities nationwide, as part of their 2013 membership drive, called A Journey of 2,000 Miles: the Appalachian Trail. The organization has set a goal to gain the support of 2,180 new members, one new member for each mile of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). (Logo:...

2013-09-05 23:25:04

Quadriplegic athlete Topher Downham from Boulder and Team Beserkers is a favorite to win World T.E.A.M. Sports’ inclusive September 13-15 Adventure TEAM Challenge at McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, west of Grand Junction, Colorado. Grand Junction, Colorado (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 A quadriplegic athlete from Boulder, Colorado and his team is a favorite to win World T.E.A.M. Sports’ inclusive September 13-15 Adventure TEAM Challenge west of Grand Junction. Following a...

2013-08-16 16:20:49

Access Roads Will Be First Step in Project NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) and PPL Electric Utilities will start construction of the Susquehanna-Roseland power line project in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on Sept. 3. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120830/MM62627LOGO ) The project will begin with access road construction. Later in the construction process, crews will drill and pour new concrete...