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2014-08-26 12:22:57

The Wilderness Act delivers clean water, fresh air, and billions in recreation revenue to local communities through its designations. WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, Americans across the country will mark the 50(th) anniversary of one of the country's most effective conservation laws, the Wilderness Act. Signed by President Johnson on September 3, 1964, the Act was a historic achievement for federal public lands protection, marking the beginning of an...

2014-08-09 23:01:43

Eagle Scout and teacher designs new outdoor education board game. Learning best practices for hiking the Appalachian Trail can begin in your own living room. Marshall, NC (PRWEB) August 09, 2014 New Game Promotes Best Practices on the Appalachian Trail. Learning best practices for hiking the Appalachian Trail—a 2,181-mile trek from Maine to Georgia—can begin in your own living room. Mark Hanf of Marshall, N.C., and his team of developers at Outdoor Edutainment, LLC, created a board...

2014-07-12 23:03:28

The executive, log home on 11.25 acres offers 360 panoramic views, and is one of the most envied Lake Roosevelt estates. Seven Bays, WA (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Stunning Seven Bays, WA home listed for sale offers 16 miles of breathtaking lake views. Located at 29290 Stotting Trail East, the latest home listing from Keller Williams, and The Spokane Home Guy Group, offers luxurious log cabin living in the heart of one of Washington’s most beautiful natural treasures. The executive, log home...

2014-06-30 23:22:46

CCAR Executive Director Phil Valentine will embark on a half-year long journey up the Appalachian Trail beginning exactly five years after he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the tongue, to spread the powerful message of recovery throughout the nation. HARTFORD, CT (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 For years, CCAR Executive Director Phil Valentine has devoted himself to sharing about his addiction recovery in an effort to help others. But recently, Phil has been going on long walks, buying hiking...

2014-06-03 23:02:25

New Resource from The Wilderness Society Explores the Past, Present, and Future Values of America’s Wild Legacy Washington (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 In honor of the Wilderness Act, signed into law by President Johnson 50 years ago on September 3rd, a new publication from The Wilderness Society celebrates the role of wilderness in shaping national character, highlights the significance of wilderness to today’s diverse America and calls on Congress to take up its gavel to protect more wild...

2014-04-23 16:26:33

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum (PHMC) today joins with the historic preservation community across the country in recognizing the George Nakashima Woodworker Complex located in New Hope, Bucks County, as a National Landmark as designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Internationally-renowned furniture designer and woodworker George Nakashima is recognized as one of America's most eminent furniture designer...

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...


Latest Protected areas of the United States Reference Libraries

Sierra National Forest
2014-07-31 09:31:42

Sierra National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California and extends along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It holds 1,300,000 acres of protected land that is divided into three ranger districts known as Bass lake Ranger District, High Sierra Ranger District, and Supervisor's Office. It was established in 1893 as the Sierra Forest Reserve, but in 1897, the reserve was split into two areas and it was renamed the Sierra South. It...

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
2014-07-31 08:39:40

Wallowa–Whitman National Forest is a national forest that is located in the states of Idaho and Oregon in the United States. It contains 2,392,508 acres of land that was once inhabited by the Nez Perce people in 1400 CE and would later become home to the Joseph Band of the same tribe. Later, other tribes inhabited the area including the Shoshone, Bannock, and Cayuse tribes and Europeans would settle there in 1860. President Theodore Roosevelt established the Chesnimnus Reserve and the...

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