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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...

2013-09-05 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...

2013-07-12 23:21:15

Livingston Farmers Market Hosts the Mississippi Heritage Trust on its Gateway to History Tour Madison, Misssissippi (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Following Gov. Phil Bryant's approval of the new Mississippi Scenic Byway, the Mississippi Heritage Trust Board will mark the trail with a stop at the Livingston Farmers Market, the Chapel of the Cross, and the historic cities of Flora and Canton. Several years ago, the Mississippi Heritage Trust revealed the Mannsdale Livingston area as one of the...

2013-07-12 23:18:48

60 different guided hikes with over 70 workshops covering cultural heritage, environmental issues, hiking & backpacking skills. There will also be music, contra dancing, presentations, & a Cherokee story teller. Cullowhee, NC (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from...


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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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