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2012-09-27 10:21:30

CINCINNATI, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will be showing the National Geographic film America's Wild Spaces: the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) at the Esquire Theatre, located at 320 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7:30p.m. as part of their 2012 membership drive. This limited engagement is in celebration of the 75(th) Anniversary of the completion of the A.T. (Logo:...

2012-09-19 10:21:58

CARBONDALE, Colo., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wilderness Land Trust has named Senator Mark Udall the recipient of the Jessica Catto Guardian of Wilderness Award for 2012. An award ceremony will be held at the Aspen Historical Society on Saturday, September 22, as part of The Wilderness Land Trust's 20(th) Anniversary Celebration. "Senator Udall, the senior U.S. Senator from Colorado, has been instrumental in protecting our region's spectacular natural resources...

2012-09-18 02:21:53

GILPIN COUNTY, Colo., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Little Echo Lake, one of the most spectacular high alpine lakes in Colorado, is now owned by the public. So is the trail across it that is now legal access to the James Peak Wilderness and the Continental Divide Trail. The Wilderness Land Trust, Colorado Conservation Trust, and United States Forest Service worked in partnership for four years to acquire the glacial lake and surrounding 318 acres for the James Peak Wilderness, a...

2012-09-08 23:01:43

Should there Be Emergency Exceptions to Wilderness Act Restrictions? Interview with former Congressman Bob Beauprez on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Talk Show. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Bob Beauprez, former US Congressman for southern Arizona discussed the Tombstone water situation on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio talk show on May 15, 2012. Podcasts of the interview may be heard on WorldTalkRadio.com and Sharon Kleyne Hour.com. In the winter of 2011-2012, a...

2012-08-08 02:22:59

CARBONDALE, Colo., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wilderness Land Trust has ensured protection for one of Colorado's most spectacular federal wilderness areas with the acquisition of a 20-acre private property within the Mount Massive Wilderness Area. Blue Lake, set amidst granite boulders and tundra, was the last privately owned property within the 30,500-acre Mount Massive Wilderness. Located along the crest of the Continental Divide in Lake County, the Mount Massive Wilderness enfolds...

2012-06-29 06:22:32

Discover America's Nearly 400 National Parks and Show Your Support At www.nationalparks.org Where Every Donation Will Be Matched Up To $50,000 In Honor of July 4th WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From live musical performances to all types of recreational activities, our nation's national parks know how to host a memorable 4th of July celebration. In honor of our nation's 236th birthday, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national...

2012-06-19 10:22:12

Purchase Protects Public Access to Thornburg Canyon Trail and the Headwaters of Carson River CARBONDALE, Colo., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thornburg Canyon Trail travels over eight miles point to point from Blue Lakes Road at 9,000 feet to the quaint mountain town of Markleeville, CA at 5,500 feet. Along the way, trail users are dazzled by panoramic views of the Mokelumne Wilderness in the Carson Pass and Hope Valley areas, and pass through old growth forest and wet...

2012-06-18 06:24:43

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that five of its recreation trails have been designated national recreation trails by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The five are among 54 trails nationwide designated this year as new national recreation trails, and will join the national network of more than 1,150 previously designated trails that encompass more than 13,650 miles of existing trails and trail systems. The...

2011-11-01 05:30:00

CARBONDALE, Colo., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wilderness Land Trust recently completed a complex corporate merger resulting in the donation of a 2,450-acre property in the Death Valley Wilderness Study Area to the Bureau of Land Management. The donation was made possible through a grant from the Resources Legacy Fund Foundation's Preserving Wild California Program and will help clear the way for the designation of the Death Valley Wilderness Area with the proposed...

2010-12-23 13:43:00

New approach will help all interests work toward consensus on public land protection WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Matz, director of the Campaign for America's Wilderness of the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration's new policy to better inventory and plan protection for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in the West and Alaska: "Secretary Salazar's policy pronouncement today affirms the Bureau...