Latest Protected areas of the United States Stories

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...

2010-12-06 13:01:00

Grassroots organizer working to protect Gold Butte RENO, Nev., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reno-based grassroots organizer Carrie Sandstedt of the Campaign for America's Wilderness at the Pew Environment Group is among five individuals profiled in the 2010 Patagonia Holiday Favorites catalog. Sandstedt was chosen for her efforts to protect the nation's last remaining wild places, and specifically the Gold Butte area outside Las Vegas, Nevada. "Carrie is a perfect example of...

2010-10-27 12:10:00

New Report Presents Case Studies, Other Examples of Successful Agency Efforts WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research report released today documents how interagency cooperation along the U.S.-Mexico border has improved both border security and the protection of wilderness areas and wildlife refuges adjacent to the border. "Interagency Cooperation on U.S.-Mexico Border Wilderness Issues," authored by Dr. Kirk Emerson, environmental mediator and research associate at...

2010-07-01 11:25:00

Lands Set to Mark their 10th Year in July DOLORES, Colo., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The country's National Conservation Lands (formally the National Landscape Conservation System) and one of its signature units, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, will celebrate their 10th anniversary this month (July 12). Shown is the "Tucked Away Two-Story House" in the Canyons of the Ancients. The house dates to the 13th century. (Photo:...

2010-05-17 14:57:00

Group Will Work to Permanently Protect Parts of the Allegheny National Forest WARREN, Pa., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six conservation organizations, representing nearly 65,000 Pennsylvanians, have joined to form the Pennsylvania Wilderness Coalition. The new group will advocate for wilderness designation on the Allegheny National Forest - the state's only National Forest. "The Allegheny is located in the northwest corner of the state, but as Pennsylvania's only National Forest,...

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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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'