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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).
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.
WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national commander of The American Legion today hailed the 5-4 decision of the Supreme court reversing a lower court decision that could have required the removal of a cross that has stood in the Mojave National Preserve for more than 75 years. "I commend the court for its decision that finally restores common sense that will enable this symbol to stand proudly as intended - a tribute to honor American soldiers who died in World War I," said...
The growth of housing near national parks, national forests and wilderness areas within the United States may limit the conservation value that these protected areas were designed to create in the first place.
With a vote of 73-21, the members of the US Senate on Thursday voted to approve what is expected to be the first of many aggressive conservation measures that will be signed into law by President-elect Barack Obama.
With more than 9 million acres of potential protected wilderness in Utah on the line, the Utah Wilderness Coalition said Thursday that it has added the Natural Resources Defense Council to its executive committee.
By Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News In the past 13 years, Manti-La Sal National Forest ranger station has seen all sorts of job applicants -- fresh-out-of-high-school students trying to earn money for college, outdoor enthusiasts looking to land a fun job and 20-somethings just getting started on their scientific careers.
By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Plans have been finalized to set aside 1.9 million acres of public land in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming for commercial development of about 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil, the Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday.
By Mike Matz When we think of what kind of country we wish to leave our children and grandchildren, we probably would rather not hand down a nation bereft of its natural wonders with its once-abundant resources depleted, gone forever.
Local area youth, ages 5-12, are encouraged to pre-register now for Kids Fishing Day at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. A youth fishing clinic will be held at Frog Pond on Sept, 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.
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 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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