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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,...

2010-04-28 14:18:00

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,"...

2009-12-22 13:53:45

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, a new study has found. The researchers determined that housing development reduces the potential of these protected areas to serve as a modern-day "Noah's Ark," interrupting potential travel corridors for some animals, and altering habitat for others. Results of the study are being...

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2009-01-16 12:20:00

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. The measure, which contains more than 160 bills, will be sent to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to be approved. The bill provides protections for the largest expansion of National Wilderness Preservation System in 15 years, designating 2.1 million acres of...

2008-10-10 09:00:30

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. "They're going to be great partners working toward the goal of protecting America's red-rock wilderness," said Lawson Legate, senior regional representative of the Sierra Club's Utah chapter. The committee already includes the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, the Sierra Club,...

2008-09-26 09:00:21

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. But in all that time, said U.S. Forest Service silviculturist Diane Cote, only one Hispanic has walked into the station with an application in hand. "I don't know why...

2008-09-05 09:00:18

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. Those plans also include protecting some critical BLM and wilderness areas. The oil is locked in shale under the so-called Green River Formation that spans three states. The BLM amended 12 land-use plans in its "Final Programmatic...

2008-08-20 03:00:25

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. We need places such as Yellowstone and Yosemite, the Arctic Refuge and the Grand Canyon, just as they are, for future generations of Americans to marvel at, as we have had the good fortune to do. So despite calls today for more drilling, I think most...

2008-08-17 18:00:23

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. Hillary Johnson, with the Corps of Engineers, will have a fun and interactive program on water safety along with other instructional activities. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the day. The Service will provide poles...

2008-08-14 09:00:39

By Selma Sierra The Federal Land Policy and Management Act mandates that Bureau of Land Management manage public lands for multiple uses such as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, energy exploration and production, conservation and timber production. Additionally, the act establishes that the BLM sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In making decisions about land use, FLPMA requires the BLM...


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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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