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2008-07-19 06:00:20

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 19--The conflict between motorized travel and quieter recreation isn't likely to subside any time soon in the Kanab region. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday released a two-volume proposed land-use plan for 550,000 acres of public land in Kane and Garfield counties that lets stand all but 25 miles of off-highway vehicle trail mapped in a preliminary study. "It's just kind of overkill," said Liz Thomas, an attorney for the Southern...

2008-07-13 09:00:19

By KRISTEN WYATT By Kristen Wyatt The Associated Press ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Md. The wild ponies of Assateague Island don't seem bothered by people - not even people driving hulking trucks and vans right up to the shore and setting up fishing poles and grills steps away from the crashing waves. But driving on Assateague Island National Seashore is under review, and even ardent supporters of allowing anglers and campers to drive on the beach fear the days of getting...

2008-07-12 00:00:16

The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the Potter's Marsh (Mississippi River Pool 13) drawing for duck blinds will be held on Saturday, July 26, at the House of Events in Savanna Ill. The House of Events is located in downtown Savanna at 108 Main Street, across from City Hall. Applications will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the drawing to be held at 2 p.m. You must apply in person and must be present at the drawing. When your ticket is drawn in the lottery, you will...

2008-07-11 06:00:24

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT stephens washington bureau WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday renewed a call for Congress to release 10,240 acres of federal land at Sunrise Mountain from wilderness study, which the agency said would make it easier to remove trash and manage other evidence of sprawl on the eastern outskirts of Las Vegas. The BLM's request has gained little attention on Capitol Hill. In Nevada, leaders of several environmental groups were...

2008-07-05 15:00:11

By STACI MATLOCK Tom Udall leads a push to recognize the 17,638-acre Sabinoso Wilderness World: Public access relies on landowners SABINOSO WILDERNESS, N.M. -- Sam DesGeorges rested his buckskin horse on a rocky trail midway up a mesa in northeastern New Mexico. Above and below, jumbled stands of junipers and pinons, cholla cactus and scrub oak grew out of the steep slope. More terra cotta- colored mesas and golden grasslands stretched away to the eastern horizon. When human voices...


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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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