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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...

2008-07-14 06:00:21

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Nevada wilderness advocates have launched a new drive for Congress to designate more federally protected land in Clark County, and are targeting Rep. Jon Porter to take a lead on what could be a controversial issue. The Nevada Republican said he is considering the proposal but probably will not decide soon whether to embrace the plan that calls for upgrading wilderness designations in the 344,400-acre Gold...

2008-07-10 18:00:24

WANTED: Grassland manager, must like birds, ramblers and be prepared to look after one of Wales' most westerly farms. The National Trust is looking for an environmentally-aware farmer to care for Penrhyn Mawr, a family farm near the tip of the Llyn Peninsula. The 133-acre mixed farm has a rich variety of flora and fauna and is home to many rare birds including the chough. The farm will then be advertised in the press during August and a viewing day organised. Richard Neale,...

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...

2008-07-04 09:00:23

By Ed Dentry Let freedom ring. To say the view from a granite knob high above the east bank of the Arkansas River inspires patriotic sentiment would be an understatement. This is where our country lives - or at least, it's one of the remnants we've beaten it back to. It is quiet in this slice of juniper and pine highland across the verdant valley from the Collegiate Peaks. Even the Stellers jays show a measure of respect. A bill in Congress would keep it that way, quiet. Free for...

2008-07-03 21:00:12

CHICAGO _ The execution-style killing last year of a gorilla family in the Democratic Republic of Congo may portend future conflicts as humans encroach on resource-rich national parks in developing countries, according to authors of a new study. The report published Friday in the journal Science surveyed strips of land surrounding protected areas and found that people are moving closer to such parks to take advantage of the economic development that often stems from conservation...

2008-07-01 09:00:35

By Rose Chilcoat Associate Director As one of the folks who is mobility impaired and a taxpayer with worn-out body parts, I want to advocate for wilderness designation for Browns Canyon. I might never hike very far into it, and that's OK. I could raft through it, or ride a horse - two reasonable options. Or I could wave at my children and grandchildren and friends who can still explore wild places under their own power and know that they will have a stellar experience, undisturbed by...

2008-06-19 00:00:15

By STEVE FORD, staff writer Gain, loss and opportunity are among the many highlights on the outdoors scene. One gain is a little something extra to do with your fishing evenings beginning today (June 15) with the start of frog season in Indiana. Now you can bass fish until dark, or after, then crank up the Q- beam and go after bullfrogs around the bank with a gig, gun or bow. If you use a gun you need a hunting license. The daily bag limit is 25. Loss was felt in the waterfowl hunting...

2008-06-16 12:00:00

Environmentalists say the U.S. Congress is on track to designate nearly as much land as pristine wilderness areas as has been done in the past five years. Areas designated as wilderness are subject to strict rules that ban motorized vehicles and emphasize quiet activities such as hiking. Approval of new wildness areas has been slow in recent years but this year, Congress has passed six wilderness bills and the U.S. Senate is considering four more, The Washington Post reported Monday. The...

2005-10-07 13:03:12

Anchorage, Alaska (Oct. 7, 2005) -- More than 150 of the best nature photographers in the world gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss how photography can contribute to the conservation community's efforts in protecting wilderness areas and endangered species around the world. The Conservation Photography Symposium opened with visual presentations by top names in the profession like legendary photographers, Art Wolfe and David Doubilet. Topics include timely ecological and social issues,...


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Francis Marion National Forest
2014-01-20 10:46:46

The Francis Marion National Forest can be found north of Charleston, South Carolina. It’s named for revolutionary war hero Francis Marion, who was known to the British as the Swamp Fox. It lies completely within the Middle Atlantic coastal forests ecoregion. This national forest is contained completely in the counties of Charleston and Berkeley and is 258,864 acres in size. The forest contains the towns of Huger, Jamestown, McClellanville, and Awendaw. Charleston offers emergency...

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