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Hunting, Fishing Giving Way To Observation, Outdoor Photography
2012-06-21 08:22:29

Individuals living in the U.S. are becoming increasingly more likely to observe or photograph nature than they are to fish, hunt, or participate in other traditional outdoor activities, the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) claims in a recent study. The research, which was prepared as part of the USDA Forest Service's 2010 Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment, demonstrated an overall upswing in terms of nature-based activity participation from 2000 to 2009, the...

2012-06-01 23:03:34

The WMS invites medical professionals interested in Wilderness and Mountain Medicine to the 6th World Congress on Wilderness Medicine in Whistler, BC, Canada, July 13-17, 2012. This conference brings together attendees and world renown experts in the field of Wilderness Medicine for 5 days of plenary and small group sessions, optional hands-on workshops, and 4 preconference workshops in Whistler Village located in British Columbia's Coast Mountains. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 01, 2012...

2012-05-09 23:03:21

CampingSurvival.com reports that its Facebook fan page now has more than 50,000 fans, thanks in large part to the valuable information available, both from the company itself and the information exchange between visitors. Fulton, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 CampingSurvival.com reports that the CampingSurvival.com Facebook Page now has more than 50,000 fans, thanks in large part to the valuable information available, both from the company itself and the information exchange between visitors....

2012-05-08 23:03:18

A new report suggests that constant exposure to smart phones and computers can actually sap our creativity, but something as simple as a nature hike can renew our inspiration–a finding that wins the affirmation of nature enthusiasts like Sean Alisea. Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 In this Digital Age, information is never far from our fingertips. Indeed, most of us are constantly inundated by the effects of smart phones, computers, and cellular devices. According to a new...

2012-03-29 13:41:13

The land around Yellowstone and Glacier national parks might look like it's filling up with people and houses, but it's nothing compared to the rate of development around some other U.S. national parks, according to a new Montana State University study. While population densities rose 246 percent around Yellowstone/Grand Teton and 210 percent around Glacier between 1940 and 2000, they surged 3,092 percent around the Mojave National Preserve in California, 2,962 percent around the Colorado...

2012-03-28 23:04:27

CNP Integrations Announced the Launch of http://www.getinthewild.com a New Portal for Outdoor Enthusiasts. Boston MA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 CNP Integrations announced the launch of http://www.getinthewild.com a new portal for outdoor enthusiasts. This new client site sponsored by the North American Wilderness Leadership School is the brain child and passion of Christopher Hagedorn. Chris and his team of adventure and leadership experts have established a vast resource online with a variety...

2011-12-28 08:00:00

The new book, The Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness First Aid by Clifton Castleman, provides both basic and in-depth information on how to recognize, treat, and manage common injuries and illnesses when professional emergency medical care is an hour away or more. This comprehensive guide will teach you what to look for, what to do in the event of an emergency, and direct you to the most appropriate type of care. Great for anyone who works, travels or plays in the great outdoors, this book is...


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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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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