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2010-12-26 07:20:00

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that the Obama administration plans to reverse a Bush-era policy and make millions of undeveloped acres of land once again eligible for federal wilderness protection. BBC News reported that the agency will replace the 2003 policy adopted under former Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Salazar said. That policy "” derided by some as the "No More Wilderness" policy "” stated that new areas could not be recommended for wilderness protection...

2010-12-23 13:43:00

New approach will help all interests work toward consensus on public land protection WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Matz, director of the Campaign for America's Wilderness of the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration's new policy to better inventory and plan protection for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in the West and Alaska: "Secretary Salazar's policy pronouncement today affirms the Bureau...

2010-12-15 15:56:00

Pew and partners call for federal rules that "stand the test of time" WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Obama administration develops sweeping new national forest management rules due early in 2011, an ad campaign starting tomorrow from the Pew Environment Group and 11 other national and regional environmental organizations makes a holiday push for a strong plan to protect America's national forests. With a festive ad in Politico and National Journal Daily this...

2010-12-06 13:01:00

Grassroots organizer working to protect Gold Butte RENO, Nev., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reno-based grassroots organizer Carrie Sandstedt of the Campaign for America's Wilderness at the Pew Environment Group is among five individuals profiled in the 2010 Patagonia Holiday Favorites catalog. Sandstedt was chosen for her efforts to protect the nation's last remaining wild places, and specifically the Gold Butte area outside Las Vegas, Nevada. "Carrie is a perfect example of...

2010-11-23 08:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of America's veterans and those who currently serve in the military, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) Take Me Fishing(TM) campaign has partnered with the Sierra Club's Water Sentinels and the National Military Fish & Wildlife Association (NMFWA) to give families on military installations an opportunity to experience the great outdoors through fishing. Rod and reel manufacturer Zebco donated more...

2010-11-01 15:56:16

Study finds that the areas are most important for a limited range of land cover types Protected areas are generally seen as a triumph for the preservation of nature, yet the reality on the ground is more complex. The world's largest protected areas encompass vast amounts of wilderness but do not extensively overlap the highest priority areas for conservation or include unusually large numbers of birds, amphibians, or mammals, according to an analysis published in the November issue of...

2010-10-27 12:10:00

New Report Presents Case Studies, Other Examples of Successful Agency Efforts WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research report released today documents how interagency cooperation along the U.S.-Mexico border has improved both border security and the protection of wilderness areas and wildlife refuges adjacent to the border. "Interagency Cooperation on U.S.-Mexico Border Wilderness Issues," authored by Dr. Kirk Emerson, environmental mediator and research associate at...

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,...

2010-03-18 12:27:00

JACKSON, Wyo., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years ago, Wilderness Ventures undertook the monumental task of redesigning their award-winning, 96-page catalog. This morning, the world's most experienced teen outdoor adventure program has launched a fresh website to complement their catalog. Both media showcase the fun, immersive teen adventure opportunities and teen service camps offered by Wilderness Ventures - the worldwide leader in teen outdoor adventures since 1973. The new...

2010-01-28 12:27:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced that effective February 1, 2010, the Campaign for America's Wilderness (CAW) will become part of the Pew Environment Group, expanding Pew's work to protect public lands. For more than two decades, Pew has been dedicated to securing lasting safeguards for wilderness of the United States, Canada and most recently Australia. The result has been the preservation of tens of millions of acres of pristine...


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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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