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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...

2009-12-23 15:33:42

Conservationists have long known that lines on a map are not sufficient to protect nature because what happens outside those boundaries can affect what happens within. Now, a study by two University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists in the department of forest and wildlife ecology measures the threat of housing development around protected areas in the United States. In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Volker Radeloff, an associate...

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...

2009-12-17 08:30:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- T. Marzetti Company is pleased to announce that it has received The John Muir Business Conservation Award for 2009. The annual award presented by The John Muir Association acknowledges individuals, groups or organizations for their restoration, protection and conservation efforts. "T. Marzetti Company is very honored to receive this prestigious award," said President Bruce Rosa. "Our supply chain initiatives to reduce energy consumption and green...

2009-11-17 06:45:00

WILLISTON PARK, N.Y., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Marston, an innocent with psychological problems, comes to live in New York City with a relative following his mother's death, and then meets violent conflict with this urban environment -- threatening and predatory. This is "The Wilderness Singers" (published by iUniverse), one of a collection of stories and a short novel by John Zepf. "The Wilderness Singers" writings are emotionally nuanced and quite moving, at other times unusually...

2009-11-04 11:22:00

JACKSON, Wyo., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilderness Ventures, the oldest and most experienced adventure travel program for young people, recently announced their 2010 lineup of unique Leadership Adventures, International Adventures and Community Service Adventures for teenagers. These life-altering teen wilderness adventures, set in some of the world's most magnificent outdoor spaces, are crafted for young adults who are just beginning their experiences in the outdoors or teenagers who are...

2009-09-26 15:42:05

The PBS documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea highlights various U.S. national parks as well as naturalist John Muir, the director says. Director Ken Burns said while making his six-part documentary about the country's national parks, he became enamored with the writings of Muir, who is credited as a pioneer in the preservation of the U.S. wilderness, the Bay Area News Group said Saturday. It's such a great thing to be hit over the head when you're working on a film, Burns said....


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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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