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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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2009-04-15 09:09:17

For those who think of nature as a wild, unspoiled Eden that preserves the natural flora and fauna free from human interference, global warming has a nasty surprise in store, according to University of California, Berkeley, biologist Anthony Barnosky. In his new book, "Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming" (Island Press, 2009), Barnosky says that because of climate change, wilderness left to its own will no longer look like the natural areas we see today. Our conservation strategies...

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2009-03-31 11:11:04

President Barack Obama signed a massive conservation package into law on Monday. The package of almost 170 bills commits the US to sweeping changes in land and water conservation efforts. The House of Representatives approved the measure on a vote of 285-140 just a week after being passed by the Senate. The package contains measures to expand the US National Wilderness Preservation System and federally protect wilderness lands in California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon,...

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2009-03-26 14:00:00

Congress on Wednesday approved a package of nearly 170 bills that is being touted as one of the most important land and water conservation decisions in US history. The House of Representatives approved the measure on a vote of 285-140 just a week after being passed by the Senate. The package contains measures to expand the US National Wilderness Preservation System and federally protect wilderness lands in California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Virginia and West...

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2009-01-16 12:20:00

With a vote of 73-21, the members of the US Senate on Thursday voted to approve what is expected to be the first of many aggressive conservation measures that will be signed into law by President-elect Barack Obama. The measure, which contains more than 160 bills, will be sent to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to be approved. The bill provides protections for the largest expansion of National Wilderness Preservation System in 15 years, designating 2.1 million acres of...

2008-12-18 10:43:00

HOLLAND, Mich., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco-based Sierra Club has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court asking for a court-ordered shutdown of the community-owned electrical generating plant in Holland, Michigan. The complaint, filed against the City of Holland and the Holland Board of Public Works on December 15, alleges that normal maintenance and repair work done at the James De Young power generating facility constituted "major modifications" of the plant that required...

2008-10-10 09:00:30

With more than 9 million acres of potential protected wilderness in Utah on the line, the Utah Wilderness Coalition said Thursday that it has added the Natural Resources Defense Council to its executive committee. "They're going to be great partners working toward the goal of protecting America's red-rock wilderness," said Lawson Legate, senior regional representative of the Sierra Club's Utah chapter. The committee already includes the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, the Sierra Club,...

2008-10-09 15:00:19

By JOHN BRENNAN, STAFF WRITER The Sierra Club moved forward Tuesday on a pair of Xanadu- related court cases, continuing a four-year battle over state permits issued for the sprawling Meadowlands project. In a brief, the state chapter of the environmental group asked an appellate panel to reconsider part of a Sept. 17 decision upholding 2004 state approvals allowing 8 acres of wetlands to be included within the Xanadu development site. The Sierra Club has maintained for years that the...

2008-10-06 06:00:23

By C. Douglas Nielsen There was a time when the great thing about living in Southern Nevada was its wide-open spaces, most of it on public land. One could travel in just about any direction and find someplace new and interesting to visit or someplace new and inviting to hunt. Living in the growing city was made tolerable because you always could get away from the crowds by taking a drive into the desert on one of many roads that miners, ranchers and wandering explorers left behind long...


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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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