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2008-09-16 12:00:21

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Walter Abramson of the Minnesota Land Trust, +1-612-647- 9590 Island home of legendary conservationist Ernest Oberholtzer to remain undeveloped ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Land Trust and the Ernest C. Oberholtzer Foundation announced the permanent protection of the Review Islands -- the Rainy Lake home of conservationist Ernest C. Oberholtzer. Completion of this project ensures that the islands' important historic,...

2008-09-14 18:00:19

BRITAIN'S biggest gold mine, in Snowdonia, which has supplied wedding rings for royalty, may re-open because of rising prices. (c) 2008 Sunday Mirror; London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-01 15:15:00

Increased mountain lion sightings in Colorado have prompted a study intended to minimize risks when humans impinge on the big cats' turf, state officials say. State Department of Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said as the urban landscape in Colorado continues to push into what used to be wilderness areas, the typically reclusive big cats have begun venturing among humans, The Denver Post reported Monday. "We really don't have a wilderness in Colorado any more," Churchill said....

2008-08-29 18:00:23

By KEN MIDKIFF Approaching Licking - about 125 miles south of here - the usual sign appeared: "Entering Texas County." But that sign was unnecessary because it seemed that every residence had a "Linda Garrett for County Commission" yard sign installed. While the high- visibility yards along Highway 63 might be expected to harbor political messages, these signs also were encountered on Highway 32 and even on graveled back roads. Those of us who fish and swim in our state's streams know...

2008-08-29 03:00:44

By Caroline An PASADENA - With one week to go before the start of school, parents and students attended John Muir High School's Freshman Orientation on Thursday to get a glimpse of the major changes implemented at the school. For Cicely Buggs, a Muir alumna, this was an opportunity to share her memories from high school with her daughter, Jeh Kirby, an incoming ninth-grader. "I had a great time in high school. This is my daughter's home high school," said Buggs, who graduated in 1991....

2008-08-20 03:00:25

By Mike Matz When we think of what kind of country we wish to leave our children and grandchildren, we probably would rather not hand down a nation bereft of its natural wonders with its once-abundant resources depleted, gone forever. We need places such as Yellowstone and Yosemite, the Arctic Refuge and the Grand Canyon, just as they are, for future generations of Americans to marvel at, as we have had the good fortune to do. So despite calls today for more drilling, I think most...

2008-08-05 18:00:19

Conservation groups want about 62,000 acres in North Dakota's Badlands to be off limits to oil and gas development. Their proposal also seeks to protect a 5,410-acre area of the Sheyenne National Grasslands in eastern North Dakota. Congress would have to approve the federal wilderness designation. Supporter Jan Swenson says conservation groups are forming the North Dakota Wilderness Coalition and hope to have legislation introduced next year. Swenson says the areas proposed for...

2008-08-03 12:00:17

By Linda V. Mapes, Seattle Times Aug. 3--Come and get it: Washington's newest wilderness area, Wild Sky, is as pretty as it gets -- and has something to offer just about everybody. Not only that, but Wild Sky offers solitude, deep quiet and spectacular scenery, with none of the hassles of crowds, permits and reservations. Or even a fee. Hard to believe it, but it's true: Take your dog? Sure. And leashes are optional. Horses or other pack animals? You bet, on some trails. Hunt?...

2008-07-25 18:00:33

By KEN MIDKIFF Lately, just about every news story that has to do with drilling in ANWR, national forest protection, energy policy and other so- called conservation issues contains quotes of representatives from "environmental groups." This is done in the style of objective journalism, as if maybe, just maybe, there's another side to a story about decimation and destruction in the name of profit and in the interest of reporting both sides of the story. Not-so-objective reports on, say,...

2008-07-20 18:00:19

By Victor Skinner, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 20--EMPIRE -- Benzie County agencies continue to bemoan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore's preferred general management plan, while park officials work to finalize the years-long project. Park officials are analyzing feedback from a recent round of public hearings on a new management plan and expect to make minor changes to the "preferred alternative," one of five posed to the public that outlines the park's future....


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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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