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The Future of Bolting

NEWS FLASH: U.S. Forest Service closes sport climbing on public lands pending compliance with UIAA materials recommendations. OK, that’s a lie, it hasn’t happened—yet. In April 2016, the Access Fund (AF) and Petzl sponsored the second Future of Fixed Anchors Conference. Approximately 60 policy... Continue reading

A Visit with Mary Hossmer – This Week on Gateway Outdoors Radio

Mary Hossmer retired from the Allegheny National Forest in public affairs. She also worked as a Forester. Her career included working for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Army..... This post A Visit with Mary Hossmer – This Week on Gateway Outdoors Radio appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Attend OHV Meeting in South Lake Tahoe on McKinney Rubicon Kiosk

Image Courtesy of ShareTrails.org The community is invited to the OHV meeting in South Lake Tahoe on McKinney Rubicon Kiosk. The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) invites Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) partnersShow More Summary

Federal officials launch shuttle service from the San Gabriel Valley to the San Gabriel Mountains

Angeles National Forest supervisor Jeffrey Vail and a host of other officials clambered aboard buses Saturday at the Gold Line stop in Arcadia to make the five-mile trek up to Chantry Flat. It was supposed to be a test run for a shuttle program aimed at reducing congestion at one of the most popular...

Grizzly Bear Killed Enforcement Officer while Mountain Biking

4 weeks agoHobbies / Hunting : Outdoorhub

On June 29, a United States Forest Service law enforcement officer was killed while mountain biking on a trail near Glacier National Park, according to an investigation Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released last week. Brad Treat,...Show More Summary

Cyclists peeved after bike pedal blamed in Sierra wildfire

[...] the latest culprit — a bike — is largely unheard of as a source of ignition, and is being met with disbelief in some circles. U.S. Forest Service investigators say a bicycle pedal that scraped a rock and shot sparks on a mountain...Show More Summary

Mountain Bike Pedal Strike Caused Wildfire Near Mammoth

Blaze was sparked by metal against rock, fire investigators conclude; the internet thinks the Forest Service hates bikes.

First family goes hiking in national park in Virginia

First family goes hiking in national park in Virginia The National Park Services describes Prince William Forest Park as a "respite of quiet and calm" amid the hustle and bustle and frequent traffic jams of northern Virginia.

California ski resort and Forest Service say let’s make a deal

A Sierra Nevada land swap that would add 1,317 acres to three national forests in exchange for about 30 acres serving the prominent Mammoth Mountain ski resort is nearer completion. … Click to Continue »

Enter to Win! 100 years of inspiration: Our National Parks Essay Contest

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness”-John Muir On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an “organic act” creating the U.S. National Parks Service. Although Yellowstone National Park had already existed for 44 years, this … Continue reading ?

Thousands Of Acres Of Maine Woods Are Now Federally Protected

last monthNews : Huffington Post

President Barack Obama designated tens of thousands of acres of Maine forest as a national monument on Wednesday, one day before the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The area, known as the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, spans 87,500 acres of the state’s stunning northern woods. Show More Summary

Obama creates new national monument in Maine forest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated 87,500 acres in Maine's North Woods as a national monument, as the administration prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Forest and watercourse interplay important for restorations

Humans utilise forests and watercourses in a way that depletes ecosystem habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Many areas are restored to break the trend, but to succeed you need to consider not only the ecosystem in mind, but also surrounding ecosystems. This according to researchers in Umeå in Sweden in an article published in BioScience. read more

2 Charged With Stealing From Firefighters Battling Calif. Blaze

What better way to thank the firefighters risking their lives to put out a forest fire in your community than by robbing them blind? Such is the case for US Forest Service firefighters as they arrived at a landfill Wednesday morning outside of Clearlake, Calif., ready to start working to...

New Monument Plan Encourages Diversity and Access

This week, the Forest Service released the much-anticipated Environmental Analysis of the new Draft Management Plan for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, a 199-page in-depth document detailing an environmental assessment of the 346,176-acre Monument designated by President Obama via the Antiquities Act in October of 2014. And on first glance, the new Management Plan…

An Inside Look at Hawaii's National Park Sites (and How to Celebrate the Centennial)

The National Parks Service is commemorating its 100-year anniversary in 2016, prompting travelers from across the U.S. to explore the nation’s pristine forests and parklands. If you’re looking for a tropical alternative to popular spots like Yellowstone and Yosemite, consider checking out these eight Hawaiian National Park sites.—Margot Bigg

Cadaver dogs headed to check homes along Highway 138, U.S. Forest Service says

Live updates: Devastating Blue Cut fire in Cajon Pass consumes homes at rapid rate, burning out of control Aug. 17, 2016, 10:52 a.m. A rash of fires this summer has destroyed homes, caused power outages and subjected residents to repeated evacuation orders. Here are some of the fires now raging...

After bear's killing, woman back in the public's cross fire

2 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

To the editor: I have volunteered with the Forest Service for some 20 years in the San Gabriel Canyon of the Angeles National Forest, now part of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. (“She has no regrets over killing of bear,” Aug. 9) We have a pretty good sized population of California...

The United States Forest Service Is Testing Drones That Drop Firebombs to Fight Fires

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The United States Forest Service is testing drones that drop firebombs to fight fires. The drones are being developed at the University of Nebraska, and they feature a payload of balls that are injected with alcohol before being dropped to start controlled burns. via Digg Host your WordPress blog with Laughing Squid Hosting.Related Laughing Squid […]

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