The USDA Forest Service is proposing widespread forest thinning on our public lands across the West in a misguided attempt to reduce the impact of drought, fire, and insects (see National Forest Restoration Projects, Sierra Nevada National Forest Land Management Plan Revisions, news articles). Show More Summary
Yesterday, President Obama issued a “Presidential Memorandum — Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Our National Parks, National Forests, and Other Public Lands and Waters.” It orders the National Park Service and such agencies to do...Show More Summary
Mentor Series Channeling Henry David Thoreau through nature photography Finding natural beauty in Mount Rainier National Park with the Mentor Series.
President Obama is taking new steps to promote diversity and inclusivity in our nation's system of national parks, national forests, monuments and other public lands and waters," a White House statement said, adding that the designations...Show More Summary
U.S. national parks and forests that charge admission will waive fees Monday to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That means you can skip the $25 entry fee to visit Joshua Tree or Death Valley. What’s there to do? Plenty. L.A. Times Travel writer Christopher Reynolds and photographer Mark Boster...
noaasanctuaries: What’re you looking at? California’s state marine fish, the garibaldi, lives in the rocky reefs and kelp forests of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Garibaldis are highly territorial and will fend off larger fish and even divers by making noise, nipping, and making aggressive passes. Show More Summary
As an immigrant from Jamaica, I yearned for the experience of Hope Gardens on Sundays, or Sunday afternoon drives when "Brother Reggie" piled all the children in the open back of his truck and took us exploring the countryside. We dressed...Show More Summary
Fairfax’s Ian Harkes, a Gonzaga High School graduate who last month capped a sterling college career by leading Wake Forest to the national final, was awarded the Hermann Trophy on Friday as NCAA soccer’s best male player. Maryland sophomore Gordon Wild and Florida Gulf Coast junior Albert Ruiz were the other finalists. West Virginia senior […]
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Researchers identify patterns that could be valuable resource for superconductivity research; ORNL researchers developing approaches to preserve forests, wildlife; ORNL supercomputer helping scientists...Show More Summary
The Ramapough Lunaape Nation has spurred the charge against the proposed 178-mile Pilgrim pipeline, which would transport Bakken crude oil from Albany, New York, to New Jersey’s Linden Harbor. The pipeline would cut through forests and a critical drinking water reservoir. Last week, the town of...
Linville Gorge Loop ~ 22 Miles Western North Carolina The Linville Gorge Wilderness is located in part of the Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina. It is one of only two wilderness gorge areas located in the southern United...Show More Summary
In June of 2014, archaeologist Meg Watters led a team of five Revolutionary War reenactors through a forest in Minute Man National Park, on the edge of Lexington, Massachusetts. It was damp out, and the reenactors had traded period garb...Show More Summary
Located in in Hunan's Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, this Chinese tourist attraction is already home to the longest glass-bottomed bridge. But that isn't stopping them from building another one for thrill-seekers. READ MORE »
(University of California - Davis) A study spanning 10 national forests and 14 burned areas in California found that conifer seedlings were found in less than 60 percent of the study areas five to seven years after fire. Of the nearly 1,500 plots surveyed, nearly half showed no natural conifer regeneration at all. Show More Summary
Scheduled meetings will provide updated information on forest plan revision Photo Courtesy of sharetrails.org Meetings will be held for the Helena Lewis & Clark National Forest Forest Plan Revision. The Forest Service has announced that...Show More Summary
Susan Watkins in Nellie Juan-College Fiord WSA, Chugach National Forest. Each summer, the U.S. Forest Service hosts an artist residency in Alaska called "Voices of the Wilderness." I mention the opportunity each year on the blog, and many GurneyJourneyers have availed themselves of the opportunity. Show More Summary
New position focuses restoration efforts on public/private lands throughout Sumter National Forest Greenville, S.C. – December 12, 2016 – In a joint effort to restore bobwhite quail to the Piedmont region of South Carolina, Quail Forever has partnered with the U.S. Show More Summary
Gordon Wild, Maryland’s prolific scorer, and Ian Harkes, a Gonzaga High School graduate who captained Wake Forest to the national title match, were named men’s finalists Wednesday for the Hermann Trophy, college soccer’s most prestigious individual award. They are joined by Florida Gulf Coast’s Albert Ruiz, a Spanish forward who led the nation with 22 […]
Sportsmen and businesses applaud new direction for country’s largest National Forest. JUNEAU, AK – Today, the U.S. Forest Service finalized an amendment to its Tongass Land and Resource Management plan that includes important measures...Show More Summary
Permits start at $5 for adults.