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Senate Votes To Help States Sell Off Public Lands

The new chair of the powerful Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee secured a vote Thursday afternoon in the U.S. Senate on a controversial proposal to sell off America’s national forests and other public lands. U.S. SenatorShow More Summary

Environmental groups challenge Tongass timber sale, seek injunction

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Environmental groups announced Thursday that they were appealing the Big Thorne timber sale, the U.S. Forest Service's biggest Tongass National Forest sale in years. The agency said it was disappointed that the sale...Show More Summary

Curbed Ski: Quirky Cabins Get Up Close and Personal with America's National Forests

Via Chase International This year marks the 100th anniversary of a little-known U.S. Forest Service program that has allowed families — sometimes multiple generations — to enjoy National Forests in a unique way: by owning permitted cabins on public lands. The Recreation...

Forest fires rage in Chile, made worse by strong winds, drought

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Strong winds and unusually hot weather in southern Chile are fueling out-of-control forest fires, which are consuming large swaths of national parks and ancient woodland parched by a prolonged drought.

Birding and Fly-fishing in Pisgah National Forest

The first time I agreed to join my fiancé Brian on a joint birding/fly-fishing excursion, I wasn’t sure what to...

First photo of legendary albino tapir

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This albino tapir was a local legend in southeastern Brazil's Atlantic rain forest until National Geographic contributing photographer Luciano Candisani used a camera trap to grab this image of the strange pig-like animal. Read the ...

Skateboarder Dies in Collision with Dump Truck

A 20-year-old man who was riding a skateboard fatally collided with a dump truck Friday on a mountain road in the Angeles National Forest north of San Dimas, California. Eric Pederson of Clayton was headed downhill and rounding a curve...Show More Summary

Healthy Forests Mean a Healthy Future for All of Us

In observance of March 21, the United Nations' International Day of Forests, let's commit to doing more to advance practical, results-oriented solutions that will ensure healthy forests for future generations while supporting the people and communities who depend on them today. Show More Summary

Should bottled water companies sell national forest water?

A water fight is brewing over a 27-year-old expired permit, a drought-stricken state, and bottled water

A Walk in the Garden: My Stroll With Dan Pearson

Backdrop 21st March has been declared as the International Day of Forests and the Tree by the United Nations General Assembly. This new global celebration of forests builds on the successes of the International Year of Forests in 2011,...Show More Summary

Daily 2 Cents: Sasquatch Hunters' Camp Attacked -- Tall Ancient Skeleton Discovered -- Police Respond to Hostile Alien Reports

Sasquatch hunters say they were attacked by bigfoot The Sasquatch didn't like it when explorers in the Sam Houston National Forest drew too near him last week, and in his fury he hurled giant logs at the curious humans.That's according...Show More Summary

Sasquatch hunters near Houston say they were attacked by bigfoot

The Sasquatch didn't like it when explorers in the Sam Houston National Forest drew too near him last week, and in his fury he hurled giant logs at the curious humans.

Volunteer at National and State Parks to Score Free Amenities

From the gulf stream waters to the redwood forests, the US has some absolutely amazing national, state, and regional parks. If you have a favorite park you visit yearly, or a park on your bucket list, you might be able to volunteer in the park and stay for free. Read more...

More Breaking News From Planet Bullshit

A proposal to seize and sell off America’s national forests and other public lands could make its way into the House GOP’s budget resolution when it is announced this week. In a recent memo to the House Budget Committee, Rep. Rob Bishop...Show More Summary

Farewell To Zion

I am back this morning after my glorious hiking trip out West and three days of trekking around Zion National Forest. I finished my time in Zion with a couple of mountain hikes and the Narrows, a long hike in the river through the spectacular rock formations of the park. The Narrows had deeper and […]

GOP Budget Expected To Fund Proposal To Sell Off America’s National Forests

A proposal to seize and sell off America’s national forests and other public lands could make its way into the House GOP’s budget resolution when it is announced this week. The post GOP Budget Expected To Fund Proposal To Sell Off America’s National Forests appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Horseshoe Shaped Asbyrgi Canyon

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Located in the north of Iceland, within Vatnajökull National Park, lies an enormous horseshoe shaped depression called the Asbyrgi Canyon. The canyon floor is heavily forested with trees such as birch, willow, fir, larch,...Show More Summary

Decommissioning abandoned roads to protect fish

In the winter of 1996, a series storm and flood events blew out old roads in the mountainous region of the Clearwater National Forest. The failure of those abandoned logging roads resulted in large amounts of fine sediment fouling critical...Show More Summary

Sasquatch Chronicles: East Texas Trip Overview

Tonight we will be giving a recap of our trip to east Texas and the Sam Houston National forest. Bob Garrett was kind enough to take us out to a few of the areas. The whole time we had non stop rain and flooding but we did have a couple of encounters, lots of audio and video. I will be releasing this through the week.

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