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Where Cars Can’t Go: Len Foote Hike Inn

Where Cars Can’t Go: Len Foote Hike Inn   One of my favorite Georgia discoveries is the Len Foote Hike Inn, a backcountry lodge hidden deep in the Chattahoochee National Forest. To reach it, you must park at Amicalola Falls and hike five miles—cars can’t get any closer. The path is hilly, but you’ll be […]

I Heart My National Park: Olympic

Encompassing 1,441 square miles of Washington's Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park invites visitors to explore three distinct ecosystems: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow; temperate forest; and the rugged Pacific shore. Because...Show More Summary

A mining company set out to tame a small plot of Brazil’s wilderness. It struggles with the forces of nature and of the market

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CARAJAS NATIONAL FOREST, PARA, Brazil — The Zoo-Botanical Park maintained by the mammoth Brazilian minerals company called Vale sits in the midst of the Carajas Forest Amazon reserve. Here, in cages, were some of the same animals that roam freely in the nearly 1,600 square miles of forest surrounding the zoo. Show More Summary

Apple Partners With The Conservation Fund to Buy a Forest the Size of San Francisco

Apple partners with The Conservation Fund to protect our nation’s forests. The U.S. has more than 420 million acres of working forests and more than 45 million of those acres are at risk of development. Working forests are huge swaths...Show More Summary

I Heart My National Park: Glacier

Montana's Glacier National Park is home to some 762 lakes, dozens of glaciers, and innumerable waterfalls that glisten in forested valleys. But perhaps best of all, a scenic highway and more than 700 miles of trails criss-cross the park, making much of its pristine beauty accessible to visitors. Show More Summary

Dry, warm conditions keep California's national forests parched

California’s dwindling snowpack and warmer temperatures continue to increase the risk of fires in already parched national forests.

Los Alamos' Las Conchas Fire Driven by Mountain Waves, Pyro-cumulus clouds

At about 1 p.m. on June 26, 2011, a wind-downed power line sparked a blaze in the Las Conchas area of Santa Fe National Forest. It would become the largest fire in New Mexico’s history at the time. Within hours, the flames spread toShow More Summary

Louisville Stole Home To Beat Wake Forest On A Walk-Off

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Louisville’s earned its way to a top-five national ranking and a 19-2 conference record through the usual college baseball strong points: pitching, defense, and smart base running. Last night they completed a sweep of Wake Forest by using one of baseball’s most exciting plays: stealing home. Read more...

Inside the World of Viral Dark Matter

According to the United Nations, 2015 is the International Year of Light as well as the International Year of Soils. But, for the marine microbial ecologist Forest Rohwer, a professor at San Diego State University, 2015 is also the Year of the Phage. Show More Summary

Slide Show: Rocks, Paper, Sinners

Near a private service road in Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park sits a pile of rocks. It is not an official attraction, nor is it marked on any map. About the size of a pickup truck, it is a jumble of chunks of petrified wood,...Show More Summary

The Forest Service Is an Agency Still In Search of a Mission

Perhaps Ken Burns had the right idea when he named his public television series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. Even though I worked for the Forest Service for 34 years, I’m inclined to agree

Preserving God's Creation Through Land Management

It's one of the reasons my wife, my seven year old grandson and I pursued a cross country journey from Pennsylvania to Oregon last summer. We visited, experienced, and enjoyed our National Parks, National Forests, and Monuments on our adventure.

S Is For Solar: Woodsy Owl Joins First-Of-Its-Kind Solar PPA

Woodsy Owl -- that is, the National Forest Service -- could spark a solar PPA revolution in 500,000 federally owned buildings across the S Is For Solar: Woodsy Owl Joins First-Of-Its-Kind Solar PPA was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

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Wolverine bait stations in the Selway and Frank Church Wilderness, Bitterroot National Forest, Montana. Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.  

Nestlé Has Been Pumping Water From a National Forest With an Expired Permit For Over 25 Years

The company's response? Don't worry, folks. The lack of regulation here is stunning. The U.S. Forest Service in Southern California just caught wind of the fact Nestlé's permit to pump water out of a national forest expired over 25 years ago. Show More Summary

Why Congress Can Sell Off Our National Forests, But Not National Parks

Republican senators want to sell your National Forests, Wildernesses and Wildlife Refuges. But they can't sell your National Parks, Monuments or Preserves. Here's how all the different types of public land are different. And why you should care. Read more...

Wake Forest Baptist Researcher's Team Receives $8.5 Million Grant

A research program led by Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D., professor of surgery, nephrology and physiology-pharmacology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been awarded an $8.5 million grant by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Nestlé's California Water Permit Expired 27 Years Ago

Last month, California newspaper The Desert Sun published an investigation revealing that Nestlé Water's permit to transport water across the San Bernardino National Forest for bottling has been expired since 1988. On Friday, the California...Show More Summary

Hike Corte Madera Mountain

Corte Madera Mountain is a fine introduction to the Pine Creek Wilderness, which occupies a substantial portion of Cleveland National Forest’s Descanso District south of Interstate 8. While the most prominent feature of the wilderness is Pine Valley Creek and its attendant canyon, Corte Madera and its sister peak Los Pinos Mountain form high points…

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