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Harney Peak in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

“I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world,” the Oglala Lakota medicine man Black Elk was quoted as saying from Harney Peak, the highest point in South Dakota at 7,242 feet above sea level. Show More Summary

This creek divides the US connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

The Panama Canal is not the only water line connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. There's a place in Wyoming—deep in the Teton Wilderness Area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest—in which a creek splits in two. Like the canal, this creek connects the two oceans dividing North America in two parts. Read more...

Boy Scout killed by rolling log on camping trip

A young boy on a camping trip with his father, brother and Boy Scout troop died in the Olympic National Forest after a rolling log smashed his head. The tragic accident happened early Saturday morning while four members of troop 1587, of Silverdale, Wash., were exploring a boulder field near their Lena Lake campsite.

Costa Rica and the Drug Cartels

Despite recent claims that “no terrorist groups or drug cartels lurk in the nation’s mountains and rain forests,” the evidence is quite the contrary.

8 Eggs-travagantly Egg-Shaped Buildings for Easter

Josef Stöger's Bavarian Forest National Park Treetop Walk Josef Stöger's winding timber walkway isn't just in the shape of an egg--it's also the longest treetop walk in the world! Located in Germany's Bavarian Forest National Park, this treetop walk wraps

Rio Celeste in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Nestled in the Costa Rican wilderness, the Rio Celeste is a stunning tropical gem whose iconic blue hue has turned it into a popular nature spot. Located amidst the forests of the Tenorio Volcano National Park the long river twists and turns through the wilderness maintaining its bright cerulean color all the way. Show More Summary

Chris Christie is still trying to force a pipeline through the New Jersey Pinelands

A state commission rejected a plan to build a natural-gas pipeline through a national reserve of forests and wetlands, but Christie and his cronies don't want to take no for an answer.

Arizona’s Coconino National Forest: Where Snowbirds head to escape the heat

5 days agoVehicles / RVs : RV.NET Blog

By Bob Difley With Snowbird season in its waning moments, RVers are starting to head north to cooler weather, many of which will head for the national forests for a change of scene from the Southwestern Deserts. Many retreating snowbirds, though, choose a more leisurely pace to the northern climes than multiple hundred-mile days of driving, heading [...]

Protector of Congo gorillas and endangered animals seriously wounded

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A member of Belgium's royal family who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has tried to defend endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging and charcoal production, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove in the area, officials said Wednesday.

Prescott Car Show & Fire Expo

Walker Fire Patrol 80 and Prescott National Forest Engi […]

Overselling the National Forest - Bad News for Teachers of Plein Air Painting & Photography

Painting at the Mescal Trailhead in the Red Rock Ranger Districtof the Coconino Forest Last week, I was informed by an enforcement officer of the US Forest Service's Red Rock Ranger District here in Sedona that I can't take my painting workshops onto Forest land without a permit. Show More Summary

How Saké is Made at SakéOne in Oregon

Breweries, wineries, distilleries; Portland, Oregon has them all. Its craft beverage scene is the envy of cities around the nation. But saké? Yep: I visited SakéOne in Forest Grove to view the saké-brewing process firsthand and learn what distinguishes Oregon saké from Japanese.

Restoration in the Tongass

2 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Sitka Conservation Society's Watershed Programs Manager, Scott Harris, teaches about restoration in the Tongass National Forest. Alaska’s Chugach and Tongass national forests are sometimes referred to as salmon forests, producing all...Show More Summary

Don't sweat the supervolcanoes

Beneath the pine forests and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park is a huge chamber of magma, which by some measures makes the park's volcano the world’s largest. The last three eruptions at Yellowstone occurred 2.1 million, 1.3 million, and 640,000 years ago, respectively. Show More Summary

21 Photos Of The Controversial World Cup Host City That's In The Middle Of The Jungle

A lot of people didn't think World Cup games should be held in Manaus. The Amazonian city is 1,700 miles from Sao Paulo and surrounded by 2.1 million square miles of rain forest. National team coaches have complained about the oppressive heat and and humidity. Show More Summary

Answering Jimmy Carter's call to action

My latest op-ed in The Forest Grove Leader, a publication of The Oregonian: A national conversation about violence against women has been jump-started by the release of Jimmy Carter's new book "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power."...

Rick Silva: En plein air

3 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

Rick Silva, "Diamond Creek Falls Loop", Willamette National Forest, Oregon. 3pm. 56 f. From the En plein air series.

Simmons First National Corporation: Acquisition Might Challenge Balance Sheet

By Stephen Rosenman: Arkansas has a lot to offer - decent weather, lakes and forest, inexpensive housing. But, it's the state's regional banks that should draw investor's interests. Three banks stand out: Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK), Home Bancshares (HOMB), and Simmons First National Corporation (SFNC). Show More Summary

Mountain lion found, sedated near O.C. retirement community

A 70-pound mountain lion seen running on the slopes behind a retirement community was sedated by California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers and taken to the Cleveland National Forest, according to a news release issued Thursday by the city of Mission Viejo.

In Wales, A Floating House On The Edge Of A Vast Forest

Kelsey spotted this beautifully simple house that is suspended on a minimum concrete structure on the edge of the Brecon National Park in Wales, United Kingdom. It’s so minimal and beautiful. I want it. Badly. More »      

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