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Patagonia's Ex-CEO Moves To Create Argentina's Largest National Park

For decades, retail moguls Kris and Douglas Tompkins bought up huge swaths of South American wilderness in hopes of preserving ancient forests and the creatures that live in them. Now, nearly a year after her husband’s death, Kris, who...Show More Summary

National Public Lands Day: Yosemite's pretty, but it's also a bit trashed. Want to help clean up?

Happy National Public Lands Day! Saturday marks the day when volunteers are urged to go to a national park or forest (any that charge entrance fees will be free) and give our public lands some love. Yosemite National Park marks the occasion with a five-day cleanup that started Wednesday. The point...

White Wolf Lodge

These serene forest cabins are the closest you can get to what early visitors to the national park experienced. White Wolf Lodge is located midway between Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows, and is near hiking trails, mountain lakes and an unforgettably scenic drive through Yosemite’s high country.

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie, China

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is full of natural wonders that draw thousands of visitors a day, from misty forests to towering sandstone pillars. Allegedly, its landscape even inspired the scenery of James Cameron's Avatar. But it's not rock formations or trees that tourists have been flocking for lately–it's a bridge. Show More Summary

Nestle can keep piping water from national forest, despite outdated permit

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Federal judge rules that a permit allowing Nestle to pipe water out of forest is valid.        

‘Firewatch’ now available for Xbox One

First-person mystery-adventure video game ‘Firewatch’ is now available for the Xbox One after having already been available on both PC and PS4. The game, developed by Campo Santo, follows a Shoshone National Forest fire lookout named Henry in 1989, a year after the Yellowstone fires of 1988. A month after his first day at work, […]

Wake Forest Baptist Researchers Using NIH Grant to Study Cumulative Effects of Head Impacts in High School Football Players

Supported by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant worth a projected $3.3 million over five years, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center investigators have expanded their research into the cumulative effects of head impacts in young football players to the high school level.

Hiking Big Baldy Ridge

This prominent north-south trending ridge divides the Redwood Canyon and the Stony Creek Canyon along the boundary of Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Forest. The ridge gets its name from the large, barren exfoliation dome at the southernmost point of the ridge. From the summit of Big Baldy, you’ll gain a spectacular view across…

Shakedown: Shoes, animal noises, water

We did a shakedown hike over Labor Day weekend in Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan on the North Country Trail (a 4,600-mile trail that runs from NY to ND but is only about 50% complete). It was the first time we hiked all day with our packs, and our first time stealth camping, and I......

Happy 24th birthday to the beautiful Monterey Bay National...

Happy 24th birthday to the beautiful Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, protector of vast kelp forests, deep-sea environments, nearshore ecosystems, one of the largest underwater canyons in North America—and best backyard ever! (Photo courtesy @noaasanctuaries /Chad King)

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...

Hike the Giant Logs Trail

An easy, paved walk behind the Rainbow Forest Museum that introduces visitors to an excellent grouping of petrified trees, including some of the largest and most colorful in the National Park. A log known as “Old Faithful” measures almost ten feet wide at its base! For first-time visitors to Petrified Forest National Park coming in…

Hike the Crystal Forest

Crystal Forest is home to a moderately easy hiking loop through a dense collection of petrified wood, offering both expansive vistas of Petrified Forest National Park and some up-close experiences with the ancient trees turned modern day stones. If you’re headed to Petrified Forest National Park, odds are you’re eventually going to want to see…

Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa

A log cabin-style resort, reminiscent of those seen in the larger American national parks or Scandinavia, set in 44 acres of pristine forest, yet just two miles from the market town of Otley and Leeds-Bradford Airport.

Hike Puerco Pueblo

Hike an easy, paved path at the largest archeological site in Petrified Forest National Park to take a step back in time to a pueblo containing around 100 rooms and a large plaza. A beautiful place to enjoy the history of the Southwest, this region is also full of petroglyphs — including one that puts…

Image: California's Soberanes Fire still burns on

Today, September 13, 2016, marks the fifty-fourth day that the Soberanes Fire has been burning in the Ventana Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest, Garrapata State Park, areas south of the Carmel Valley and areas surrounding Big Sur. Show More Summary

Romania races to save some of the last untouched forests in Europe

Romania’s forests are in trouble - and the government has teamed up with Greenpeace and other environmental NGOs to save them. The initiative is racing to map forested areas in a national database to ensure federal protection status....Show More Summary

Free entry to national parks and forests on National Public Lands Day (Sept. 24)

How will you celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24? You can hug a tree, clean up a trail or share a spectacular moment in nature with family and friends — all without paying to enter national parklands. The idea for the one-day event started 23 years ago when the National Environmental...

Mysterious Ghost Redwoods May Be Saving the Giants

They’re giant redwoods but they’re not giants. They’re evergreens but they’re not green. They‘re ghosts but still alive. They’re mysterious but not anymore. They’re the ghost redwoods of the Redwood National Forest and other places where giant redwoods grow. These small albino trees have baffled experts for...

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