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Enter to Win! 100 years of inspiration: Our National Parks Essay Contest

10 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness”-John Muir On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an “organic act” creating the U.S. National Parks Service. Although Yellowstone National Park had already existed for 44 years, this … Continue reading ?

Thousands Of Acres Of Maine Woods Are Now Federally Protected

President Barack Obama designated tens of thousands of acres of Maine forest as a national monument on Wednesday, one day before the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The area, known as the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, spans 87,500 acres of the state’s stunning northern woods. Show More Summary

Obama creates new national monument in Maine forest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated 87,500 acres in Maine's North Woods as a national monument, as the administration prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Finger Mountain – 10,738? – Madison Range – Montana

Climbing Finger Mountain In Montana’s Madison Range Location: Finger Mountain, Taylor Hilgard Unit, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Beaverhead National Forest, Madison Range, Montana Type: Peak Rating: Grade II Class 3 Trailhead: Sentinel Creek...Show More Summary

Homelessness and the National Forests

Given the vast domain of the national forests in many parts of the country and the limited resources to police them, it’s hardly surprising that the national forests have become a refuge for the homeless. This of course results from a whole array of public policy failures that lead to homelessness. It also causes a […]

The 8 Most Beautiful National Park Beaches in the U.S.

Yosemite, Yellowstone, Redwood: When we think of national parks, more often than not, we think of forests. But there are plenty of beach options, too, from Maine to Washington and everywhere in between. Some have wild horses while others have clear blue waters, but all offer a look at the incredible natural beauty of the United States.

Law Enforcement Captures Sasquatch on Surveillance Trail Cam

Trail cam used by law enforcement in the Sequoia National Forest in Northern California for marijuana grower surveillance captures an interesting subject...

China's New Glass Bridge Is The Highest, Longest, And Scariest Yet

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

China just can’t stop building terrifying glass walkways. An attraction that calls itself the highest and longest glass bridge in the world opened this weekend in the country’s Zhangjiajie National Forest. Visitors were quick to risk...Show More Summary

New Monument Plan Encourages Diversity and Access

This week, the Forest Service released the much-anticipated Environmental Analysis of the new Draft Management Plan for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, a 199-page in-depth document detailing an environmental assessment of the 346,176-acre Monument designated by President Obama via the Antiquities Act in October of 2014. And on first glance, the new Management Plan…

An Inside Look at Hawaii's National Park Sites (and How to Celebrate the Centennial)

The National Parks Service is commemorating its 100-year anniversary in 2016, prompting travelers from across the U.S. to explore the nation’s pristine forests and parklands. If you’re looking for a tropical alternative to popular spots like Yellowstone and Yosemite, consider checking out these eight Hawaiian National Park sites.—Margot Bigg

Sunriver, Oregon Fire: Evacuation Alerts Issued, ‘Firenadoes’ Stirred Up By Strong Winds in Cornelius

The Sunriver fire in Oregon rages out of control as firefighters battle the blaze in dry and windy conditions. The wildfire broke out Wednesday afternoon in the Deschutes National Forest. Winds in Oregon have spread the fire to over 300 acres in less than 24 hours. Show More Summary

Portugal accounts for half of all forests destroyed by fire in EU

LISBON (Reuters) - Deadly wildfires raging for two weeks in Portugal have destroyed a wooded area the size of 100,000 soccer fields, and the small Iberian nation alone accounts for half of all forests burned in the European Union this year.

Nope: 4,600-Ft High Glass Cliff Walkway Opens In China

last weekHumor / odd : Geekologie

China's obsession with terrifying glass bridges continues with the opening of this 1,603-meter (4,600-foot) tall walkway around Coiling Dragon Cliff on Tianmen mountain in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (which is also home to this insane glass bridge). Show More Summary

Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier, not far from downtown Juneau, is is one of the few Alaskan glaciers with an “EZ-pass”: It’s surrounded by the Tongass National Forest, but you can easily get there by car, by air, by foot, and even by cruise ship. This...Show More Summary

After bear's killing, woman back in the public's cross fire

To the editor: I have volunteered with the Forest Service for some 20 years in the San Gabriel Canyon of the Angeles National Forest, now part of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. (“She has no regrets over killing of bear,” Aug. 9) We have a pretty good sized population of California...

Long Weekend in Ojai, California

Big Sur meets Santa Barbara in this laid-back Central California town 80 miles north of downtown Los Angeles and bordering Los Padres National Forest. Ojai’s population may be only around 7,500, but it’s bursting at the seams with lots of Zen—think farm-to-table menus, yoga, spas, hikes, and even local wines. Show More Summary

Always A Baby Step Away From American Disparity

Embed from Getty Images I've seen great privilege. I've ridden a ferry across New York Harbor to see Lady Liberty's iconic stature holding the weathered copper flame torch. I have seen the protected forests of Yosemite National Park in California. Show More Summary

Great Hikes: Albany Mountain Trail

Albany Mountain? “Where the hell is that? What’s wrong with hiking in the White Mountains?” asked my friends. “Albany Mountain is in the White Mountains,” I replied. “The White Mountain National Forest include areas in New Hampshire and Maine.” In fact, some of the wildest and most remote parts of the White Mountains are in […]            

Photograph of the week: Monkey at Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe is considered to be one of the last truly wild places in Africa, and the best way to see animals here is on foot. Beth Norton was walking in a golden-hued forest when her attention was grabbed, not...Show More Summary

Haught Run Campground Proposed to be Closed Permanently

Image Courtesy of Ohio Motorized Trails Association The Wayne National Forest proposes to decommission Haught Run Campground which will affect trails. The Wayne National Forest is considering the possibility of closing a Washington County...Show More Summary

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