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Category: Land Management :: Recreation :: Non-Motorized Recreation
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Amazing Earthfest provides an opportunity to explore and play on our wildlands 4.5.2021 The Wilderness Society
Image: I"ll let you in on a secret. There is a way for your family to experience the best of southern Utah and northern Arizona and all you have to do is get there. Yup, no need to develop a plan for how to spend your days, others have done that planning for you! Every year, the Amazing Earthfest takes place the third week in May and offers a sample of the rich cultural and natural world surrounding the area of Kanab, Utah. May 13 is the kickoff date for the 6th annual festival. Last year, I participated in a group hike within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that took us through the stunning Paria Canyon and to an incredible sea of color on a picture-perfect day. Contrast the oranges, yellows and whites of the Navajo sandstone with the deep red of Indian paintbrush in bloom, the unending blue in the sky and the greenish-grayish-brownish in the desert grasses and forbes all around. Afterward, I enjoyed a mouthwatering meal at the Rocking V Café and then walked ...
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As Quandary becomes most hiked 14er, stewardship nonprofit hopes education trumps damage 12.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
For novice hikers looking to summit their first 14er, Quandary's 14,265 summit is an ideal place to start.
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Finally, a plan to rid Green Mountain of potentially lethal World War I-era munitions 11.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
They lurk off-trail, sometimes just below the surface -- unexploded ordnance fired at the north face of Green Mountain a century ago by Colorado Army National Guard troops. Now, after a decade of probing 466 acres of Lakewood's William F. Hayden Park for old munitions, officials have devised a clean-up plan that would use a type of high-end metal detector -- known as a "Man-Portable Vector" system -- to unearth and remove potentially explosive ammunition from the park, which sees approximately 250,000 visitors per year.
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The Camp Fire destroyed 11,000 homes. A year later, only 11 have been rebuilt 9.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A year after the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history devastated Paradise, the state grapples with tough questions about how to rebuild in the era of worsening wildfires.
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Fed up with Forest Service cuts, Mammoth Lakes and other towns are plotting a recreation takeover 8.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

In the shadow of Mt. Whitney, local officials frustrated by U.S. Forest Service budget cuts want to take charge of recreation facilities in the Eastern Sierra. Some conservationists are wary.

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Opinion: California needs to restore an effective firefighting tool: Towers staffed with lookouts 6.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California should consider reintroducing a wider system of lookout towers, staffed by both paid personnel and volunteers.

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Letters to the Editor: Inmate firefighters save lives. Let them find work after release 5.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

It's cruel to deny inmate firefighters the ability to be certified EMTs and therefore gain employment after their serving their time.

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Walden Monterey, a 600-acre fusion of nature and luxury, moves forward 5.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Offers are now being accepted for Walden Monterey, a 600-acre development with 22 lots each available for $5 million.

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Uprooted: The 1950's plan to erase Indian Country 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1950s, the United States government came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to destroy Native cultures and tribal sovereignty, but its impact is still felt today.
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Trump team has a plan for national parks: Amazon, food trucks and no senior discounts 4.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration is mulling proposals to further privatize national parks and limit the use of senior passes there, setting off an angry backlash from conservation groups and retirees.

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Trump Just Threatened to Pull Federal Funding From California Over its Handling of Fires. Again. 4.11.2019 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump just threatened to cut off federal funding to California over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “forest management,” which the president blamed for the wildfires that have ripped through wide swaths of the state over the past few weeks. “I told him from the first day we met that he must ‘clean’ his forest floors,” Trump […]
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From a remote Arctic outpost, Norway keeps watch on Russia's military buildup 3.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Warmer weather in the Arctic is opening up shipping lanes and new access to natural resources. It's also fueling a military buildup.
U.S. House passes bill to protect 400,000 Colorado acres 31.10.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The U.S. House voted Thursday to approve the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, a large public lands bill that protects 400,000 acres in Colorado from further development.
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How do wildfires start and spread? 30.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Here are the reasons how wildfires start

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'We Didn't See A Body': Baghdadi's Death Draws Doubts In Lands Where ISIS Ruled 29.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In Iraq and Syria, the ISIS leader's death has stirred a mix of responses — from joy to disbelief to dread that the militants will rise again.
This woman leads hikers along Egypt's Sinai Trail, rejecting Bedouin gender norms 25.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Um Yasser is a female guide on Egypt's Sinai Trail, a milestone for Bedouins.

Lumber salvaged from Baltimore’s houses and trees creates jobs and cuts wood waste 25.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Plus, shared stewardship may increase social cohesion and promote community development.
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He was seeking custom-made boots. The journey led to a life deeply touched by love and death and leather 22.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

A 6-foot-5 man with size 17 feet traveled to the middle of nowhere in search of a boot maker. What he encountered was a life deeply touched by love and death and leather.

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Opinion: California's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire area is setting up the region for another tragedy 14.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Newsom's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire region increases the risk of fire and threatens California's climate and communities.

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Ready to go beyond your climbing gym? Meet Southern California's rock stars 12.10.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Rock climbing spots in L.A.

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