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Arizona Natural History Association Boosts Education in the Red Rock District of Coconino National Forest

Red Rock District of the Coconino National Forest. Photo Credit: U.S. Forest Service. This year, a nonprofit cooperating association in northern Arizona has made progress in offering regular activities for visitors to the forest. From educational talks about native snakes to presentations on...

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Friends of Florissant Fossil Beds Aims to Preserve Monument Building through Arts Festival

In a grassy valley in central Colorado, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument holds a rich collection of 34 million year old fossils. When a series of stratovolcanoes erupted during the Eocene Epoch, the volcanoes dispersed ash and “lahar” mudflows to the surrounding area. These events...

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Amanda’s California Adventures Visiting PLA Members

This spring, I had the opportunity to leave the office desk in Silver Spring, MD behind and stretch my legs on California’s public lands for two weeks. This opportunity was part professional development and part outreach to the nonprofits that serve public lands in the northern and central parts...

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Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses Promotes Biodiversity and Historical Significance of BLM Site

Each year, more than 1.6 million people visit the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Photo Credit: Bob Wick / BLM Flickr As a nonprofit partner with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Friends of the Yaquina Lighthouses support a unique public land north of the city of Newport,...

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Valley Forge Park Alliance Seeks to Connect Local Community to the Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park; Photo Credit: Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board Valley Forge National Historical Park is historically significant as the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. Each year, it welcomes...

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Mississippi Park Connection Brings Minnesotans Outside to Celebrate Winter

Saturday, January 21, from 11am to 4pm (Central), Mississippi Park Connection will host the 11th annual Winter Trails Day and invites people of all ages to join them and their partners at Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, MN for a day of adventures in the snow. Like last year’s event, this...

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Colorado Canyons Association Helps Support National Conservation Lands

Earlier this year, Colorado Canyons Association was awarded the Public Lands Partnership Excellence Award by the Bureau of Land Management for their work protecting National Conservation Lands in western Colorado and for their educational activities in the tri-county area near Grand Junction. ...

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The Search for Wolverines in the Uinta Mountains

Last May through October, in the high peaks of the Uinta Mountains and Bear River Range in northeastern Utah, outdoor adventurists and trail runners marathoned through thick forests and lush wetlands to inspect 30 motion-activated cameras in remote areas. Their mission: to collect data on the...

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Friends of Mount Rogers Continues Support for the Forest Service

Earlier this month, a small nonprofit known as the Friends of Mount Rogers presented an oversized check to their agency partner at a local county Board of Supervisors meeting in Marion, VA. Pictured below is President Ed Pietrzak and others from the group paying it forward to U.S. Forest Service...