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The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

North Absaroka Wilderness

Several summits in the North Absaroka Wilderness rise above 10,000 feet with the highest point on Dead Indian Peak at 12,216 feet. The United States Congress designated this a wilderness area in 1964 and it now has a total of 350,488 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Wyoming and is managed by the Forest Service. …North Absaroka Wilderness » »

Moosehorn Wilderness

Moosehorn Wilderness Area is an interesting place. It is part of the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, and is broken up into two separate units, one in the Baring Unit and the other in the Edmunds Unit.

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Priorities of Desert Survival

The desert is amongst the most daunting environments to find oneself stranded, and is often perceived as perhaps the most impossible terrain of them all. Yet it is important to remember that we as a species first arose amongst the more arid climates of this earth, and are well suited to adapt and exist there if need be. …Priorities of Desert Survival » »

What is conservation of wild life?

Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting wild plant and animal species and their habitats. Among the goals of wildlife conservation are to ensure that nature will be around for future generations to enjoy and to recognize the importance of wildlife and wilderness lands to humans. …What is conservation of wild life? » »

Inks Lake State Park

Inks Lake State Park offers family fun on water and land. With its sparkling blue water, colorful rock outcrops, and striking sunsets, this gem of the Hill Country is just an hour northwest of Austin. …Inks Lake State Park » »

Huston Park Wilderness

With approximately 48 square miles of high forested land, Huston Park Wilderness rises beyond 10,500 feet and contains alpine bogs and stands of lodgepole pine, spruce, fir, and aspen, interspersed with open parks and brushy meadows. The streams are small and their water drains into the Little Snake and North Platte Rivers. …Huston Park Wilderness » »

Gros Ventre Wilderness

The United States Congress designated the Gros Ventre Wilderness in 1984 and it now has a total of 317,874 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Wyoming and is managed by the Forest Service. …Gros Ventre Wilderness » »

Encampment River Wilderness Area

In the northernmost extension of the Southern Rocky Mountains, the Encampment River flows north out of Colorado, past the town of Encampment and into the North Platte River. Along part of the river’s canyon lies Wyoming’s smallest Wilderness, approximately 16 square miles, a strip less than one mile wide in the southern portion that widens to about five miles near the northern boundary. This is known as the Encampment River Wilderness Area. …Encampment River Wilderness Area » »

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is in Maine and was the first national park east of the Mississippi River. Acadia National Park lies in the center of the Wabanaki homeland, which stretches from Newfoundland, Canada, to the Merrimac River valley in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. …Acadia National Park » »

Dugger Mountain Wilderness Area

Designated in 1999, the 9,200 acres of Dugger Mountain Wilderness are in Talladega National Forest in eastern Alabama. At 2,140′, Dugger Mountain is the second highest peak in Alabama. This area is so rugged that the forest is virgin growth: the hills were too steep for the timber to be harvested. …Dugger Mountain Wilderness Area » »

Fitzpatrick Wilderness Area

The United States Congress designated the Fitzpatrick Wilderness in 1976 and it now has a total of 198,525 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Wyoming and is managed by the Forest Service. The Fitzpatrick Wilderness is bordered by the Bridger Wilderness to the southwest. …Fitzpatrick Wilderness Area » »

Public meeting to hear comments on recreation plans for the eastern Cascades to Columbia River

Cascades Wilderness

The Washington departments of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Natural Resources (DNR) will host a meeting next week in Ellensburg to discuss implementation of the Naneum Ridge to Columbia River Recreation and Access Plan. …Public meeting to hear comments on recreation plans for the eastern Cascades to Columbia River » »