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Colorado: More fracking coming to the Pawnee National Grasslands

Colorado: More fracking coming to the Pawnee National Grasslands | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Feds finalizing oil and gas development plan for 100,000 acres of public land Staff Report FRISCO — If it sometimes feels like fracking is closing in wherever you look, it's because it is. One of t...
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Five Incredible National Park Excursions By Boat | National Parks Traveler

Five Incredible National Park Excursions By Boat | National Parks Traveler | RecLinks | Scoop.it

Most of us arrive in a national park by car, truck, or perhaps train, and then spend our visit either walking or driving around, stopping at scenic overlooks, exploring history, or searching for wildlife. One mode of transportation not to be overlooked, though, is watercraft. Here are five incredible national park excursions by boat that are worthy of your consideration.

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Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a sea change in terms of people’s attitudes, perception, and behavior about recreating in avalanche-prone terrain, especially skiing in the backcountry.
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America’s 7 Most Scenic Canoe and Kayak Runs

America’s 7 Most Scenic Canoe and Kayak Runs | RecLinks | Scoop.it
There are beautiful destinations for enjoying these sports all throughout the United States -- here are 7 of our favorites. Paddle safely!
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Tested: The Best Apps for the Outdoors

Tested: The Best Apps for the Outdoors | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Most phones are like overstuffed backpacks, crammed with junk that ends up in the trash at the first resupply—or software update.
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Introducing the Landscape Architect's Guide to Portland, Oregon

Introducing the Landscape Architect's Guide to Portland, Oregon | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Portland, Oregon, is more than a trendy place to visit—it has long been ahead of the curve on urban design and sustainability, thanks to smart leadership and a willingness to experiment and innovat...
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Big Cypress National Preserve | National Parks Traveler

Big Cypress National Preserve | National Parks Traveler | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Environmental organizations are claiming a victory over a settlement that will indefinitely close some off-road vehicle trails in Big Cypress National Preserve until officials can complete their Backcountry Access plan.
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Finding Fall Off the Beaten Path: East Coast Leaf-Peeping Spots

Where are the best places near your home to immerse yourself in autumn splendor? Here are some off-the-beaten-path favorites on the East Coast. The crunch of leaves marks my steps through a mosaic ...
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Bryce Canyon National Park Decides Against Guides For Private Equestrians | National Parks Traveler

Bryce Canyon National Park Decides Against Guides For Private Equestrians | National Parks Traveler | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Public opposition has led Bryce Canyon National Park officials to drop their proposal to require all private horse groups to hire a guide to ride in the park. Instead, rangers will provide more information to private groups on safety procedures, specifically on areas requiring one-way traffic.
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Alta Can Continue Banning Snowboarding, Federal Judge Rules | adventure journal

Alta Can Continue Banning Snowboarding, Federal Judge Rules | adventure journal | RecLinks | Scoop.it
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After 11 Years, the ‘Most Dangerous National Park’ Reopens | adventure journal

After 11 Years, the ‘Most Dangerous National Park’ Reopens | adventure journal | RecLinks | Scoop.it
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Congress eyes widespread public land pay-to-play fees

Congress eyes widespread public land pay-to-play fees | RecLinks | Scoop.it
'Stealth' bill pending in House after passing committee without a hearing By Bob Berwyn FRISCO — In a classic bit of stealth lawmaking, House Resources Committee chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) last m...
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Pacific Northwest Trail offers lesser traveled trek through Idaho, Washington - The Spokesman-Review

Pacific Northwest Trail offers lesser traveled trek through Idaho, Washington - The Spokesman-Review | RecLinks | Scoop.it
About 20 people hike the length of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail each year, starting at Glacier National Park and trekking 1,200 miles to the Pacific Ocean. The trail doesn’t have the cachet of the Pacific Crest or Appalachian trails, which attract hundreds of hikers who go the whole distance, said Matt McGrath, the trail’s program manager.
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Federal agencies unveil 2020 wilderness vision

Federal agencies unveil 2020 wilderness vision | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Finalizing inventories, planning for climate resilience are high on the agenda Staff Report FRISCO — Federal land managers say they want complete wilderness area inventories develop climate-change ...
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Are Avalanches Really Killing More People?

Are Avalanches Really Killing More People? | RecLinks | Scoop.it
As hordes of skiers hit the backcountry, they're triggering more avalanches than ever before, and there's still a dangerous gap between our collective enthusiasm and the depth of our knowledge. But while the learning curve is daunting and the risks are high, the adventure rewards are immense—if you do it right.
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Return of wolves leads to aspen resurgence in Yellowstone

Return of wolves leads to aspen resurgence in Yellowstone | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Predator restoration stirs the ecosystem pot By Summit Voice FRISCO — Long term ecological monitoring in Yellowstone National Park shows a surge in aspen growth following the restoration of wolves ...
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Call of the Wild: Bikepacking B.C.'s Coast Mountains - Part 1

Call of the Wild: Bikepacking B.C.'s Coast Mountains - Part 1 | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Mission to Warner Pass - via Harrison Lake, Big Silver Creek, Nahatlatch River, Lytton, Lillooet, Shulaps Range, Tyaughton Lake, and Gun Creek. On a late August afternoon, I rolled out my door into...
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With a Half Million Visitors a Year, Alaska Glacier Is One Big Teaching Moment | adventure journal

With a Half Million Visitors a Year, Alaska Glacier Is One Big Teaching Moment | adventure journal | RecLinks | Scoop.it
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San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to be Declared | Modern Hiker

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to be Declared | Modern Hiker | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Breaking news: President Obama set to declare a National Monument in the San Gabriels this Friday.
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Last Steps On The PNT: 1,200-Mile Hike Comes To A Poignant End

Last Steps On The PNT: 1,200-Mile Hike Comes To A Poignant End | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Life is often referred to as a journey. Reaching the end of the 1,200-mile Pacific Northwest Trail after a two-month walk, Jeff Kish sees the truth behind this metaphor.
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The Rate of Pedestrians Injured by Bicyclists Is Going Down

The Rate of Pedestrians Injured by Bicyclists Is Going Down | RecLinks | Scoop.it
After recent high-profile deaths in NYC, the good news is that such accidents are becoming rarer—at least in New York and California.
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No, the Forest Service Won't Charge $1500 for Photos | Modern Hiker

No, the Forest Service Won't Charge $1500 for Photos | Modern Hiker | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Is the Forest Service enacting a new rule to prevent free speech and fine bloggers? If you read the actual proposal instead of the headlines, you'll find out.
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Q&A: Why It's Important to Protect a Vast Marine Monument

Q&A: Why It's Important to Protect a Vast Marine Monument | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Ocean scientist Elliott Norse says the White House is right to protect Pacific remote islands.
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Behind the Shot: An Epic Overland Journey to Kayak the Nachvak River, Arctic Canada

See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery. “If you define adventure as being out of your comfort zone, then I would have to say the mosquitos and black flies were the most ...
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Forest Service details cost of 'fire borrowing'

Forest Service details cost of 'fire borrowing' | RecLinks | Scoop.it
Numerous Colorado projects delayed as feds juggle budgets in era of monster wildfires By Bob Berwyn FRISCO — U.S. Forest Service officials said they've had to defer reviews of ski area projects, de...
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