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Now is a good time for avalanche education

...educational materials, a list of courses available, and snowpack observations from around the state. The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center includes weather observations as well as a form to submit your own observations.Experiencing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-06/now-is-a-good-time-for-avalanche-
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: Elusive, inconspicuous brown creepers favor old growth forests

...creepers are the greatest in old growth forests. In the 1970s, Sue Quinlan, working on the Peninsula's Chugach National Forest, reported that brown creepers were most abundant in old growth forest stands over 100 years old. But, in the 1990s...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-11-06/refuge-notebook-elusive-inconspi
Outdoors

...Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is.The animal has been seen and photographed in Kaibab National Forest north of Grand Canyon National Park with a collar similar to those used in a wolf recovery effort in the Northern...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/felicia-fonseca/2014-10-30
Refuge Notebook: Celebrating 50 years of Wilderness

...System by designating 54 U.S. Forest Service-administered wilderness areas, totaling 9.1 million acres on National Forests in 13 states. Included were some of the nation's most iconic wilderness areas like the Bob Marshall Wilderness...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-09-25/refuge-notebook-celebrating-50-y
Outdoors

...said."That would open up a whole new area for it to burn in," Tolmachoff said.The fire has spread to the Tahoe National Forest northwest of Lake Tahoe, McMillian said. Also, the fire is threatening a key University of California, Berkeley...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-09-20
Once more into the wild

...in Grand Teton National Park, the Gallatin National Forest, the Shoshone National Forest and the northern half of the Bridger-Teton National Forest."He's done a tremendous amount of backcountry...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-09-04/once-more-into-the-wild
Outdoors
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge celebrates Wilderness Act

...national wilderness preservation system originally designated 54 wilderness areas for a total of 9.1 million acres on national forests in 13 states. That acreage has since expanded dramatically. "Today there are 758 wilderness areas in 44 states...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-04
News
Summit inspires generation of climbers

...there really isn't a way to avoid a busy setting," said Jonathan Erickson, lead wilderness ranger for Deschutes National Forest.The experience of climbing South Sister is often enough to get people who never expected to become mountaineers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-09-18/summit-inspires-generation-of-cl
Outdoors

...about 30 homes near Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.The fire, which burned through about 2 ½ square...for people needed to escape the heat.The Cleveland National Forest sprawls over the rugged peaks of the Santa Ana Mountains...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/gillian-flaccus/2014-09-13

...rights as well as the centuries-old ranching traditions of rural communities bordering the Santa Fe and Lincoln national forests are at stake.The U.S. Forest Service has already closed off some areas this year to prevent damage to the habitat...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-09
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