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Get ready to hike, climb, and explore your public lands. National parks and forests, BLM areas, and other federally managed lands will remain open for outdoor business, now that a government shutdown has been averted.
It's time to vote in the Trailspace Turns 10 essay contest and you, our community members, get to help decide who deserves to win a $100 gift certificate for new outdoor gear.
Politicians have temporarily avoided a potential government shutdown. But until Congress passes an appropriations bill, a government shutdown is still a possibility. If funding expires, outdoor enthusiasts could find access to public lands, like National Parks and National Forests, cut off.
A year ago, President Obama launched the America’s Great Outdoors initiative to create a national dialogue and agenda about conservation and recreation in America. The result is "America’s Great Outdoors: A Promise to Future Generations" released this week.
The Forest Service unveiled its proposed Forest Planning Rule which the agency says "would establish a new national framework to develop land management plans that protect water and wildlife and promote vibrant communities." It's open for public comment through May 16, 2011.
The National Park Service is considering raising mountaineering fees in Denali and Mount Rainier National Parks, and outdoor groups have taken note and raised concerns.
A new policy gives the U.S. Bureau of Land Management authority to designate appropriate areas with wilderness characteristics as "Wild Lands" and to manage them to protect their wilderness values. The order restores wilderness protections lost during the Bush administration.
Yosemite's famous valley, Acadia's ocean cliffs, Zion's narrow canyons. Give someone — or yourself — the gift of exploring awesome outdoor spaces in 2011 with an America the Beautiful — National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.
Congressman Ron Kind (D–WI) introduced the Moving Outdoors in Nature Act in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 18. The bill supports federal, state, and local plans that help connect children with the natural world.