Category Archives: California

Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act passes Senate!

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a federal program was established by Congress in 1964 through a bipartisan commitment to safeguard our public lands – the natural areas, water resources and cultural heritage for all Americans – and provide funds and matching grants to federal, state, and local governments to acquire land, water, and […]

U.S. Forest Service Launches Online Map for Designated Recreation Sites in California

The U.S. Forest Service Pacific has launched what they’re calling a “GIS map” (for those of us – like me – who are acronymically deficient, you can just call it the “geographic information system map) that provides information on the current status of campgrounds, day-use, picnic, and other designated recreation sites on national forest ground […]

The Solitary Trail

I’m not an introvert. I don’t suffer from Anthropophobia. In fact, I’m quite the social person. I just don’t like people. As a hiker, I’m hardly the perfect specimen. So I clearly don’t hike for any of the physical benefits. As an off-roader, I’m not a technical rockcrawler nor a long distance overlander.

Air National Guard, USDA Forest Service and CAL FIRE Conduct Annual Aerial Firefighting Training

From June 15 through June 19 California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing, Nevada National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing, the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and CAL FIRE will be putting on quite an airshow for visitors to the Tahoe and Shasta/Trinity National Forests as these and other firefighting agencies train for […]

National Park Service Awards $1.9 Million in Grants for the Return of Native American Remains and Sacred Objects

Today the National Park Service announced $1.9 million in indian tribes and museums across the United States to “assist in the consultation, documentation, and repatriation of ancestral remains and cultural items as part of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).