Monthly Archives: March 2017

In Big Win For Big Cats, China Approves National Park Larger Than Yellowstone

The park will be home to two of the world’s most endangered big cats.   In yet another example of a “green revolution” in the country, Chinese officials have approved plans to establish a sprawling national park in the northeastern corner of the country. It will be a sanctuary for two cats endemic to the area […]

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Effects of Drought on Recreation and Wilderness, March 22, 2017

This webinar will explore how researchers, resource managers, and industry professionals are assessing and addressing the impacts of drought on recreation and Wilderness opportunities and experiences. Note: Offering of continuing education credits are contingent upon approval by the respective accrediting organizations. Connection Information: Webinar: http://climatewebinars.net/drought-recreation-wilderness Audio Conference Line: 1-877-369-5243; Access Code: 0353212# WO Meeting Room: […]

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What Happens When a Massive Redwood Tree Falls

With winter storms buffeting the Bay Area, about 10 to 12 towering coast redwoods in Muir Woods National Monument have toppled during the last two months, according to trail crew members in the Golden Gate National Parks. “We’ve been responding to fallen trees a couple times per week, I’d say,” says Corbett Robinson, a trails […]

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Crissy Promenade Repairs Slated to Begin in March

With more than 1.2 million annual visitors every year, the Crissy Field Promenade has become a must-visit San Francisco icon for tourists and a favorite recreational destination for locals. Urban hikers, weekend cyclists, and running enthusiasts all share their love of the outdoors at Crissy Field. Connecting East Beach, Crissy Marsh, Crissy Airfield, and West […]

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From Picasso to Noguchi, 11 Artists Who Designed Spectacular Playgrounds

Playgrounds as we know them today can be traced back to the sand gardens of late 19th-century Germany, which resemble what we now know as sandboxes. But it wasn’t until the 1940s that urban planners and landscape designers across Europe broke from that restrictive holding-pen style, in favor of experimenting with what they called “adventure […]

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