Category Archives: Public Recreation Areas

Forest Service Now Offers Digital Maps for Mobile Devices

The U.S. Forest Service now offers access to a variety of visitor maps for people using Android and iOS devices. “This mobile app makes it easier than ever to plan your visit to a national forest or grassland,” said U.S. … Continue reading

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Top 3 National Wildlife Refuges Scenic Drives

To really explore a national wildlife refuge, of course, you’ll want to get out of your vehicle. But when time is limited or you want to get the lay of the land before you set out on a trail, a scenic … Continue reading

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Great Scenic Drives On National Wildlife Refuges

To really explore a national wildlife refuge, of course, you’ll want to get out of your vehicle. But when time is limited or you want to get the lay of the land before you set out on a trail, a … Continue reading

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Super National Wildlife Refuge Drives

To really explore a national wildlife refuge, of course, you’ll want to get out of your vehicle. But when time is limited or you want to get the lay of the land before you set out on a trail, a scenic … Continue reading

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Top 10 National Wildlife Refuges Scenic Drives

To really explore a national wildlife refuge, of course, you’ll want to get out of your vehicle. But when time is limited or you want to get the lay of the land before you set out on a trail, a … Continue reading

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Being Bear Aware

It’s important to be informed about bears and what to do when you come into contact with them. Bears are not tame, gentle, or cuddly; they are unpredictable and potentially dangerous. A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear Don’t be … Continue reading

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National Forests are Prime Recreation Destinations

US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released findings of a visitor survey that shows US Forest Service lands are great recreation destinations that provide health benefits to tourists and $11 billion in tourist spending to businesses and communities that … Continue reading

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Birding IS Big Business

Birdwatching is among America’s most popular recreational activities…and growing. Why Birding? Ask the 47+ million birdwatchers in America why they love birds, and you’ll likely get a range of replies as diverse as the birds themselves. With colors and songs that … Continue reading

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Discover a New Reason to Love the Outdoors

Longer summer days and warmer weather provide great opportunities for families to get outside and discover something new. With summer right around the corner, L.L.Bean is encouraging families to discover ways to enjoy the outdoors and is launching the 2013 … Continue reading

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Outdoor Recreation as an Economic Engine

Millions of Americans and Canadians take pleasure in the pursuit of enjoyment in the outdoors. But we rarely consider the economic impact of the outdoor recreation industry on local communities and the entire country. Newly released information from three separate … Continue reading

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