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With more people getting out and enjoying our wild places, there is increased impact on the places we travel. As good steward of our public lands we need to take steps to reduce our impact and take care of the places we play. Hammocks are a prime examples of minimum impact shelters.  When used with appropriate, tree friendly suspension systems, hammocks don’t alter the natural environment. The smaller our footprint, the less likely we are to impact existing plant and wildlife.
LWCF ProtectionIn a bipartisan approach to land protection, the House Natural Resource Committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would permanently reauthorize the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. This is great news for the Pacific Crest Trail. With the committee vote, the legislation to renew the country’s most important land conservation program has a real chance of passage. Work continues on the bill, and it will still take a big effort to get it through both houses of Congress before the program expires on Sept. 30. Hikers on the Trinity Divide, an ongoing PCTA project to protect 17 miles of the PCT using the LWCF. The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a federal land protection program crucial to the long-term protection of the PCT and the experience it provides, as well as to the other scenic, historic and recreation trails in the National Trails System. Over the last 17 years, almost $36 million from the LWCF has been used to acquire and permanently protect about 23,000 acres along the PCT. Much of that work has been done since 2015, when the Pacific Crest Trail Association expanded its Land Protection Program. “Ten percent of the Pacific Crest Trail still lacks...
Looking for a way to make next summer unforgettable? How does gaining valuable knowledge, making friends, and giving back to the earth sound? Joining a summer conservation corp is the perfect way to gain amazing experience that you’ll never forget! Here is a quick overview of some top conservation corps around the country.         The Student Conservation Association is a fantastic place to start, and has opportunities for all ages to get involved. They offer Community Crews, Regional Crews, National Crews and Internships. I have personally participated in a National Crew and can honestly say that the friends I made and the knowledge I gained will stay with me forever. My experience began by submitting an application online and I can remember the day the email arrived that I had been selected. I was so excited and could not wait to learn where I would be spending a part of my summer. It felt like forever to find out that the beautiful hills of Blue Ridge National Park, Virginia would be my home for one month. Fast forward 2 months I remember feeling excited but anxious because I was just about to meet the people I would...
Info-Graphic by James Kaiser Make your voice heard! The Department of the Interior is currently seeking public comment on the proposed review of 27 national Monuments. The comment period closes July 9, 2017. Comment here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOI-2017-0002-0001  
Will Pattiz and his brother have a passion for our National Parks. This year they decided to put that passion to work using their talents to produce a captivating short film about Olympic National Park.
  “50 years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law. Since then, Congress has used the act to designate 109.5 million acres of Wilderness in 44 states.  This landmark conservation bill ensures that our favorite wild places are permanently protected for future generations. Celebrate by sharing this post and planning a trip to your favorite wild place!” We’re grateful for the example this historical moment has set. Conservation is integral to preserving our country’s raw environment and the ecosystems and habitats that dwell within them. Not to mention, they make the best playscapes for adults and children alike. Big ups to the Conservation Alliance for continuing to pioneer efforts that will keep our places wild. Listed below are a few things we do to minimize impact on the environment in an effort to do our part.   Tree Friendly Straps By using tree-friendly strap, like the Atlas Straps, that are at least 1 inch wide we minimize constricting the tree. Say no to rope and yes to tree-friendly straps!   Hammock Camping Hammock camping leaves a smaller footprint than a tent, leaving the ground beneth the hammock almost untouched.   Partnering with Environmental Pioneers Partnerships with both the...

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