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US Senate Renews Land and Water Conservation Fund

US Senate Renews Land and Water Conservation Fund

The US Senate passed a broad public lands conservation bill on Tuesday that includes permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Feb 12, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Meth, Not Bear, Killed Man in Smokies

Meth, Not Bear, Killed Man in Smokies

A man found dead in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September died of an accidental meth overdose before being partially eaten by a bear,

Feb 5, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Smokies, Shenandoah Reopen as Government Shutdown Ends

Smokies, Shenandoah Reopen as Government Shutdown Ends

Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks---key waypoints on the Appalachian Trail---fully reopened Saturday, Jan. 26, as the partial

Jan 27, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopening Limited Services

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopening Limited Services

Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopened some campgrounds and restrooms in the park that had been closed since the partial federal government

Jan 16, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Joshua Tree Park Battered by Damage During Shutdown

Joshua Tree Park Battered by Damage During Shutdown

Joshua trees cut down. Graffiti painted on rocks. Those images and more circulated like wildfire on social media as people expressed outrage over the

Jan 11, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Lost on Katahdin: An Incredible Story of a Boy’s Survival

Lost on Katahdin: An Incredible Story of a Boy’s Survival

For nine days 12-year-old Donn Fendler struggled through the wilderness surrounding Mount Katahdin in Maine, lost after being separated from his

Jan 9, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Five Environmental Battles Worth Waging in 2019

Five Environmental Battles Worth Waging in 2019

A new year. A new beginning for some. The same old battle for others. And so it is with the environment, as perennial battles continue for the year

Dec 28, 2018 : Hugh Owen
My AT Adventures Began in 1975. It’s Been a Great Trip

My AT Adventures Began in 1975. It’s Been a Great Trip

It was my second day SOBO on the Appalachian Trail from Katahdin. The sky was covered in windblown clouds, but I drew comfort from the fire I had

Dec 25, 2018 : Hugh Owen
Arctic Refuge Leasing Plans Outlined by Trump Administration

Arctic Refuge Leasing Plans Outlined by Trump Administration

The Trump administration this week outlined plans for selling drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, raising the stakes in a

Dec 21, 2018 : Hugh Owen
Gear Review: Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

Gear Review: Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

here Overview Patagonia markets the Micro Puff, hood over my head, as rain increasingly glistened on the glossy outer shell. Maybe not the smartest

Dec 14, 2018 : Hugh Owen