State of Arkansas Wastes Taxpayer Money in Flawed Water Monitoring Study

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By Emily Jones, Senior Program Manager, Southeast Region The fight to protect the Buffalo National River from an industrial hog farm continues to twist and turn, much like the river itself. C&H Hog Farms opened in 2013 on the banks of Big Creek, a major tributary of the Buffalo, and the state approved the facility without adequate public notice or [...]

Posted on: March 3 2014
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Lunar-Like Landscapes and Inspiring History Await at Arabia Mountain

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By Mera Cardenas, Executive Director of the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance Creating the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) took some time—about 400 million years, give or take. Nature, history, and culture converge in this remarkable part of Georgia to create a landscape found nowhere else. The AMNHA features geological oddities known as monadnocks, a small historic town built [...]

Posted on: February 27 2014
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Explore the Oil and Gas Development That Threatens Theodore Roosevelt’s Backyard

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When a young Theodore Roosevelt owned and operated a cattle ranch in the badlands of western North Dakota in the 1880s, the landscape was a remote wilderness. Sixty years later, when the area around his ranch was protected as part of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, it quickly became a destination for travelers looking for unspoiled vistas and abundant wildlife. Today, [...]

Posted on: February 25 2014
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Essential Paddling Guide: Paddling The Buffalo, America’s First National River

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The following post is the first in a series from National Parks Traveler. These stories are part of the new Essential Guide for Paddling the Parks, the first paddling guide to the National Park System that helps you decide which river, lake, or ocean to paddle, how to select an outfitter if necessary, and where to find epic paddling adventures in [...]

Posted on: February 20 2014
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Clean Water Is the Solution, Not the Problem

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By Theresa Pierno, Chief Operating Officer Everyone has a right to clean water. Recently, 21 states—many located hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from the Chesapeake—joined the Farm Bureau in efforts to derail the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint, a plan for restoring clean water in Chesapeake streams and rivers that went into effect last year. Why? Because elected [...]

Posted on: February 19 2014
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