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Price Lake Road on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge to Remain Closed Until March 12

Feb. 25, 2011 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is advising all visitors to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge that Price Lake Road, a primary access point for public outdoor recreation on the western end of the refuge, will be closed until March 12 due to work needed on…


Indiana’s Long Distance Trails

Trails selected for this website are 10 miles long or greater, have a natural trail surface, and most have camping available to enhance the wilderness experience. These long distance trails occur on properties managed by a variety of public agencies. Each agency has it’s own role to play in the…


Citizens Committee for Michigan State Parks to Meet Jan. 28 at the Foster Community Center in Lansi

The Citizens Committee for Michigan State Parks (CCMSP) will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the city of Lansing’s Foster Community Center, located at 200 N. Foster, in Lansing. The CCMSP subcommittees will have working sessions, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Stewardship Subcommittee will review and discuss the 2009-2019 Strategic…


Pike Road Man Wins Outdoor Alabama Canoe

Randy Williams of Pike Road, Ala. is the winner of the 2009 Outdoor Alabama Canoe Giveaway. Williams’ name was drawn from approximately 2,000 people who registered for the canoe at the Alabama National Fair in Montgomery. Williams said that he, wife Lisa, and their three children have many opportunities to…


Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration To Florida

The Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) program is one federal program that really lives up to its name.  For more than half a century, it has been one of the best “user-pays, user-benefits” initiatives anywhere.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has received more than $11…


Countdown To Deer Season in Pennsylvania Has Begun!

HARRISBURG – The state’s biggest draw for hunters is set to begin the Monday after Thanksgiving, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe, when the two-week firearms deer season opens. “When hunters begin to mobilize for the start of our traditional firearms deer season, there’s an unmistakable…


BLM Waives Recreation-related Fees for Veterans on Veterans Day

The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for veterans and military personnel, along with their families, on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11. BLM Director Jim Caswell, a Vietnam veteran, encouraged veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces to recreate on BLM-managed or other Federal lands on November…


ODNR Presents Check to City of Alliance For Parks

$250,000 to be used for various parks improvements    The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) today presented a check in the amount of $250,000 to the City of Alliance and its Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Lands for various park improvements.  The check presentation took place at Silver…


New Partnerships Encouraging City Teens To Explore The World of PA State Parks

HARRISBURG — Buoyed by success last summer in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is broadening an urban recreation initiative to introduce more young people to the adventure, natural beauty and learning opportunities found in their state parks. After opening early last week, DCNR’s Youth Adventure…


Mississippi Streams Get Greater Protection

The Mississippi Public Waterways law, Code Section 51-1-4, was amended in the 2008 Regular Legislative Session to better address the environmental damage to streams from those who ride certain prohibited vehicles such as ATVs, 4-wheel drive vehicles or other wheeled or tracked conveyances down the streambeds of public waterways, according…