By Vickie Carson, Photo credit: Ann Griggs(MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK - August 26, 2010) Did your summer involve night-vision goggles, infra-red LEDs, and acoustic transects?
By Johna Strickland, The Tribune GeorgianSarah Rose pulls up the reed marking where the sea turtle laid her eggs 77 days ago in the sands of Cumberland Island’s beach. She wiggles at least one hand into a latex glove and commences digging.Within two inches the rain-packed sand gives way to loose sand churned by dozens of loggerhead turtles scrambling from their eggs to the sea.
By Brian Bullock, Santa Maria TimesSummer break for many teenagers means a part-time job, trips to the beach, family vacations or sometimes all of the above.Griﬃn Hall, a senior at Santa Maria High School, can tell his friends he spent the summer blazing trails.Hall, 17, spent 28 days in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area building a hiking and biking trail he hopes will last at least as long
By Rebecca MartinezWEST AUGUSTA - Forest Ranger Elwood Burge thinks you have a gem in your backyard and you don’t even know it.Enormous trees created a lush and quiet canopy over his hike on the Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness trail near West Augusta on Tuesday.
By Walter O’BrienThe New Jersey Green Team of the Student Conservation Association, a national organization whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, showed off its summer’s work to the Hunterdon County Board of Freeholders at Tuesday’s meeting.John Trontis, director of the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Department, commended the team for its efforts.”They creat
By Brad Viles, Special to the NEWSThey’ve been sighted by hikers on Bigelow this summer. You might have seen them if you took a family hike to Gulf Hagas. They were there, too. If you backpacked on the Appalachian Trail in the “100-mile wilderness” from Monson to Abol Bridge, you would have seen them on Whitecap Mountain.
By Frank MacEachernClearing brush and working outside in the summer heat can be challenging, said a Greenwich student who spent the last six weeks working in the town’s parks.”It was tough,” said Nick Ambrogio, 16.
By JANE MICHAELSSome might consider a month of shoveling gravel eight hours a day a sentence of hard labor, but a Lyons Township High School senior found it an adventure in the wilds of Alaska.”It felt like a different world out there,” Andrew Stables of Western Springs recalled about his month-long stay in Eagle, Alaska, as a volunteer with the Student Conservation Association.”No one has indoor
Cheryl Beckett, an SCA alumna and one of 10 humanitarian aid workers killed by gunmen in Afghanistan this month, was remembered today at a memorial service at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT. Ms. Beckett had served there as an SCA intern in 2000.Friends, former colleagues and others paid tribute to Ms.