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The History of the Jeep

Willys Quad – The First Jeep Back in 1940 with the WWII looming on the horizon, the U.S. military was in the market for an off-road vehicle that could help the troops traverse all kinds of terrain, including mud, dirt, deserts, and the open countryside. The American Bantam Car Company was the first...

Enjoy public lands and rivers safely this summer

Trails and Rivers When out on a trail, consider the trail’s level of difficulty and the hiker’s physical condition. Hydrate often, take breaks and dress appropriately for local weather and temperature. The public can help the BLM keep public lands beautiful and clean for everyone’s enjoyment by fol...

BLM seeing more occurrences of unauthorized use on public land

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, would like to remind the public of the following information concerning use of public land when authorization(s) are required. “We’ve seen an increase in realty trespass and want to remind the public to check with their local ...

Condors to be Reintroduced in NorCal; Threats Remain

ARCATA, Calif. - The California condor soon may return to the skies in northwestern California - but conservation groups are calling for action to improve their chances of survival. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with the Yurok Tribe, have proposed reintroducing the condor to the norther...

People and Public Lands Essays

What is the economic impact of America’s public lands and waters? How can we quantify how these remarkable resources contribute to our quality of life? And how are our valuation methods and public policies changing? This diverse collection of essays addresses questions related to the economic impac...

Check out the Salmon-Challis National Forest Mobile Phone App!

In its first iteration (released 2018), the Salmon-Challis National Forest (SCNF) App focuses on historical and interpretive sites in the Yankee Fork drainage: Bonanza, the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge, Custer and the Custer Motorway.  IInformation provided includes: Background of sites with historic...

How To Know If Your Child Is Ready To Ride An ATV

OHV recreation equals family recreation.  There are more options than ever to get outdoors and ride with family members both young and not so young.  But these options make it imperative that parents make sure that their children are of an appropriate age and maturity level to operate a motorized ve...

Drop the drone during fire season

Flying a drone can be a lot of fun—but it can be downright dangerous during a wildfire, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “Most people wouldn’t dream of driving their car in front of a fire engine that’s responding to a fire,” said Casey McCoy, the DNR’s fire prevention supervisor. ...

Life jackets a safety necessity when boating on cold water

Men 20-60 years old least likely to wear life jacket, most likely to drown With waterways across the state clearing of ice, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anxious boaters that wearing a life jacket is a critical safety necessity during the spring “cold water” season. While b...

Lawmakers Could Create NV Office of Outdoor Recreation

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada soon could become the 13th state to establish a state Division of Outdoor Recreation, the subject of a public hearing Thursday in the state Assembly's Government Affairs Committee. The office would promote tourism, but also advocate for protection of Nevada's public lands....


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