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National Park Week April 18-26

National Park Week is April 18-26. Events include Earth Day and Junior Ranger Day.

USFWS Recommends Caving Moratorium

White-nose syndrome, a wildlife crisis of unprecedented proportions, has killed hundreds of thousands of bats from Vermont to West Virginia and continues unchecked. Now, the U.S.

US House Passes Public Lands Bill, Includes Wild Mon Legislation

The United States House of Representatives passed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 (HR 146) March 25, a package of widely

Lance Armstrong to Show at Aug. OH Tour

Pelotonia, the ambitious new cycling tour founded by NetJets to benefit cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, no

New OH Zipline Tour to Open in May

Ozone Zipline Adventures announced it will open in May of 2009 in Warren County, Ohio.

Federal Court Sides With Mountaintop Removal

In February, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling requiring more stringent permitting on mountaintop removal coal mining.

Clean Water Protection Act Reintroduced

Effort to reduce valley fills from mountaintop removal in WV, KY

From the Alliance for Appalachia:
http://www.theallianceforappalachia.org/cwpa-introduced-200/

White-nose Syndrome Found in WV Bats

A list of closed caves is available at www.VAR-caves.us

The U.S.

Allegheny NF Invites Public Comment on Upper Kinzua Project

Bradford, Pa. - Bradford District Ranger Anthony Scardina requests public
comments on the Upper Kinzua project proposal, which lies east of Kinzua

Adventure Summit Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Charlotte Wuebker of Dayton.

$825 M in Stimulus Package for Trails, Walking, Biking

From Rails to Trails:

Daniel Boone Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Coal Lease

WINCHESTER, Ky., Feb. 11, 2009 – The Daniel Boone National Forest is seeking public comment concerning a proposed coal lease for federally-owned coal on the Stearns Ranger District.

TNC Buys Lands in OH, PA for Conservation

Lands will eventually be open to public for low-impact recreation

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – A large parcel of partly forested land along the Little Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River will be protected for future generations through a recent purchase by The Nature Con

Ice Storm Closes Some Destinations

The recent ice storm that has hit much of the Eastern United States has caused enough damage to limit access or even close certain destinations in our region.

Bats At Risk, Cavers Asked to Help

The recent cancellation of the Carter Caves (KY) Crawlathon was an effort to help stem the spread of white nose syndrome, which is devastating bat colonies in the Northeast.