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Devils Postpile: A century of conservation

July 11, 2011

By Byng Hunt

Anyone taking in the impressive vistas of the Grand Canyon, or awed by the towering majesty of the Statue of Liberty, can attest to the natural and historic value before them. Ever wonder what our country would be like if these icons had not been preserved for public enjoyment and the benefit of future generations? Fortunately, the power of the Antiquities Act to designate these lands as National Monuments has protected these jewels for posterity.

One wind project withdrawn, one still on table

July 11, 2011

One of the wind farm proposals for the Glass Mountains and Benton area was withdrawn last week on July 5, according to Bureau of Land Management officials. EWind Farms Inc. withdrew their wind
energy monitoring and project area (24,000 acre) proposal as of July 5, Larry Primosch, the agency's realty specialist, wrote in an email.
The agency held a field trip to the proposed wind energy sites this weekend and two public meetings are still scheduled to occur this week.

Valentine Reserve's popular summer talks still have some openings this week

July 11, 2011

Outdoor education director for the Valentine Reserve Leslie Dawson said there is still room on the wildflower walk this Wednesday and Friday (July 13 and 15) and on the Forest talk on Thursday, July 14 and on the history talk on July 16.

The Black Bear talk on Tuesday, July 13 is completely full, she said.

Here's more details.

Wildflowers of Valentine Reserve
July 13 and 15: (same talk each day)
Sherryl Taylor 10:00-12:30 pm; moderately strenuous hike

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