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Americas Great Outdoors

Insanely Dangerous Hikes Around the Country

The Active Times | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Not only is weather a threatening factor, but also wildlife. If you plan on going on one of these 14 dangerous hikes, research, research, research. There is no such thing as being over prepared when you could potentially be put in a life-or-death situation.

WATCH: The LA River Welcomes You

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.21.2012 | Los Angeles

Did you know the LA river features bike paths, kayaking, equestrian communities and varied bird life? Even though it's concrete, the river is a natura...

Youth and the America's Great Outdoors Initiative

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Getting young people outside and enthusiastic about the outdoors is a major priority of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative that deserves elevated attention.

Obama's 'Great Outdoors' Program To Double Conservation Spending

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a new administration effort to protect public lands will put people back to work in tourism and recreat...

Rivers: The Heart of America's Great Outdoors

Rebecca Wodder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Wodder

Ask any family enjoying a streamside picnic in the city park. A Girl Scout troop on their first canoe trip. A little boy and his grandfather casting a...

Diversity in our national parks

Tom Kiernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Kiernan

A crown jewel in the National Park System, Yosemite National Park has seen its fair share of high profile visitors--including the latest, Oprah Winfre...

The Wilderness Act: What Americans Have Gained Since 1964

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

The freedom and responsibility of being out in truly wild frontier is a fundamental part of our cultural legacy as Americans. Our wilderness areas play a vital role in keeping that legacy alive.

Every Child Deserves a Healthy River

Rebecca Wodder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Wodder

The Congaree River Blue Trail is a perfect example of what the Obama administration aims to accomplish with its new initiative, America's Great Outdoors.