Lassen Volcanic National Park

Whether you hike Mt. Lassen on a clear day or scale it with a guide under a full moon, the experience is unforgettable. About 250 mi northeast of San Francisco, Lassen Volcanic has 106,000...

Bad Branch Preserve

Many rare and unusual plant and wildlife species thrive in the Bad Branch Preserve. Although the preserve is protected, environmental degradation such as water pollution, flooding, and erosion caused by mountaintop removal and surface...

Green Swamp Preserve

Nearby communities have drained or diverted water from the Green Swamp to supply new golf courses and resorts as well as local residents. Proposals for a landfill inside the preserve and a new interstate...

Exploring the Arches National Park by Car

You can see many of the park’s most famous rock formations through your car windows, although we strongly urge you to get out and explore on foot. You have the option of walking short...

See the wild side of South Africa

Going on safari is the thrill of a lifetime, and in South Africa there are abundant game viewing options—on foot, in open-air vehicles, and even on elephant-back. No matter which you choose, the memories...

Olympic National Park

Get ready for sensory overload. Olympic National Park is an area of such variety in climate and terrain that it’s hard to believe it’s just one park. Here you can view white, chilled alpine...

Caesars Head State Park

A lookout point at the top of a plunging escarpment provides great views over the Appalachian foothills. In the far northwest corner of South Carolina, rolling foothills suddenly give way to the 2,000-foot (610 meter...

Garrett County,Maryland

The far western tip of Maryland packs more outdoors options into one single county (Garrett) than any other in the state. Grab your gear and start at the top with rafting on the Youghiogheny...

Sensational Scenery in South Africa

Anyone lucky enough to traverse South Africa will find everything from fields of wildflowers and enchanting woodlands to desert sand dunes that ripple into the horizon. Visit South Africa to experience spectacular cliffs,unblemished preserves,...

Mosquito Bay – The Incredible Glowing Biobay

When the U.S. Navy pulled out in 2003, 80% of Vieques was suddenly transformed into the Caribbean’s largest wildlife refuge. Today, development and tourism could endanger Vieques’ natural wonders, including the magical bioluminescence in...

The Okavanga Delta – Mokoro Cruising

The Botswana government has approved spraying insecticides to control the tsetse fly population, and studies are underway to determine the effects of spraying on other insects, birds, and fish. As global temperatures rise, the...

Middle Fork John Day River

Eforts by conservation groups are underway to reverse damage from unmanaged gold mining in the 1940s, which turned part of the river into a rocky channel without the river bends and pools necessary for...

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