outdoor-life

An Outdoor Ethic

outdoor-lifeMore and more people are taking to trails, rivers and byways to discover America. On foot or horseback, on mountain bikes or by boat, there are vast expanses to be explored on federal, state and privately owned lands. This increased use is not without problems, however. Many popular areas are now crowded and show signs of damage to vegetation, soil, water, and wildlife habitat.

We seek these areas for solitude, adventure, or a “wilderness experience”-to get away from the crowds, noise and daily pressures of urban life. In order to protect and maintain the health of these areas for the future, we must use them with care. This booklet describes techniques you can use to reduce the evidence of your visit and minimize disturbance to the local ecology. By utilizing these LEAVE NO TRACE guide lines, you can enjoy natural areas and preserve their beauty-and the freedom and solitude they offer.

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Friends of the River

friends of riverFriends of the River identifies outstanding rivers in California and mobilizes positive citizen action to save them. F.O.R. works in collaboration with individuals, grassroots organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies to preserve, protect, and restore the ecosystems of these rivers as they flow within or through our state.

“OLD MAGIC” AND NEW COMMITMENTS

Flowing water exerts a powerful, magical pull on the human imagination. In symbolic language, rivers and streams represent the life force, consciousness, and creative energy. In literal terms, flowing water is a rich and complex ecosystem that supports millions of living creatures, from microscopic algae to tiny mayflies to fat salmon-and all the plants and animals that sustain them. From the clear, icy torrents of the High Sierra to the underground purling of the Los Angeles River, flowing water shapes our natural landscape and our inner lives.

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Costa Rica tourism

costa_rica_canopyCosta Rica is the jewel of Central America. Although reputed to be an oasis of peace between turbulent neighbors, offers much more than a situation of stability. The country’s natural attractions, wildlife and reputation has been gained by carrying out an intelligent conservation attracts tourists from around the world, and the tourist know it. Successive governments have made great efforts to preserve the nation’s image as a haven for ecotourism, making Costa Rica an ideal place to learn the tropics naturally and with minimal impact. Tourist those who plan to come first time should know details about Costa Rica tourism.

However, those people for whom walking for hours through creeks with water up to knee to see a snake hanging from a tree is not the ideal entertainment destination should not scratch that off your list. Having large areas of coastline, it is not surprising that houses some of the best places to surf, many beaches and a climate that promotes leisure and enjoyment.

Chimehuin Safaris

Chimehuin Safaris

fish the best trout streams of Patagonia with one of the most savvy outfitters

Chimehuin SafarisIt was Joe Brooks, Fishing Editor of Outdoor Life, who popularized Argentina’s trout fishing for North American anglers with tales of giant brown trout taken from the mouth of the Chimehuin River.

Since those early days many anglers have journeyed to Patagonian rivers, and returned addicted to the many charms of Argentina. For it’s not just the fishing that is so satisfying, it’s every aspect of the experience, from the beauty of the countryside to the superb meals.

Zapata Fishing Safaris

Zapata Fishing Safaris Cuba

this great fishing area was closed for 35 years

Zapata Fishing SafarisWhen light-tackle saltwater fishing emerged, Cuba was one of the most tempting destinations. Its streaking bonefish,high-vaulting tarpon, powerful snook, and the aerial barracuda drew astonishing praises from visiting anglers. The 1959 change of government wiped out angling opportunities, but now, more than 35 years later the famous Zapata National Park, a million-acre plus reserve, open to anglers.

Easy-to-wade flats, loaded with bonefish, seem to be everywhere, with just a small portion explored since the park was re-opened. These bones average three to four pounds but eight pounders will be caught here. In preliminary visits, fishermen took over 30 in a single day. Two anglers fishing under horrible, windy conditions landed well over l00 bones in a day’s outing. Increasing numbers of permit are also being spotted, along with some huge barracuda.

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Club Beauchêne

possibly the world’s largest smallmouth bass

Club Beauchêne fishingPound for pound, the smallmouth bass is the gamest freshwater species–so claimed Dr. Henshall. Despite its many attractive qualities, the world of the smallmouth is dwindling, and locating quality Canadian bass water is getting to be a difficult proposition.

Situated just across the Ontario border in western Quebec, the Beauchêne Reserve has been a premier smallmouth fishery for many decades, and today stands as one of the most productive spots anywhere in Canada. Although it began as an exclusive sportsman’s club for executives, Beauchêne has been available to the public for many years. Though the facilities have been upgraded consistently, the many charms of the original Beauchêne have not been lost.

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Chimehuin Safaris

fish the best trout streams of Patagonia with one of the most savvy outfitters

Chimehuin Safaris_mountainIt was Joe Brooks, Fishing Editor of Outdoor Life, who popularized Argentina’s trout fishing for North American anglers with tales of giant brown trout taken from the mouth of the Chimehuin River.

Since those early days many anglers have journeyed to Patagonian rivers, and returned addicted to the many charms of Argentina. For it’s not just the fishing that is so satisfying, it’s every aspect of the experience, from the beauty of the countryside to the superb meals.

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Halloween in New Orleans

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Without doubt, one of the favorite months to visit New Orleans is October. And for the celebration of Halloween, this destination has everything to live a unique experience. Takes note of the activities to be performed and its location.

Audubon Zoo. Annual festival of Halloween ‘Boo at the Zoo. ”
Audubon Zoo and Children’s Hospital presents ‘Boo at the Zoo’: four nights of fear and fun. Among the activities that you can enjoy the small houses are to go for Halloween, plays, children’s shows and the famous Mombasa Ghost Train. Recommended for children 12 years of age and their families. Reserve.
From 22 to 30 October 2010.
Time: 17:00 to 21:00
Location: Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine Street.

Jefferson County Displayers Chapter Women in the Outdoors

Volunteers with the Jefferson County Displayers Chapter are organizing the 6th annual Women in the Outdoors event to be held Saturday, May 8, 2004 at the Watertown Conservation Club in Watertown, WI. Course offerings include: Canoeing, Archery, Fly fishing & Fly-tying, Navigational Scavenger Hunt, ATV, Shooting 101, Outdoor Cooking, Hunting Calls, Camping 101, Natural Material Wreath Making, Golf, Sporting Clays & Trapshooting, Tree Stands & Ground Blinds, Handgun & Rifle, and Plant ID & Photography.

The combination of sponsorship support and local chapter effort will make it possible for Women in the Outdoors to provide these educational programs at a very low cost to participants. We are seeking assistance from businesses and interested individuals to help meet our financial obligations either in the form of monies for underwriting merchandise, services (i.e. instructors) or goods (i.e. bottled beverages, outdoor gear, snacks, bug spray, supplies for course offerings, health promotion literature, etc).
Help us teach and encourage women to have fun and success in the outdoors. Any help you are able to offer will be greatly appreciated!