Western National Wildlife Refuges: Thirty-Six Ecological Havens from California to Texas
Western National Wildlife Refuges: Thirty-Six Ecological Havens from
These national treasures -- often overlooked by travellers in favour of government-managed national parks -- offer nature lovers, eco-tourists, birders and travellers alike an undiscovered haven of natural beauty. This guide is packed with four-season observances, information on hiking trails, and notes on migratory bird patterns, flora and fauna. Information on natural wonders, directions, activities and nearby creature comforts for each park are included.
- Brand: Brand: Museum of New Mexico Pr
- ASIN: 0890133069
The Last Season (P.S.)
The Last Season
Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevadamountains as perilous as they are beautiful. Eric Blehm's masterful work is a gripping detective story interwoven with the riveting biography of a complicated, original, and wholly fascinating man.
- Brand: Harper Collins Publications
- ASIN: 0060583010
Audubon Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges: California&HI: California, Hawaii, and Midway Island (Audubon Guides to the National Wildlife Refuges)
Audubon Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges: California&HI:
The state of California, which comprises more ecosystems than most nations of the world, contains nearly three dozen national wildlife refuges, from the seal-dotted Farallon Islands to the sidewinder-friendly Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge in the heart of the Mojave Desert. Of these refuges, 19 are open to the public. Hawaii, which has suffered so much ecological devastation in the last century, has a vast complex of public and closed reserves taking in the tropical rainforest of Mauna Kea and far-flung, remote coral atolls. Naturalist Loren MacArthur guides his readers through these all-too-uncommon places, providing notes on the reserves' histories and rosters of inhabitants, from the rare Hawaiian duck to the abundant bald eagles of the Klamath Basin. Nature aficionados planning a journey to the Far West will want to have this eminently useful guidebook close at hand--and you could do far worse than to plan a vacation around the places about which MacArthur writes. --Gregory McNamee
- ASIN: 0312206895
Atlas of Yellowstone
Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was the world’s first national park. In a fitting tribute to this diverse and beautiful region, the Atlas of Yellowstone is a compelling visual guide to this unique national park and its surrounding area. Ranging from art to wolves, from American Indians to the Yellowstone Volcano, and from geysers to population, each page explains something new about the dynamic forces shaping Yellowstone. Equal parts reference and travel guide, the Atlas of Yellowstone is an unsurpassed resource. • Features more than 500 maps including detailed topographic maps of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks • Contributors include more than 100 experts • Gives place name references for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the surrounding region
- ASIN: 0520271556
Evapotranspiration from selected fallowed agricultural fields on the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, California, during May to October 2000
Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, California: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Parks and Recreation of the ... S.2973 [and] H.R. 11013 ... August 20, 1974
Draft conceptual management plan: San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, San Diego, California
Klamath Basin: National Wildlife Refuges, California/Oregon
Reconnaissance investigation of water quality, bottom sediment, and biota associated with irrigation drainage in the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, California, 1988-89
Siskiyou County, California: Including its History, The Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Siskiyou, The Mount Shasta Ski Park, and More
Siskiyou County, California: Including its History, The Lower
Discover Siskiyou County like you have never seen it before. Whether you are a first time traveler or avid visitor of this region of the world, this book is the perfect guide for you. Read about all the amazing surprises you could find while visiting the county and all the must see places. Included in this book are The Lava Beds National Monument, The Modoc National Forest, The Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge and everything in between. With content from a huge community of contributors, you get the convenience and security of a real print travel guide, but with fresh data and content. Earth Eyes Destinations represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as we increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.
- ASIN: 1249222192
America's National Wildlife Refuges: A Complete Guide
America's National Wildlife Refuges: A Complete
Published for the 100th anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge system in 2003, this guide describes each of the more than 530 refuges nationwide, their habitats, the species of birds and mammals to be found there, and general information about accessibility and facilities. In addition, former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Lynn Greenwalt provides a brief history of the refuge system, beginning with Theodore Roosevelt's establishment of the first wildlife refuge at Pelican Island, Florida in 1903. The book also discusses "proposed and possible" new refuges, threats to the refuges (such as the prospect of drilling for oil at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska), and lists the nonprofit organizations that support the work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in its management of the refuges. Ideal for the casual wildlife watcher or hunting enthusiast, America's National Wildlife Refuges will prove to be a worthy tribute to an American institution as it begins its second century.
- Brand: Brand: Roberts Rinehart
- ASIN: 1570983798
Caribou Rising: Defending the Porcupine Herd, Gwich-'in Culture, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Caribou Rising: Defending the Porcupine Herd, Gwich-'in Culture,
The eloquent voice of Rick Bass has been raised often in celebration and defense of America’s wilderness and wildlife. In Caribou Rising, Bass journeys to one of the sole remaining landscapes on Earth where the wild is entirely untrammeledAlaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where great caribou herds gather, calve, and migrate, and where the ancient bond between animals and human hunters still informs daily life.As the Bush administration was pressuring Congress to open the Refuge to oil drilling, Bass traveled to Arctic Village to join the native Gwich-in in their annual caribou hunt. He wanted to witness and report on what we all stand to lose if that comes to pass.Caribou Rising details Bass’s time hunting as well as talking with the Gwich-in and their leaders, and offers his reflections on the profound differences between that culture and our own, and on the ancient physical and spiritual connection between the Gwich-in and the caribou.Those who read this extraordinary testament to the Refuge, the caribou, and the Gwich-in will come to appreciate the interconnectedness of all three, and cannot help but be inspired to make a stand in their defense.
- Brand: Brand: Sierra Club Books
- ASIN: 1578051142