Video featuring accessibility for persons of disabilities at Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
Views: 29971 Forest Service
Accessible Adventures Video Series Promotional Video. For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
Views: 6457 Forest Service
RMRS researcher Charlie Luce and Forest Service Intermountain Region Climate Change Coordinator Natalie Little are partnering with the Manti-La Sal National Forest to better distribute the most recent and relevant climate change knowledge to Regional and Forest leaders and staffs. The goal of this partnership is to deliver usable, actionable information to land managers and Forest staffs to provide research that is most helpful in the field.
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Planning a weekend adventure? Located northeast of Silverton, Colorado in San Juan and Hinsdale Counties, the Alpine Loop Back Country Byway is a premiere visitor destination. The Alpine Loop draws off-highway-vehicle enthusiasts from across the country who are treated with a network of roads that climb above timberline, accessing unparalleled vistas in alpine environment. There are also fantastic hiking, biking and camping opportunities. Scattered along the Alpine Loop are remnants of our nation’s frontier history, where visitors can learn about the bustling mining towns that once thrived here. While many roads are accessible by regular, two-wheel drive vehicles, getting into the alpine areas require high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles. Plan your trip accordingly. #GetOutside and explore #yourpubliclands! Video produced by: Amber Iannella, Rocky Mountain District and Jayson Barangan, BLM Colorado
Views: 8538 BLMCOLORADO
Accessible Adventures: Off the Beaten Path in the Columbia River Gorge. For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
Views: 3773 Forest Service
Wheelchair Destinations LLC is a video and film production company. We specialize in informative, entertaining productions for people with disabilities. Travel shows, accessibility companies, all with the traveler, adventurer, and people just wanting to know if their destination is accessible. Hosted by John Williams, long time Portland, Oregon radio and television personality. Informative, entertaining productions featuring world class cinematography and scenery.
Views: 288 Wheelchair Destinations
Hopi-Kaibab National Forest Springs Restoration Project Description: The video documents ongoing partnership between the Kaibab National Forest and the Hopi Tribe to conduct restoration treatments on natural springs while outreaching and training Hopi youth. Through this partnership, Hopi tribal elders share traditional ecological knowledge to be integrated into Forest Service natural resource management plans.
Views: 4861 USDA
See full version http://youtu.be/fa085IG6PhI The Ute Mountain Lookout was the first and is the last standing fire tower with living quarters above ground in Utah. The tower offers a panoramic view of the Ashley National Forest and surrounding area. From it, an observer can see a 360 degree view of miles of virtually uninhabited northeastern slope of the Uinta Mountain Range. Between 1935-1937, the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the tower. The tower served as the fire lookout's living quarters, thirty feet above the ground in a fourteen by fourteen foot space. The Tower was used as a fire lookout tower from 1937 to 1968, closed from 1969 to 1986, rededicated August 21, 1987 and used as an interpretive historic site from 1987 to 2008, closed from 2009 to 2014, and now will be reopened as both fire lookout and interpretive historic site in 2015. Ute Tower was a tourist attraction until its closing September, 2008. Inspections revealed some decay in the tower legs and stairway. The tower was closed until repairs were made. A rededication ceremony was held September 20, 2014. Due to the tower's role in forest history and the efforts of those who preserved and restored it for operational use, Ute Lookout is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it stands as a monument to a part of our cultural heritage—the early years of fire prevention and detection of the Forest Service. You can visit the tower and see what life is like for fire lookouts. The tower is located south of Manila, Utah, two and one-half miles west of Sheep Creek Geologic Loop. Take the turn off towards Spirit Lake, the road is unpaved and narrow. Hiking trails into the surrounding forest also begin at the tower parking area. The tower is open Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend, Friday thru Monday. Funding provided by the Ashley National Forest Resource Advisory Committee through Daggett, Duchesne and Uintah Counties under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and an agreement with HistoriCorps led to the restoration of the lookout. Filmed and edited by Charity Parks.
Views: 12289 Forest Service
Accessible Adventures: Day Trip along the Historic Columbia River Highway. For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
Views: 2189 Forest Service
Do you know what is required to meet ADA standards and guidelines when planning and developing park and recreation facilities and trails? DCNR sponsored a free webinar on March 29, 2013 that addressed this, as well as where to find guidance on the draft Final Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas. Ian Brown, Community Accessibility Coordinator with the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living will also discuss when, where, and how both the 2010 ADA standards and the draft guidelines for outdoor developed areas need to be applied, and why you need to be proactive in planning and designing for accessibility.
Views: 183 C2P2Grants
Accessible Adventures: Water Falls Along the Historic Columbia River Highway. For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
Views: 19564 Forest Service
Visit Huasquila Lodge: www.huasquila.com Florie travels through Latin America assisting hotels with a responsible state of mind to enhance their marketing while collecting and sharing their best sustainable practices. Follow her adventure on: www.hopineo.org/hospitality-tour & www.thehospitalitytour.com Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/GnVa/
Views: 414 Florie Thielin
WRCFresnoTV -- What Will The US Forest Service Do When Bullied by Neoenvironmentalists? The USFS -- Sierra Forest Planning Meeting -- 10-year Resource Management Plan Dean Gould US Forest Supervisor was adamant about not closing additional access for the Frogs & Toads decision, but had to admit that he did not control the mandates he receives from Washington, Sacramento, or Vallejo... Mr. Gould's supervisor from the USFS Region 5 office in Vallejo was in attendance and gave vague and elusive answers to every question asked of him... It is easy to understand why a political individual has been put in charge, side stepping questions is an art... Mr. Gould seems to between a well funded neo-environmentalist (including individuals within his own leadership structure) that want to limit or eliminate human access to our forest; and an overwhelming demand from American citizens to remove most if not all restrictions, and for the USFS - Sierra Forest to start properly managing our forest... It was pointed out that in the current USFS - 10 year Forest Plan the Congress passed legislation and the President signed into law the legal authority to immediately start an emergency plan correctly manage the forest... Defend Rural America has shown Patriots the solution, which is "Jurisdiction", and this remedy needs to be implemented immediately. http://www.defendruralamerica.com/DRA/Home.html https://www.facebook.com/events/673399702696992/ https://www.facebook.com/familiesbeforefrogs http://fresnoforward.com/
Views: 70 WeaponizedNEWS.Com
How can we strengthen our communities and also become environmentally conscious? That is a question that, educator, community developer and environmentalist, Matthew Bibeau seeks to address. In this deep, touching, and fore-thinking talk, Matt discusses his initiative to educate the next generation of environmentalists and how we can strengthen communities while doing so. Matt Bibeau is a director and instructor at the Institute of Permaculture Education for Children, a 501(c)3 that provides credited teacher trainings, as well as with Mother Earth School, a nature-based Pre-K through grade school that operates on forested urban farms in Portland, OR. A native to Massachusetts, Matt attended the University of New England, and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Maine before moving to the West Cost for work with the National Park Service and the National Forest Service. Earning an MS in Sustainability Education from Portland State University, Matt began a 10-year journey of helping bringing garden programs to schools, school programs to urban farms, and grassroots community initiatives to the efforts of each to help them become more accessible and participatory. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Views: 3082 TEDx Talks
Because of extreme weather conditions in the South/Midwest I opted out of Train Hopping and hitched (in three rides) here to Portland, OR. Met up with @john_e._ringo and spent a weekend up camping 🏕️ in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Plans are to ride the High Line with John, once he gets his week vacation from his seasonal job, to as far as Havre, MT. and back. Northern hemisphere is where most of us 'bos choose to ride and tramp during summer months chasing dreams and seasonal work. Because of my intense respect and reverence for the hobo culture and the real need for assistance in creating faster videos I've decided to start listing my #trainhopping videos as 'unlisted' and accessible for those who enjoy watching train hopping videos and could assist, in making these videos faster, with a donation to the PayPal link 🔗 below. These funds will enable me to continue traveling without the hassle of stopping finding work, and doing all the other necessary means that hinders me from continuing my travels thus hindering video production. Thanks for your understanding and support! Provided in this link 🔗 is an idea 💡 of this particular excursion and additional pics during my short hike on the Pacific Crest Trail: http://rblr.co/Ww6 PayPal link 🔗 : https://paypal.me/rickjwright1980
Views: 302 Solo_ Drifter's Experience
The Forest Service shuts down speaker John George in an apparent show of not being as unbiased as they would have us believe when it comes to hearing the comments of concerned citizens of The West. Public meetings regarding lands controlled by government agencies, managers that don't listen to their local constituents, but forge on ahead with their own Washington DC forced plans.
Views: 506 Betty Town Duncan
A video showcasing the uniqueness and stewardship of Deschutes National Forest Wilderness areas Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Mt. Thielsen, Diamond Peak and Three Sisters.
Views: 2060 Forest Service
This webinar is a great way for program and records management staff to learn how to properly manage paper and electronic records using a file plan without ever leaving the office! This seminar provides a practical guide on how to create file plans. A file plan specifies how records are organized once they have been created or received, provides a finding and action guide to the records, and documents the procedures for destruction or transfer of the records. This course covers the basics of how to create a file plan and answers questions such as: • What is a file plan? • What records do I need in my file plan? • How do I conduct a records inventory? • How do I determine how long to keep records? • How do I implement a file plan? Accessibility: This video is fully captioned for audio accessibility. For visual accessibility, a detailed text description of the video's visual presentation suitable for screen readers is available here: www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/transcripts/creating-and-using-file-plans.pdf
Views: 16534 US National Archives Records Management
The Third Fork Cabin lies at an elevation of 4700 feet in a beautiful ponderosa pine setting just north of Ola on Forest Service road 618. Available by reservation, this rustic cabin was originally built in 1908 and then rebuilt by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933. The cabin is typically available between mid-April and late October. Guests should bring their own supply of water, bedding, light cookware and utensils. The cabin sleeps four people with one double bed and two single beds. Other amenities include a propane cook range, refrigerator, table and chairs, indoor flush toilet, shower and propane heater. Reservations for the cabin are available through the www.recreation.gov website or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Further information is available by calling Boise National Forest at area code 208-373-4007.
Views: 5591 Forest Service
Forest Preserve District (FPDCC) November 2012 - For an update on the Camping and Recreation Master Plans, watch our most recent webinar presentation.
Views: 388 Forest Preserves of Cook County
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Short edit of our 3 day trip to the uninhabited Portsmouth Island, North Carolina. Portsmouth Island is located south of Ocracoke and is only accessible by ferry. Our trip was a memorable one due to Hurricane Jose being only a couple hundred miles off shore. Our initial plan was to camp on the beach but our plans quickly changed due to the beach flooding at each high tide. (September 2017)
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Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson introduces you to travel in London by public transport, including how to plan journeys, what types of tickets are available and what information about accessible transport is available. Watch the other films to find out about accessible travel in London using buses, Tube, London Overground and Docklands Light Railway, Taxi and Private Hire and River services. Turn on closed captions in the Youtube player if you would like to read what Tanni says. There are also audio described and British Sign Language versions of all the films. Original version (with closed captions): http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtnlusA0ZogiVwd5nTMofyct4xYbSZWH0 Audio description: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtnlusA0ZogjwgbPeqQPLPvFCl1zAugFq British Sign Language: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtnlusA0ZoghqKE5HEMC6m4KLnGjkJkks
Views: 5195 Transport for London
Forest Service scientists and managers describe the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Restoration Strategy. Video includes agency partners and local stakeholders.
Views: 5761 Forest Service
more at http://sports.quickfound.net "Learn how to plan, lay out, construct, and maintain switchbacks." From the US Forest Service Missoula Technology Development Center. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail#Trail_construction While most trails have arisen through common usage, the design and construction of good quality new paths is a complex process that requires certain skills. When a trail passes across a flat area that is not wet, brush, tree limbs and undergrowth are removed to create clear, walkable trail. A bridge is built when a stream or river is sufficiently deep to make it necessary. Other options are culverts, stepping stones, and shallow fords. For equestrian use, shallow fords may be preferred. In wet areas an elevated trailway with fill or a boardwalk are often used, though boardwalks require frequent maintenance and replacement, because boards in poor condition can become slippery and hazardous. Trails on slopes Trail gradient are determined based on a site specific assessment of soils and geology, drainage patterns of the slope, surrounding vegetation types, position on the slope of a given trail segment (bottom, mid-slope, ridgeline), average precipitation, storm intensities, types of use, volume and intensity of use, and a host of other factors affecting the ability of the trail substrate to resist erosion and provide a navigable surface. Trails that ascend steep slopes may use switchbacks, but switchback design and construction is a specialized topic. Trails accessible to off-road wheelchairs, have a grade no more than one in ten. Paved trail that are accessible to all wheelchairs, have a grade of be no more than one in twelve, with periodic level pull-offs. On a well constructed trail the slope of the trail from side to side is never be more than one in twelve, because side-sloped trails are prone to gullying. The ideal path is built almost, but not quite, level in cross-section. To achieve a proper slope in hilly terrain a sidehill trail is excavated. This type of trailway is created with the establishing a line of suitable slope across a hillside, which is then dug out by means of a mattock or similar tool. This may be a full-bench trail, where the treadway is only on the firm ground surface after the overlying soil is removed and sidecast (thrown to the side as waste), or a half-bench trail, where soil is removed and packed to the side so that the treadway is half on firm old ground and half on new packed fill. In areas near drainages, creeks and other waterways, excavation spoils are taken away in bulk and deposited in an environmentally benign area. In problem areas trails are established entirely on fill. In such cases the soil is packed down firmly and the site is periodically checked to maintain the stability of the trail. Cycle trails built for commuting may be built to a different set of standards than pedestrian-only trails and, in some cases, may require a harder surface, fewer changes in grade and slope, increased sight visibility, and fewer sharp changes in direction. On the other hand, the cross-slope of a bicycle trail may be significantly greater than a foot trail, and the path may be narrower in some cases. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recommends different widths for different types of bicycle facilities. For example, a shared use path has a recommended one directional width of 8 feet (2.44 m), while a bidirectional path should be significantly wider (10 to 12 feet or 3.05 to 3.66 metres) to accommodate bidirectional traffic and users. The U.S. Department of Transportation provides additional guidance on recreational bicycle and pedestrian trail planning and design standards. A well designed recreational mountain bike path for the exclusive use of bicycles has an average grade of less than 10%, and generally follow a contour line, rather than straight downhill... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairpin_turn A hairpin turn (also hairpin bend, hairpin corner, etc.), named for its resemblance to a hairpin/bobby pin, is a bend in a road with a very acute inner angle, making it necessary for an oncoming vehicle to turn almost 180° to continue on the road. Such turns in ramps and trails may be called switchbacks in American English, by analogy with switchback railways. In British English 'switchback' is more likely to refer to a heavily undulating road—a use extended from the rollercoaster and the other type of switchback railway...
Views: 2164 Jeff Quitney
Stealing your public lands is an idea disguised under the concept of "State Transfer." No state has more restrictive access and recreation laws than the state of Colorado. This video shows how 23 million acres of currently accessible Federal lands would be off limits in Colorado under the foolish notion of "State Transfer." In effect, State Transfer in Colorado steals from you, the American Citizens, access you currently enjoy to the 23,000,000 acres of Federal lands you currently use for recreation in Colorado. ** Subscribe to Randy Newberg, Hunter https://goo.gl/4TZOiJ Download episodes: http://randynewberg.vhx.tv/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/randynewberg Forum: https://www.HuntTalk.com Website: http://www.RandyNewberg.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/randynewberg
Views: 4066 Randy Newberg, Hunter
Gil Nelson, iDigBio, Florida State University Molly Phillips, iDigBio, University of Florida The first two decades of the 21st Century have seen an exponential increase in the generation and mobilization of digital, specimen-based biodiversity data and turned natural history museums and biodiversity collections in academic institutions into major resources of conservation data. Led in the U.S. largely by the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) initiative, more than 700 U.S. institutions in 50 states and two territories are digitizing their biodiversity collections and serving these data through iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections), the national coordinating center for digitization and data mobilization in the U.S. The iDigBio portal (https://www.idigbio.org/portal) now serves more than 110 million records representing 300-400 million specimens, and just over 24 million media records, the majority of which are 2D images. These resources expose previously difficult-to-access collections to wider audiences of conservation practitioners and provide access to the best biodiversity data in the modern era outside of nature itself. This webinar will focus on the brief history of data mobilization in the U.S., the data that are now available and accessible to conservation planners, and how these data can be employed in the implementation of conservation strategies. An overview of the iDigBio data portal will be included.
Views: 58 Natural Areas Association
Native American Flute Music: Meditation Music for Shamanic Astral Projection, Healing Music Shamanism is a system for psychic, emotional, and spiritual healing and for exploration, discovery, and knowledge gathering about non-material worlds and states of mind. Shamanism is a "technique of ecstasy" in which the spirit of the shaman leaves the body and travels to communicate with spirit helpers and other beings for the purpose of obtaining knowledge, power, or healing. Shamanic Astral Projection or Shamanic Journeying is an altered state of consciousness wherein you enter a realm called non-ordinary reality. By journeying you can gather knowledge and perform healing in ways that are not accessible in ordinary waking reality. How does shamanism work? Some people think that in shamanic healing journeying, the spirit leaves the body and a person is being healed by spirit helpers. Others think that shamanic journeying allows access to one's own intuition, which may otherwise be drowned out by the prattle of everyday thinking or by anxiety; and that it is a way of engaging a person's subconscious desires for healing. Shamanic healing may not cure physical or psychological illness, but it may help one gain psychic energy that will allow one better to handle illness. Shamanic healing therefore is best used in conjunction with other treatments, not as a substitute for them. Connection with a Power Animal A power animal protects you physically and provides you with emotional support, wisdom, and vital energy. Some people think a power animal is a spirit being that stays with you because it cares for you and enjoys being able to experience life in a physical body. Others think a power animal is a symbol for one's subconscious wisdom. Almost everybody has a power animal; some have several. (Perhaps you had an "invisible animal friend" as a child or have always been fascinated with a particular kind of animal. This animal may be your Power Animal). A person may, in the course of life, lose contact with the power animal, thereby losing the animal's protection, wisdom, and energy. If you lose contact with your Power Animal, you may feel dispirited, or you may become sick easily. The Shamanic Astral Projection technique of Power Animal Retrieval can restore a person's connection to a Power Animal. A person can also journey to find his or her own Power Animal. To maintain a connection with your Power Animal, take the time to learn about your animal, learn to feel its presence, communicate with it, and honor it by doing things that it enjoys. Free flow of emotional and physical energy Health requires a free flow of energy that one can use to accomplish one's desires in the world. But one's energy can become blocked in various ways. People who have lost parts of their life essence, who have been ill, who have lost connection with a Power Animal, or who are regularly exposed to emotionally stressful situations are vulnerable to intrusions or "psychic infections" that block a person's connection with self or drain a person's energy. An intrusion can be thought of either as a foreign energy being that takes up residence in a person's psychic body (a psychic infection), or as a psychic structure (an emotional wall or barrier) that a person built to keep herself safe from harm, but that now is blocking some of his/her energy expression. A person with an intrusion might feel drained or ill, might have aches and pains, might have nightmares or other fears. A shamanic healer can find and remove intrusions and barriers in a healing ritual called extraction. A sense of purpose A sense of purpose is necessary to happiness. The person who loves and cares about the world and fellow beings, who wants to make some small part of the universe a better place, has a sense of purpose. A person can find a sense of purpose in life by seeking knowledge and direction through shamanic journeys, divinations, and rituals. One can do this alone, or with a group of people engaged in similar quests. A shamanic healer or counselor can't find another person's purpose, but can help one seek and interpret information. === SUBSCRIBE! NEW VIDEOS COMING SOON http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=numeditationmusic NUMEDITATIONMUSIC youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/numeditationmusic LET'S CONNECT! Nu Meditation Music --https://plus.google.com/+numeditationmusic --https://www.facebook.com/numeditationmusic --https://twitter.com/NuMeditationMus
Views: 8405586 NuMeditationMusic
Western Province can now watch EMTV and tune into the commercial radio station FM 100. Ensuring the signals, there is one priority of development plan for Western Province, and that is for the people to have access to information. Payments have been done for the operation work.
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Tour Cabins In The Great Smoky Mountains | Watershed Tree Houses, The Perfect North Carolina Cabins http://www.watershedcabins.com/StaticContent/videotours.html So you don't have to climb a tree to enjoy Cabins In The Great Smoky Mountains. Just visit our Watershed Cabin’s Treehouse as these one bedroom one bath units are easily accessible in a unique Kwan Plex design with the private walkway, and private deck each unit provides a very thoughtfully planned private experience for your Smokey Mountain Vacation. Warm hardwood floors and the open floor plan is so inviting with comfortable modern rustic decor, gas log fireplace, dining for four, and a fully appointed kitchen with sparkling granite countertops and stainless steel appliances makes these North Carolina Cabins perfect for you. Watershed Tree houses are the perfect North Carolina Cabins if you’re looking for affordable cabins in Smoky Mountains. The roomy bedroom is complete with the pillow top dressed in 600 count luxury con and a private bathroom sporting thick and fluffy bath towels. 0:22 See The Open Floor Plan Of Theses Wonderful 1BR 1 BA Cabins In Smoky Mountains 0:40 Discover Luxurious Sleeping Accommodations In These North Carolina Cabins 0:51 You’ll Love The Private Deck Amenities In These Great Smoky Mountain Cabins 1:18 Tour More Cabins In Smoky Mountains Or Reserve One Of Our North Carolina Cabins You can enjoy the sounds of the Smokie Mountain forest from your own private deck with gas grill propane provided private four person hot tub, wood-burning fire pit and deck dining for a cozy forest experience. Be sure reserve a watershed treehouse, no climbing required! Watershed Tree houses Are The Perfect North Carolina Cabins. These Affordable Cabins In The Smokies are also in close vicinity to Nantahala National Forest, Fontana Lake, Tail of the dragon (A wonderful spot for motorcyclists), and Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. Why not try white water rafting Fontana Lake? Hiking in Nantahala National Forest? There is so much to do! These Affordable Cabins in the Smokies are a perfect fit if you want to enjoy Cabins In Smoky Mountains for your next North Carolina Mountain Vacation. If you live the Great Smoky Mountains and you Liked This Video Please Share Using This Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avYyFXe1ZeA Also Feel Free To Connect With Us Visit Our Website http://www.watershedcabins.com/ Connect On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WatershedCabins Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel https://www.facebook.com/WatershedCabins Follow Us On Twitter https://twitter.com/WatershedCabins Thanks For Watching Tour Cabins In The Great Smoky Mountains | Watershed Tree Houses, The Perfect North Carolina Cabins
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Canyon Star is different. Different because it’s a gas–engine coach that provides you with “diesel pusher” luxury. And different because it embodies the most versatile motor coach in its class. Canyon Star offers nine (9) distinctive floor plans, which include wheelchair-accessible, toy hauler and “Utility Shed” layouts. Flexsteel® Ultralux furniture comes standard, beginning with power captain’s chairs and a passenger workstation with footrest. For 2017, Canyon Star is led by an all-new two-bunk, two-full-bath floor plan (3925) designed to help you and yours enjoy all that the good life has to offer. Newmar builds luxury RVs and motorhomes. Explore all of our models and find the best coach for your needs today. www.newmarcorp.com
Views: 13602 Newmar Official
After six hours of hiking in the rain and mud through the Patagonia, Matias Silberstein was ready to hunker down for the night. But his cousin, Berkeley MBA student Alvaro Silberstein — who was making the trek in a wheelchair — would have none of it. He insisted on pressing on. Alvaro, who organized the expedition of more than a dozen team members, has been in a wheelchair since he was 18, when a car crash left him paralyzed. Despite five more hours of trekking ahead, he would not allow the expedition to be cut short. After he lost the use of his legs and hands in a car crash with a drunk driver, he yearned for trips into the outdoors. But hiking trails and campsites are not often accessible to people with disabilities, leaving them unable to experience many of nature’s greatest treasures. To help make the outdoors more accessible, Alvaro began planning the expedition, which he called “Wheel the World.” For the full story, visit: http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/04/06/wheel-the-world/ Video by Roxanne Makasdjian and Stephen McNally Footage courtesy of Wheel the World Music: "Staccato" by Vibe Tracks http://news.berkeley.edu/ http://www.facebook.com/UCBerkeley http://twitter.com/UCBerkeley http://instagram.com/ucberkeleyofficial https://plus.google.com/+berkeley
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The tiny wattle-and-daub hut on Ellis Street is likely the only earth-built shelter in downtown San Francisco. Even more impressive, the materials were scavenged from the city itself. "The alley had no access to earth since it was all paved," explains the shed's builder Julie Glanville, "so we looked on craigslist and got earth coming from renovations in people's houses... and by chance the Senator Hotel was being remodeled and I heard about a hole through the basement so I was about to get a couple buckets of local, Tenderloin, very sandy soil". The vertical part of the wattle- the woven part of the walls- was made from bamboo harvested from Golden Gate Park "with the permission of a park gardener". The horizontal weave was made from tule reeds harvested from Lake Merced "with the permission of a natural areas gardener". The timbers are all reclaimed wood. Even the red clay used for aesthetic purposes was donated from a local clay studio. Of course, the plants on the living roof are all natives. Currently, the shed is serving partly to store tools for the Tenderloin National Forest (the tiny urban park where the hut is located) and partly as an art gallery for local artists. More info on original video: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/tiny-shed-built-from-local-dirt-in-downtown-san-francisco/
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Most of Yosemite National Park is blanketed with vast forests, and with abundant precipitation and warm temperatures, these mountains are home to the largest trees in the world including the Giant Sequoias, the world's largest single trees by volume. With necks-turned-straight-up, grove visitors often ask: "How old is that tree?" So, just how long can certain Yosemite tree species live? Whitebark pine, Western juniper and Douglas-fir can live more than 1,000 years while giant sequoias can live more than 3,000 years. Yosemite National Park's massive giant sequoias live in three groves in the park. The most easily accessible of these is the Mariposa Grove near the park's South Entrance, off of the Wawona Road (Highway 41). Two smaller—and less visited—groves are the Tuolumne and Merced groves near Crane Flat. The Mariposa Grove contains about 500 mature giant sequoias including Yosemite's famous Grizzly Giant, best estimated to be 1,800 years old plus or minus a few centuries, which is nothing to a giant sequoia. Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles of mountainous terrain in the Sierra Nevada of California. From high peaks and deep canyons to ancient forests and quiet meadows, the diversity of the world is on display here. At Yosemite you can see the tranquillity of the High Sierra, the power of glaciers, giant sequoia groves, thundering waterfalls, clear streams and much more. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is also home to hundreds of wildlife and plant species. Two Wild & Scenic Rivers, the Tuolumne and Merced rivers, begin in the park and flow west to the Central Valley. Visitors experience the park's 800 miles of hiking trails and 282 miles of road. Visitors fall in love with the park's many waterfalls, specifically 2,425-foot Yosemite Falls that ranks as the tallest in North America, flowing down into the scenic Valley meadows. Hikers take notice of the enormous granite mountains from the 8,842-foot Half Dome to the 13,114-foot Mt. Lyell-Yosemite's tallest peak. Glaciers, which John Muir sought out in California as well as Alaska, add into the mix with the Maclure and Lyell still intact. Wildlife species typically found include mule deer, black bear, bobcat, gray fox, mountain kingsnake, Gilbert's skink, white-headed woodpecker, brown creeper, spotted owl, and a wide variety of bat species. Plants: Move up or down in elevation and feel as though you are in another park. Vegetation changes from oak woodlands to chaparral scrublands to lower montane to upper montane to subalpine to alpine. Those who step into the alpine zone can see krummholz whitebark pines and perhaps a western juniper or mountain hemlock. TRAVEL & TOURISM Yosemite is open all year, though some areas of the park are inaccessible by car from approximately November through May due to snow. Distances and Driving Times From: San Francisco/Bay area (195 mi, 4-5 hours); Sacramento (176 mi, 4 hours); Reno & Lake Tahoe (June through October, conditions permitting, 218 mi, 5 hours/All year, 315 mi, 8 hours); Los Angeles area (313 mi, 6 hours); San Diego area (441 mi, 8 hours); Las Vegas (June through October, conditions permitting, 642 km, 8 hours / November through May, 797 km, 8-10 hours) Drivers can enter Yosemite National Park by several routes: From the West and Most Scenic: CA Hwy 140 This route is by far the most scenic drive into Yosemite National Park and the best way to go if you're visiting for the first time. It's open most of the time and passes through the towns of Mariposa and Fish Camp. It's also a popular route for people driving to Yosemite from the San Jose area. From the West: CA Hwy 120 Open most any time, this route goes through Oakdale and Groveland and is often used by visitors from the San Francisco Bay area and northern California. It passes through fruit and almond orchards, small agricultural towns, fruit stands and ranches in the rolling foothills before ascending sharply up the Priest Grade to Big Oak Flat and the old gold mining town of Groveland. From the South: CA Hwy 41 From US Hwy 99 at Fresno, Hwy 41 runs north and west toward Yosemite's South Entrance, which takes you through the towns of Oakhurst and Fish Camp and into the park near the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias and Wawona. From the East: CA Hwy 120 and Tioga Pass To find out more about traveling this route, average opening and closing dates, check the guide to the Tioga Pass. From the East: Other Mountain Passes Other mountain passes that can get you across the Sierras near Yosemite include the Sonora Pass (CA Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (CA Hwy 89) and Ebbetts Pass (CA Hwy 4). Snow may also close these routes in winter, but they are sometimes open when Tioga Pass is still snow-clogged. Yaroooh! for Kids | News - Magazine http://www.Yaroooh.com https://www.youtube.com/user/YarooohForKids
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Appreciating nature usually requires little intervention from mankind.But a preserved forest in Denmark is currently undergoing a rather large modification - thanks to an architecture firm's plan to build an epic observation route 45 metres above the ground.Currently being constructed in Haslev's Camp Adventure resort at Gisselfeld Klosters Skove - one hour south of Copenhagen, The Treetop Experience is scheduled to open next year, attracting thousands of visitors.Devised by Danish company EFFEKT, the 700 metre-long boardwalk project is a seamless ramp that makes the forest accessible to all, passing through the trees with minimal disturbance of the environment.Built from materials select from the forest itself, such as felled trees, the aesthetic will ensure it blends in with historic woodland.According to the project's official site, 'the geometry of the tower is shaped to enhance the visitor experience, shunning the typical cylindrical shape in favor of a curved profile with a slender waist and enlarged base and crown.'It adds that 'the ramp keeps a fixed gradient, while the geometry and spacing of the ramp fluctuates according to the changing curvature'.As a result, users can amble through the privately-owned forest with exceptional views, which wouldn't be accessible from ground-level.Split into a higher and a lower walkway, the former will pass through the oldest parts of the forest, while the tower and the lower walkway is located in the younger areas.Rest areas will also be included.The culminating feature is the tower and observation deck, which offers a 360° panorama view of the surroundings.From the apex, guests will have a view that stretches for more than 25 km.The Treetop Experience will hover 135 metres above sea level and will be able to accommodate a maximal capacity load of 10,000 people.It is expected to open in Spring 2018.
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The Hingol National Park is the largest National Park of Pakistan. It is located in parts of the districts Lasbela, Awaran and Gwadar in Baluchistan Province and covers a total area of 6,19,043 ha. It gets low rainfall between 100 to 200 mm per year. The Hingol River runs through the park and before disgorging into the Arabian Sea forms an estuary which provides habitat to migratory wter birds. It also provides habitat for a number of threatened and endangered species belonging to marine, estuarine and terrestrial fauna. The area is also habitat for flora suitable for arid and dry environments. The Coastal Highway and the Bela Awaran Highway have enhanced the accessibility of the people of the area with Karachi, Gwadar, Lasbela and Quetta. However, the interior of the park is devoid of any road and other infrastruxcture. There is no transport service, and camesls provide the only means for mobility of people and commodities into and within the park. This has, to an extent, helped in conservation of biodiversity and wildlife in certain areas inside the park. For long-term sustainability of biodiversity conservation activities, local communities are involved who live within or in close proximity to the borders as partners to serve as Custodian Communities (CCs). These communities are dependent on the park resources for their livelihood and survival, living in scattered settlements and not organized. To facilitate their active participation in management, both for watching their own interests with least and decreased interference in the bioverity and in becoming custodians of biodiversity conservation , it will be necessary to organize the village conservation committees (VCCs).Before embarking upon formation of these organizations,the implanting agency requires sufficient data on the local communities so that the present socio-economic status of the house holds and villages and their impact upon wildlife could be appraised in the beginning,and based on that, appropriatre micro plans could be drawn at their level and park management plan could be formulated with participation of all categories of stakeholders .it is found that available secondary data are not sufficient for use as input for intended micro planning exercise............ (for further details on Hingol National Park please follow the given link): http://wp.me/p8wAyz-bS =-=-=-=-=-==--=-==-=- BALOCHISTAN PROVINCE Mal Ormara Gwadar Balochistan Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/k5HCYVe27Fw Baloch Culture Day | 2nd March | 2017 | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/d4bSutXXxV8 Forests of Balochistan Province | From Mangroves to Juniper Forests | Balochistan |Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/tc4InThL-JU Spectacular Coasts and Beaches of Balochistan Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/hclkUu-cpjI Hazarganji Chiltan National Park Balochistan Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/5G4r7_heNME Wild Beauty of Balochistan | Spring in Balochistan Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/qLK-qd7J108 Markhor at Ziarat National Park | Ziarat National Park Wildlife | Ziarat Markhors |Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/gVsItUG_zoc Sonmiani Daam | Lasbella | Balochistan | Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/MQ-7to-LSqk Sohbatpur District | Balochistan |Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpQGiK07Vg0 Quetta Snowfall |January 2017 | Pakistan Majestic | Pakistan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTy7CNy1Ss0 Mianghundi Recreational Park Balochistan | Green Pakistan Program | 9th Feb 2017 | Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/DceO-JoEI9E Balochistan Forest and Wildlife Department Green Pakistan Program Activities | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/2ykp3G130iQ Scenic Beauty of Bolan Mach Dhadhar Kachhi Balochistan Pakistan during Rainfall | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/myyDsrSkY_8 Chandragup Live Mud Volcano Hingol National Park Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/UyjAGVr3KGI 10 Amazing Juniper Trees of Balochistan Pakistan | Vol 1 | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/pc5ymOSPA4k Chotok Khuzdar Balochistan | Chotok Moola Khuzdar | Colors of Chotok Khuzdar | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/3xGKATDSKOs Harnai District Balochistan Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/o6E2P6z11wo Koh-e-Aamach Mastung District Balochistan Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/AqMbB1a5o58 Balochistan Forest Institute | Balochistan Forest Institute at Kala Chena Ziarat | Under-construction Building | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/W8XQuDXA2q0 =-=-=-=-=-=- Explore the Land of Pure with us.
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On September 20, 2015, Gregg, Jason and I set forth in driving to this beautiful region in the Deschutes National Forest in Oregon State. Just 20 miles west of Bend, Oregon; the three of us aired down to 22psi for a detour off Hwy 22 on the Old Santiam Wagon Road (Big Lake Rd. NF500) to set up camp just outside Sisters at “Army Man Camp”. In summer and early fall, the Broken Top Trail is accessible closest to the mountain crater via a Todd lake and up Road 370. The seasonally open Road 370, which forms part of the wilderness area’s eastern border, is one of the most rugged in the state, but not for our Subarus and Jason’s Kia Sport. Not to mention my friend Matt’s stock 90’ Subaru Legacy wagon even made it to the trail head of Broken top! In only a few hours we were at the trail head to Lost Lake. By coincidence we crossed paths with Matt who has been a friend I haven’t seen for years! When hiking to the peak near Lost Lake, presents an awe-inspiring panorama that encompasses seemingly all of Central Oregon, including the Three Sisters, Mount Adams to the North, and the peaks that circle Waldo Lake to the South. Breathtaking! It was a delight trailing with Gregg who has been exploring the areas since the 80s with a large amount of knowledge in trekking. I look forward to more exploring if time and funding permit. I am planning to make it to the Colorado Rockies Spring of 2016 during the Overland Rally Expo WEST held in Flagstaff, Arizona May 20-22, 2016. Colorado is one of the most picturesque and highest mountains in the Continental United States and during May 2016 should be a great time during the cherry blossoms blooming and snow caps melting. With its higher altitudes and similar characteristics to the Swiss Alps will give the EJ22 powered Subaru a test for its higher altitude abilities. The trip will be a challenge amongst traveling light in testing endurance, cold weather, and atmospheric denser air and allowing more incredible footage of different sceneries. Thank you in advance for all your support, Bryan & Gregg
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This is my visit to Big Bend Ranch State Park, near Presidio, Texas. Rain and clouds ruined my star gazing plans, but it provided afternoon temperatures in the low 70’s, a rarity during this off season visit. The footage includes clips from the drive to the South Leyva Campground, my campsite, a short hike on the Cinco Tinajas Trail, and the drive back out of the park. The music from my car stereo only lasts the first few of minutes at the beginning of the video; no artist infringement intended. The South Leyva Campground is 28 miles (about 1.5 hours) from Highway 170 and about a mile from the Sauceda Headquarters. This campground features 11 sites with tables and shade and a centrally located primitive toilet. There is no water or electricity. It is located next to the main, grated dirt and gravel road and is easily accessible to most 2WD vehicles. Unless you are 4WD enabled, this is the only road into and out of the park. Big Bend Ranch State Park is extremely isolated and the perfect place to go to get away from it all. Besides the rangers at the headquarters, I only saw one other car; leaving as I was arriving. If you are able to camp primitively, the park can provide the opportunity to escape the crowds that can be found at Big Bend National Park. I tried to capture the feel of the scenery and what it can be like to visit this park, but the footage pales to the actual experience of being there. I suspect the best adventures in this park require 4WD access, but do not let that deter you from a visit, if you only have a 2WD option. Official information about the park can be found here, http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/big-bend-ranch
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Welcome to a home where you can have it all in the utmost livability, a peaceful and quiet residential setting and accessibility to everything. This beautiful 2 story home offers an open floor plan and top notch details throughout. Warm yourself in front of the fireplace in this cozy family room. The open concept layout includes spacious family room opening to kitchen and formal dining for seamless transitions from room to room. Retreat to the master suite; master bath boasts a huge walk in closet with built-ins, and seperate shower and garden tub. A second floor game room offers additional entertainment options. Escape to your private backyard with no back neighbors; relax on the patio and enjoy the peace. Inside and out at 4946 Timber Path is ready to become your refuge from the stresses of daily life.
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Hispanic Access Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, is pleased to announce its 2015 Latino Heritage Internship Program. This program is designed to engage the next generation of conservation stewards and raise awareness about our national parks and historic sites, their accessibility and the need for the Latino community’s involvement in their preservation. HAF will select and oversee twenty highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to work alongside National Park Service staff on cultural resources projects across the nation. These ten-week internships will be compensated with a weekly stipend, and housing and transportation costs will be fully covered. The 2015 deadline to apply is March 31. These internships will be performed onsite at over a dozen locations nationwide and will focus on a variety of areas of study including history, architecture, archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, communications, and other related fields. For a list of internship sites available, more information or to apply, visit http://www.hispanicaccess.org/lhip.
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This is What Makes Apache County, Arizona Surprisingly Wonderful! Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/compasslandusa Read the post on our blog: https://www.compasslandusa.com/blog Apache County is located in the northeast corner of the state of Arizona. Founded in 1879, Apache was formed from one of the 4 original counties in Arizona. It was originally inhabited by Navajo and Apache tribes, Texas cattlemen, and New Mexico sheepherders. Now the 27,733 square miles of Apache land is home to over 70,000 people, and still contains much untamed land and wildlife. Northern Arizona is known for its great weather and natural beauty. At an elevation of 6,500ft, expect low humidity, and over 270 days of sun. summer temperatures average around, 80°F, with dry desert heat. Winter here is colder than the rest of Arizona, with a January average temperature of 15°F, and 39 inches of snowfall! The weather means great living conditions for people with arthritis and joint issues, or with allergies to pollen and plants found in other parts of the country. It’s also a sweet escape for snowbirds! Aside from fantastic weather, Apache County offers a diverse landscape. High desert flat lands, mountainous terrain, and some of the most enviable views in the state. And Northeastern Arizona has some of the best stargazing in the USA, where a view of the Milky Way will take your breath away. If you’re looking to move to Arizona, Apache County may be the perfect place for you. The cost of living here is 11% less than the U.S. average, and job growth is positive. What keeps people here is the community. Officials take the sense and growth of community seriously, and make it a top priority. Apache displays open-mindedness that transcends to property ownership. The county allows a multitude of activities and dwellings on your property. The options are quite flexible compared to other counties in the state and country. When considering property uses, it’s always advisable to contact the Planning and Zoning commission department, to check less obvious rules like size restrictions per acre, and potential hazards. It’s also important to check the property zoning - you can learn more about this in our free eBook. Any development or construction site in Apache County must have the following: 1. Building Permit 2. Zoning Certificate 3. Plan and Building Specifications Legal hunting is allowed on all public State Trust lands and BLM lands, however, access to these lands is not always guaranteed. Permits and a legal hunting license are required for big game on public lands. A popular local hunting and fishing destination is White Mountain. Where you can fish for Apache trout, brown cutthroat, rainbow trout, bass, and crappie. And hunt for elk, deer, antelope, javelin, bear, turkey, sheep, mountain lion, and water fowl! Fishing is a year-round opportunity. Hunting seasons are scheduled by the Arizona Game & Fish Department. Did you know that the Apache has the highest number of farms in the state of Arizona? An astounding 5,591 farms! Arizona contains some of the richest valleys in all of the USA. Aside from hunting, fishing, and farming, some of the more common activities are: hiking, mountain biking, ATV/UTV riding, golfing, horseback riding, skiing, and community events. A nearby natural phenomenon includes Petrified Forest National Park. In it’s south, Rainbow Forest is full of colourful petrified wood. In the park, you can backpack your way into Red Basin and Martha’s Butte - areas only just recently opened to the public! Devil’s Playground is another popular backcountry hike, not for the faint of heart! Monument Valley is a popular red-sand desert region on the Arizona-Utah border, in the north of Apache County. It may be the most enduring image of the American West. Get out and enjoy the Valley Drive, a 17-mile dirt road running amidst the cliffs and mesas. And be sure to explore the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. One of the biggest attractions of this area is Big Lake. Camp at Big Lake Recreation Area to get away from busy and enjoy some simple living. Other popular areas include Blue Range Primitive Area, Escudilla Wilderness, Bear Wallow Wilderness, and Fool Hollow Lake recreation and campground. Apache County has a rich history, with roots stretching back to the days of the wild west. Apache is perfect for those looking to relocate to Arizona, plan an unforgettable vacation, or who want to explore outside city life and take on exciting nature adventures. If you’re interested in learning more about Apache County, let us know! And if you need help with buying land or don't know where to start, leave a question or comment below and I'll be sure to answer!
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http://www.southamericaforall.com/ http://ecuadorforall.com/ Whether you need an ASL translator or an off-road wheelchair to tackle the tough terrain, we have the tools and experience to make sure that your trip is as comfortable as it is enriching. Galapagos, Amazon, Highlands and Coast tours are part of our accessible tours. Accessible accomodation, adapated transportation, and trained staff with an understanding of your needs combine for to create the adventure of a lifetime. South America Tours for All has been successfully operating accessible group tours over the last 7 years! Let us show you the beauty of Ecuador in a fun, safe, and accessible way.
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Iolanthe follows a mysterious rabbit through the forest where she was exiled and back to the fairy kingdom; to be readmitted by the fairy queen. -- About English National Opera: English National Opera is founded on the belief that opera of the highest quality should be accessible to everyone. Musical storytellers At ENO opera is theatre; expressing drama through the unique combination of music, text, dance and design. We sing in English. We believe that singing in our own language connects the performers and the audiences to the drama on stage, and enhances the experience for all. We collaborate across contemporary art forms, to reflect the growing diversity of our culture. And we take a fresh approach right across the repertoire, from baroque to contemporary, as well as commissioning new works as part of our commitment to the future of the art form. Widening access We bring our productions to the widest possible audience, whether at the London Coliseum, nationally or internationally. We make our work accessible by offering a large proportion of tickets at affordable prices, and by distributing it widely on screen and digital media. We also aim to introduce completely new audiences to the magic of opera through stimulating and creative participation programmes. Nurturing Creative talent We are a national company of internationally recognised standard. We nurture talent across the entire company, whether on stage, backstage, or in the pit. We provide a platform for young singers to develop global careers. We tell the world’s most timeless stories, unforgettably. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube | http://www.youtube.com/user/englishna... ENO on Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/englishnation... ENO on Twitter | http://www.twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalo... More great opera | http://www.eno.org/
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This PSA gives a brief overview of the impacts of the Jazz Timber Sale and an explanation of the frightening trend in Mt. Hood National Forest of planning massive, profit-driven, timber sales under the guise of 'restoration.' Don't be fooled! Learn more and take action today. Visit www.bark-out.org for more information.
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