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The 7 Effective Habits of Highly B.A. Birds
Environment

The 7 Effective Habits of Highly B.A. Birds

When the phrase ‘dangerous beast’ is mentioned, birds usually don’t spring to mind right away. But Mother Nature is dirty business, and at the end of the day, only the toughest members of the animal kingdom come out on top. And birds, for all their grace and winged majesty, definitely […]

National Trails Day
Outdoor Advocacy

National Trails Day

It’s always a good idea to get out into nature, and this Saturday you don’t really have an excuse not to. June 1st is, according to American Hiking Society (and they’re pretty serious about this), National Trails Day. Therefore, everyone and the people they know are required to lace up […]

Mountain Moxie – Racing into the Future of Women’s Mountain Biking
Mobilization and Events

Mountain Moxie – Racing into the Future of Women’s Mountain Biking

Mountain biking (MTB) tends to be a male dominated sport; the gnarlier the terrain the lower the ratio of women to men. Mountain Moxie – a Vermont based women’s race team – is aiming to change that trend. Mountain biking has been growing tremendously in the Green Mountain State, making […]

Kiss and Tell: The Best Outdoor Locations to Steal a Smooch or Two
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Kiss and Tell: The Best Outdoor Locations to Steal a Smooch or Two

If you’re smart (and I’m assuming you are since you’re reading my article) you like kissin’. Smoochin’. Puckering Up. The Big Wet One (get your mind outta the gutter, you’re better than that). That being said, the outdoors and smooching go hand in hand (or tongue in mouth…couldn’t resist). Nature […]

Professional Skills from Not-So Professional Activities
Outdoor Advocacy

Professional Skills from Not-So Professional Activities

So there you are, sitting in an interview for that sweet job that you really (think at least) want.  You’re wearing business professional and wielding those crisp, fresh resumes in your portfolio.  You have a college degree; you have (at least most of) the qualifications that the job description demanded.  […]

Kayaking for Closure
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Kayaking for Closure

Most recently split-up couples wouldn’t plan a vacation to the romantic San Juan Islands. My ex and I ended up there when he worked a stint at the university’s research station. Six months after ending our four-year relationship, we missed each other. It hadn’t been a stormy break-up – it […]

How to Get a Kid to Love the Outdoors for Life
Mobilization and Events

How to Get a Kid to Love the Outdoors for Life

  My burly, tattooed, fisherman of a father took me fishing every chance he got. We would load up the boat at dawn, go to the bait shop to pick out the perfect batch of minnows and hit one of his favorite ponds. I can remember him pointing out Kingfishers […]

4 Historic Bike Trails
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4 Historic Bike Trails

With Memorial Day just around the corner, why not take a break from the every day and coast down a historic bike trail? Here’s  four trails to put your wheels on. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail  The C&O trail follows the path of an important canal for delivering goods from town […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news tips and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Sierra Club Sues Over Mountain Bike Park Late last week, the Sierra Club […]

Latino USA’s “Radio Nature”
Mobilization and Events

Latino USA’s “Radio Nature”

The outdoor industry, despite changes in America’s demographics, continues to cater to a white America. We rarely see persons of color climbing mountains, or exploring the outdoors. Yet nature welcomes everyone and everyone should be able to use Mother Nature’s gifts. That is why the NPR program Latino USA is […]