Forest Preservation

Hot Springs National Park – America’s Oldest National Park

Hot Springs National Park is located in Arkansas and is the oldest park managed by the NPS. It is also the only urban National Park with a city located in the valley between its main mountains. The park is also famous for its Historic Landmark Bathhouse Row and its many scenic hiking trails. It is the perfect vacation location combining outdoor activities and soothing Hot Mineral Baths. Paying attention to the importance of erosion control allows the park association to preserve the natural beauty of this park.

The Hot Springs Reservation was created by an act of the United States Congress on April 20, 1832, and signed into law by then President Andrew Jackson. Then on June 16, 1880 was set aside for public use as a park. The act made Hot Springs the oldest National Park predating Yellowstone by 40 years. The area located in the Zig Zag Mountains of the Ouachita Mountain Range officially became a National Park on March 4, 1921. At only 5,550 acres the park is also the nation’s smallest US Nat’l Park.

The nation’s only urban National Park features type of the line geotextile technology to help preserve the parks environment and Historic Bathhouse Row situated on Central Avenue. The restored Fordyce Bath House is home the National Park’s Tourist and Information Center. Other Bathhouses include the OZARK, home to MOCA (Museum Of Contemporary Art) plus the Buckstaff and Quapaw which are operating spa style bathhouses. The Lamar is currently the temporary headquarters… Continue reading

RVing at Lassen National Park in California

Gourmet Coffee BeansLassen Park in California is an amazing place with massive lava tubes and whatnot. If you are in Northern California, this is a place to visit when RVing so bring the gourmet coffee and the family and start your vacation.

California is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. With a broad range of different climates, atmospheres and terrain, California offers vacationers many different activities to choose from. From the glitter of Hollywood to the family fun of Disneyland to the beaches and mountains of California, this state is a perfect place to go RVing if you can stand the gas prices.

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One interesting spot to visit while you’re in California is Lassen Volcanic National Park. This park, situated in northern California, is a great example of how volcanoes have shaped the world as we know it. On May 15, 1915, the volcano located in Lassen Peak erupted. This southernmost volcano in the Cascade Range emitted enough volcanic ash and material to affect areas that were up to 200 miles away.

If you are RVing in this area, there are a couple of places that cater to the RVing family. One of the Lassen RV campgrounds in the area is actually located in Hat Creek, California – equidistant from Burney Falls and Lassen Volcanic National Park. The Rancheria RV Park, located at Lunker Lake, is a perfect spot for your Lassen trip. Lunker Lake is a three acre private lake that offers families a good… Continue reading

Forest Tourism – A Green Path Toward Sustainable Forestry

Travel to OregonAt the end of September 2011, the occasion being the World Tourism Day (27th September), the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), an organisation of which the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is also a member, promoted its view on the positive influence that ecotourism has on forestry. Moreover, an increasing number of governments are considering ecotourism as a means to promote sustainable forestry management and support local communities. Travel to Oregon and you will know more what I am talking about.

Despite the grave economic situation in the last couple of years, according to the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), international tourism has demonstrated healthy growth, with almost 5% in the first half of 2011, setting a new record of 440 million arrivals, according to the UN WTO. Moreover, in the UNWTO long-term forecast, Tourism Towards 2030, released in October 2011, international tourism is expected to continue to grow in a sustained manner in the next two decades. Ecotourism, as a niche within the larger tourism industry, is one of the fastest growing segments of tourism worldwide, according to the FAO. Therefore, the perspective for long-term sustainable economic growth has the potential to stimulate also forestry funds to participate on the forest ecotourism market as well as sustaining funds to help fight forest fires when they occur. In addition, through forest ecotourism, private companies will have the opportunity to make profit out of socially responsible investments.

Ecotourism involves responsible travelling to natural areas, with the purpose to educate the traveller… Continue reading

Depletion of Forest Resources

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Echo systems around the world help sustain life for millions of species. Echo systems that are mainly forests provide a home for a large majority of the species alive. Therefore the trees in these forests are considered to be the most important species. Although it is true, that most species are not able to sustain without each other.

There are many benefits that we get from our forests, which is why it makes sense to use Specialty Supply  erosion control products where you can as well as limit deforestation. Some of these include cleaner drinking water, a home for plants and animals, economic growth, clean air, recreational opportunities, reassuring future. Another benefit we get from trees is called oxygen. If there were no trees to give us oxygen to breath, we would not be able to live. So if you need one good reason why a forest should exist, staying alive is a pretty good reason.

To help preserve the forest from eroding away check out www.specialtysupply.com/specialties/erosion-control/ and see how they can help you.

CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM

The cause for cutting down forests is directly associated with the high demand for wood to manufacture paper products and lumber for other manufacturing. We practically use wood for everything. It is used in home building, marine products, furniture and the list seems like it’s endless. Just look around yourself right now and chances are you will find a product within your reach that is made of wood. Not… Continue reading