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MARCH 19, 2007
America Outdoors E-News
||Are You Listed with Your Resource Area on
||Check out our new Resources for Travelers section on
Resources. If you don't see your forest, wilderness area, national park or
river listed, send us a description or authorize us to use a generic
description from your website (without your company name) in the area
description. Once a consumer clicks on the area, a list of companies operating
there should also appear. Send your area description to
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by an area, you will need to go to your edit page and add the area and the
service you provide.
your website to adventurevacation.com and take advantage of the many links that
search engine spiders will count for your own web page to improve your
website's organic listing.
||NPS Listening Sessions Scheduled
||NPS is taking comments from the public in preparation
for a plan to improve the National Park System in preparation for the
Centennial Celebration. Listening sessions are being held in Denver, Grand
Junction, Denali, Fairbanks, San Antonio, Seattle, St. George, Durango, and San
Francisco are just some of the areas with outfitters nearby.
The National Park Centennial Initiative will pursue
three main goals:
Access and retaining
wilderness values have been topics of some of the sessions held
- Engage all Americans
in preserving our heritage.
- Reconnect people with
their parks, with special emphasis on linking children to nature, history and
park resources through philanthropy and partnerships.
- Build capacity for
critical park operations and sustain them over the next century.
A list of the proposed
signature projects and programs will be included in a Report to the President
of the United States on May 31, 2007.
Comments are being accepted on line.
list of listening sessions dates and locations can be found at this link:
||Joe Tonsmeire of Lemhi,
||Longtime AO outfitter Joe Tonsmeire of Lemhi, Idaho
passed away on Friday, March 9th after a yearlong battle with cancer. He and
his wife Fran have owned and operated Wilderness River Outfitters since 1971.
In addition to working their cattle and guest ranch, Joe outfitted trips on
several rivers in Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Chile.
Fellow AO member
Jack Rich worked with Joe for the last 20+ years, providing horse support for
Joe's river trips into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. According to Jack, "Joe had
amazing energy and stamina and his zest for life was contagious. He was a role
model outfitter/guide and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him." Our
thoughts and prayers go out to Fran and the rest of his family.
Condolences/Cards may be sent to:
Fran Tonsmeire, Wilderness River Outfitters & Trail Expeditions, PO Box 72,
Lemhi, Idaho 83465
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