Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Horse of a Different Color

Horses have a long history on the Great Plains.  There is evidence of early horses (from the genus equus, which includes horses, donkeys, and zebras) in parts of North America from many thousands of years ago.  It is not entirely … Continue reading

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At last, an Atlas

The Center for Great Plains Studies, an academic arm of the the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska, has just published the Atlas of the Great Plains.  It is the first atlas to focus specifically on … Continue reading

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The Great Northwest welcomes the Great Plains

The Great Plains Trail is now on the website Trailpedia.   Trailpedia offers excellent information and reviews for established trails (from short nature loops to longer multi-day trips).  Many of the trails are in the Seattle area, but the site is … Continue reading

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Leaves of Money

According to a recent report for the USDA, America’s National Forest and Grasslands are not only a great place to spend your recreation time, they’re also a great place to spend your recreation dollars.  National Forest and Grasslands, by their … Continue reading

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