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Cheapest Backpacking Sleeping Bag

Cheapest Backpacking Sleeping Bag

As a student at university, I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on backpacking equipment. However, that didn’t stop me from taking trips into nature. There are quite a few learning lessons that helped me choose the best, most affordable bag for hiking adventures. With some quick research…
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Best Binoculars under 1000

Best Binoculars Under 1000

Binoculars are used by birders, hunters, wildlife watchers, event sports fans, astrologists, and safari-goers. However, there are many different kinds of binos and no one-size-fits-all. That’s why it is important to know the best type or brand for your activity, and even more so if you are looking for the…
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Best Kneeboard for Pilots

Best Kneeboard for Pilots

Kneeboards are useful devices for both pilots and anyone who works outside with a tablet Have you ever wished for an accessory for your field tablets so you could go hands-free? A few years ago, I realized I had a need for something to help me hold a tablet while…
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best weather station for weather underground

What Is the Best Weather Station for Weather Underground?

We all like to keep up with the weather reports to get an idea about the upcoming weather conditions. However, some of us don’t rely on the national weather service and like to have our very own weather station to get accurate and local real-time weather and even collect data,…
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Best Two way radios for mountains

Best Two Way Radios for Mountains

Mountains offer some of the most beautiful and isolated terrain in the world. They attract hikers, hunters, and those just looking to do a little soul-searching. And while this isolation is a big reason for people seeking out mountains, they also bring the inconvenience of communication with the outside world.…
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cheapest clipbards

Cheapest Clipboards

The clipboard. It is one of the most important pieces of equipment in the field but also one of the most ignored. Sure, when on site there are a lot of equipment pieces that are going to garner a lot more thought, attention, and planning but leaving it back at…
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Recent Posts from Natural Resources

Wetland Grasses Identification

Wetland Grasses Identification

You know you’ve been avoiding it, learning how to identify those tricky wetland grasses. Somehow, they just keep coming back to haunt you – even appearing to dominate your wetlands. Often, only a few sparse grass plants poke up through the other plant species. However, if they do happen to…
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Silty Loam Hydric Soil

What are Hydric Soils?

Hydric soil conditions generally develop in areas that have continuous or occasional saturation and reduction in the mineral layers. ? Direct evidence of these conditions is often seen as redoximorphic features, except in histosols, and can also be verified by measuring or observing saturation and reduction of iron (evidenced by…
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Recent Posts from Conservation

Protecting the world’s wetlands: 5 essential reads

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation World Wetlands Day on Feb. 2 marks the date when 18 nations signed the Convention on Wetlands in 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Since that time, scientists have shown that wetlands provide many valuable services, from buffering…
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Wetland Grasses Identification

Wetland Grasses Identification

You know you’ve been avoiding it, learning how to identify those tricky wetland grasses. Somehow, they just keep coming back to haunt you – even appearing to dominate your wetlands. Often, only a few sparse grass plants poke up through the other plant species. However, if they do happen to…
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Munsell Soil Color Chart

Munsell Soil Color Chart 10YR 7.5YR History

Albert Munsell, a professor and artist, devised a method of evaluating and classifying colors based on three properties; hue, value, and chroma, also referred to as (HVC). These properties have helped soil scientists standardize and record their observations through the Munsell Soil Color Chart, described in detail below. Hue Hue…
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Wetland delineation Munsell Color Chart

Wetland Delineation Training

A very popular question I get asked is, “where can I get good Wetland Delineation Training”? ?Well, there are a number of online resources that offer great training materials to learn more about wetland delineations. There are a few really solid books available as well, which are a great place…
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Essential Wetland Delineation Field Gear

So you’re heading out on a Wetland Delineation. ?What gear do you bring? ?Do you have the best gear for the job? ?It’s easy to rush out to the field, and forget something important. It’s best to have a “go-to” list of equipment, that will either help you do your…
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Happy World Wetlands Day!

WORLD WETLANDS DAY 2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Each year since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat has provided…
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Corps Announces 2017 Nationwide Permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced on January 6 that the revised and renewed nationwide permits (NWPs) are available and will become official on March 19. These NWPs are necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean…
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