Monday, April 25, 2011

Outdoor Magazine features Croakies Vaughn Cochran Belt Line

Thanks Outdoor USA Magazine for featuring our Vaughn Cochran Belt Line. We love these prints, and think fisherman or fans of Vaughn & Black Fly will enjoy them too.

Friday, April 22, 2011

NASA - The Home Frontier

What does NASA's exploration of Earth means to you? NASA's Earth Day Video Contest.

White Water Rafting Coming Soon

Spring is taking it's time showing up in Wyoming this year, but our thoughts are beginning to drift towards the rivers and spring run off. We are anticipating a big run off this spring, from the heavy snow winter that continues into April. Now is time to make your water adventure plans for summer rafting trips. There's no memory like a hair raising ride on world class rapids, or a scenic float through Grand Teton National Park. Here is a list of white water rafting companies in the area, compiled by Greater Yellowstone Resource Guide.

Yellowstone Region Whitewater Rafting Companies

Mad River Boat Trips • (Jackson Hole) When you head down the Snake River with Mad River, you're traveling with more than 100 years of river guide experience. Guides are knowledgeable in local lore, Wyoming's rugged and beautiful waters, and advanced rafting safety. You'll find our entire crew prides themselves in providing the very best, most exciting river trip you can take in the Jackson area. Come, grab a paddle and take a trip with Mad River. We guarantee it will be one you remember for a long time.

Jackson Hole Whitewater • (Jackson Hole) Voted The #1rafting company in Jackson Hole by our local newspaper the "Jackson Hole Guide." That says it all. We have been in business for 35 years and were the first company to have permits on the Snake River. We are a small company by choice. We have had the chance to expand but feel that "small is better"! Visit our website to find out why...

Wyoming River Trips • (Cody Wyoming) Wyoming River Trips was founded in 1978 with Rick and Ron Blanchard personally escorting trips; a practice that is still carried on today. Our Company has been featured on ESPN and Outdoor Life television network; along with national publications such as Travel and Leisure, Better Homes and Gardens, and Mature Outlook Magazines. Wyoming River Trips is the only continually owned and operated company in the historic Cody Area running the Shoshone river. The Shoshone river is the main eastern drainage of Yellowstone National Park. It reads like a flowing history book with almost as many scenic vistas as the colorful people and cultures who explored it. This river was used as a trade route during the fur-trading era for the mountain men and Native Americans who entered the "Yellow Rock" country in pursuit of its abundance of wildlife. This pursuit of adventure continues today.

Flying Pig Adventure Company • (Gardiner Montana) Ride the river with us! If you're looking for raft trip with exciting whitewater, breathtaking scenery, and safe and knowledgeable guides - our raft trips are for you. The longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states, the Yellowstone River, offers fun and exciting white water rafting for all ages and experience levels. Slam through the waves of the Gardiner Town Stretch while helping to navigate your raft through the notorious rapids; Man Eater, Pickets Wave, Creighton's Hole, and Sleeping Giant in your white water rafting adventure near Yellowstone National Park.

Gallatin River Rafting • (Big Sky Montana) We offer canoe, kayak and rafting trips on rivers, creeks, streams and lakes near Gallatin River. You can experience rafting trips ranging from a brief two hour tour to a wilderness adventure lasting several days. Our guides are fully licenced and are carefully chosen on the basis of their skill and experience, their ability to make sound decisions and their ability to communicate and identify with our clients. We're experts in organizing family and group-travel! If you have any questions that are not addressed on this website, please call one of our friendly and knowledgeable whitewater rafting agents today!

Don't forget to stock up on floating retainers, to keep your glasses from becoming river trash.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The supposedly protected Wyoming Range faces new energy development — High Country News

Roughnecks and hunters are fighting plans to drill for natural gas in the Hoback-Noble Basin of the Wyoming Range.

Jackson Hole Bike Rentals & Pedicabs

If you've ever been to Jackson Hole in the summer, you know how small the town is and how choked with traffic we become during the summer tourist season. On your next visit, embrace the lifestyle Jackson has to offer and rent a bike or hail a pedicab from Jackson Hole Bike Rentals. Take a minute to slow down to Wyoming time, enjoy a nice ride, and get to know Jackson Hole.

Missing Skiers Update

Grand Teton National Park reports that 'Missing Skiers Not Found Despite Extensive Search on Wednesday.'

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

FRAC Act Re-introduced in Congress

It's EARTH WEEK at Croakies® and we will be posting news and events from our conservation partners through out the week. This article by Jessie Thomas-Blate, Coordinator, Most Endangered Rivers, is about the FRAC Act re-introduced to the U.S. Senate.

The FRAC Act would do the following:

Require disclosure of the chemicals used in the process of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction, but not the proprietary chemical formula. Disclosures would be made available to the public online.

Protect proprietary chemical formulas– much like the way Coca-Cola must reveal the ingredients of Coke, but not their secret formula; oil and gas companies would have to reveal the chemicals, but not the specific formula.

Enact an emergency provision requiring proprietary chemical formulas to be disclosed to a treating physician, the State, or EPA in emergency situations where the information is needed to provide medical treatment.

Repeal a provision added to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 exempting the industry from complying with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), one of our landmark environmental and public health protection statutes.

more at FRAC Act Re-introduced in Congress

America's Most Endangered Rivers 2011

On May 17, American Rivers will release this year’s list of the ten most threatened rivers in the United States.