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[ The National Christmas Tree Association ]

About the Association

The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) is the national trade association representing the Christmas tree industry. NCTA represents more than 700 active member farms, 29 state and regional associations, and more than 4,000 affiliated businesses that grow and sell Christmas trees or provide related supplies and services. Members are located throughout North America, as well as in South America and Europe. It is estimated that those affiliated with the NCTA produce roughly three-quarters of the farm-raised Christmas trees in the United States.

Christmas tree Recycling

After the holidays, don’t throw your Real Christmas Tree in the trash or set it on the curb. Real Christmas Trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Access this site for some recycling options and tips on what to do with your tree after the holidays. realchristmastrees.org

[ Chuckwalla Bench Dec. 6 Four-Wheel Drive Tour Will Explore Wildlife, History, Geology. Mojave Desert Land Trust Co-hosts Free Trip to See Lands That Need Protection ]

Annette Kondo

Chuckwalla Bench is located about an hour east of Indio and is rich in stagecoach history, diverse wildlife and lush desert trees and plants.

[ New U.S. Ozone Rules Likely to Be Felt Nationwide ]

New EPA ozone rules could prompt greater efforts to clean the nation’s air.

[ Naomi Klein on How Canada’s First Nations Can Take on the Oil Industry and Win ]

Indigenous peoples may be key to combating climate change, author says.

[ 5 things we’re thankful for in 2014 ]

This Thanksgiving and holiday season there are so many things for wilderness lovers to be thankful for – in addition to the 758 designated wilderness areas covering nearly 110 million acres of American wild lands. Here’s a few at the top of our list:

[ 8 Thanksgiving-flavored wild spots ]

Thanksgiving is an ideal time to express gratitude for the good fortune in our lives as well as to stop and appreciate the incredible legacy of our wild public lands.

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[ Study: polar bears declined 40 percent in past decade ]

A study published last week in Ecological Applications has shown that polar bear populations in the southern Beaufort Sea region have declined by 40 percent.

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[ In Climate Talks, Spotlight Turns to India ]

India’s new leader talks about protecting nature, but what will he do about global warming?

[ Veterans: Congress must fund vital conservation program ]

Retired generals, veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and U.S.

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[ New Mapping Project Details the Importance of Wilderness for Migrating Elk, Moose and Other Wildlife ]

Michael Reinemer

Designated wilderness areas provide important habitat for five migratory big-game species, according to a first-of-its-kind mapping project involving wildlife researchers at the University of Wyoming and cartographers at the University of Oregon.

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