How To Preserve Texas Wilderness Near You

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If you live in Texas, you already know that there is a lot of wildlife around you. The problem that Texas has is that most people do not do much to preserve the land and wildlife around them so that it can thrive. If you live in an area that has a lot of different nature trails and wildlife, you will want to take steps to preserve everything so that it can last for many more years to come. One of the best ways to preserve these things is to simply Read the rest…

Five Tips For You To Explore The Texas Wilderness

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The Texas wilderness is filled with natural beauty. Devil’s River is one of the most ecologically preserved locations in the state. The fabled cliffs of Palo Duro Canyon are a breathtaking wash of natural color. Whether you’re exploring the Piney Woods or climbing Guadalupe Peak, here are five practical tips for exploring the great Texas outdoors.

1. Know where you’re going. Become familiar with the area through maps and trail guides so you can plan your route around the sites that you really want to enjoy.

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Big Bend, Texas, Mexico, And The Environment

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Protecting national parks and other natural areas is an important concern, one that will ensure future generations will be able to enjoy all they have to offer. Protection and conservation efforts of Big Bend have proven to be especially challenging, as this park shares a border with Mexico, creating a number of environmental issues that have to be addressed on an intentional effort. Conservationists who wish to take a more active role in the protection of our parks and environments would do well to learn all they can about such issues.

Educating yourself on the conservation efforts that Texas and Read the rest…

Wilderness Preservation Starts in the Home

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When we talk about wilderness preservation, people think we only mean efforts like going out and picking up litter or becoming politically involved in the preservation of our natural sanctuaries. That’s a big part of it, but it doesn’t stop there.

The average American home can produce up to 1,322 pounds of waste a year. That’s solid waste, too, like the kind that gets stored in dumps, landfills or incinerated. In many ways, wilderness preservation and the preservation of the natural world starts at the home and how we conduct ourselves.

Below are some tips you can use to become part of the solution instead of the problem:

- Look into a better energy provider. Plenty of providers derive their power from processes involving chemical reactions that are ultimately harmful to the wilderness. There are plenty of providers and services like Energy in Texas that can power your home through greener methods.

- Recycle. And if your neighborhood doesn’t have a recycling program, see if the local dump does. Then make a trip of it. Once a month isn’t asking a lot.

- Be mindful of the kinds of chemicals you are using for cleaning and how you dispose of them. What goes around comes around and not properly disposing dangerous chemicals can have both a harmful effect on the environment and you.

Jacob’s Well And Other Features Of The Edwards Aquifer

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Texas is known for its hot climate but is home to a cool natural resource. The Edwards Aquifer provides refreshing water to over two million people. This Texas oasis collects water from many Texas rivers. There are many sites for outdoor enthusiasts to visit along the Edwards Aquifer.

Jacob’s Well flows from an underwater cave and is the largest spring in the Texas Hill Country. The cave has many chambers and tunnels that make it a dangerous but Read the rest…

Sculpture Falls And Other Wonders Of The Hill Country

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Barton Creek in Austin, Texas features two fabulous falls in which families can swim, hike around, bike ride and rock climb. The Greenbelt swimming holes and waterfalls are very popular for outdoor enthusiasts and family fun. As you drive along the rim of the canyon you will go the woods that are formed like tunnel along the way. You will first come to Tin Falls and a little further down the road is Sculpture Falls. Both Falls have deep pools of water for swimming and are a popular site Read the rest…

How To Take The Texas Highway To The Wilderness

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The state of Texas has beautiful scenery and wilderness areas to see. As you travel through the state you can take the Texas highway to the wilderness and enjoy nature. Texas U.S. Highway 62/180 will bring you to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The park has beautiful and pristine wilderness where you can hike on over 80 miles of trails. The state’s tallest peak is in the park along with excellent bird watching, mule deer, elk, mountain lions, and many other animals living in the park. Camping is available Read the rest…

Texas Wilderness On Film And Television

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There are many places to explore in the Texas Wilderness that it would take you a lifetime to see it all. Families can boat or fish out on the rivers, swim in the lakes, have picnics, go on hikes or horseback riding. Enjoy camping and cooking your food out on a campsite, where the food tastes so much better. To be able to take hikes together to see the beautiful flowers or the high mountains.
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The Geological History Of Enchanted Rock And Texas

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Enchanted Rock is a pink colored dome and is in the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. It is located in central Texas. The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is 15 miles north of Fredericksburg, Texas and 15 mile south of Llano, Texas.

Enchanted Rock, a dome, was formed by liquid magma that oozed up through breaks in the rock underneath the surface. The rock above the magma was metamorphic schist. The Enchanted Rock is made up of granite with alkali feldspar that gives Read the rest…