WELCOME TO FIELD NOTES

After more months of work that I care to admit, Field Notes is ready to launch. I hope all the National Park/Forest AIRs who discover this site will join the community. I am going to continue to add discussion groups,…

The Wilderness Act turns 50!

  From www.wilderness50th.org On September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use…

Kathy Hodge’s journal from The Petrified Forest National Park

The WallApril 23, 2012

My little adobe house in the Petrified Forest already feels like home. It is so solid and quiet, and I have the AIR drill down pretty good so it all seems very familiar. The house contains small kitchen with a motley collection of pots and pans, half a dozen assorted glasses, plates, and random silverware. Salt, pepper and a welcomed bottle of olive oil. There’s a small bathroom and a common room containing a bed, naugahyde chair and couch, student grade desk and a nice big folding table, the only concession to possible artwork creation. [MORE]