1. Howard Zahniser Historical Marker Dedication, August 2001

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    Log on to the Friends of Allegheny Wilderness website today! http://www.pawild.org A unique connection for the Allegheny region is our ties to the architect of the Wilderness Act of 1964, Howard Zahniser. Zahniser was born in Franklin in 1906 and Tionesta, a town on the southwest boundary of the Allegheny National Forest, became his hometown. Zahniser, or "Zahnie" as he was known to many, was executive director of The Wilderness Society from 1945 until his untimely death in 1964, and was the lead author of the federal Wilderness Act of 1964 which established America's National Wilderness Preservation System. He is buried in Tionesta, within a stone's throw of his beloved Allegheny River. In March of 2001, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) approved the marker application proposed by the Warren-based Friends of Allegheny Wilderness (FAW), to be installed in Tionesta in honor of Zahnie. The dedication took place on Monday, August 13. FAW worked closely with the PHMC, the Forest County Historical Society, The Wilderness Society, the Pew Wilderness Center, and others to make this event a huge success. The dedication was an important end in itself to honor a great Pennsylvanian, but also served as an opportunity to educate the public about the value of wilderness. The ceremony was enthusiastically attended by more than 70 wilderness aficionados including Congressman John Peterson; Howard Zahniser's sons Ed and Matt, and sister Helen Zahniser Snyder; Doug Scott, Policy Director of the Pew Wilderness Center; Deputy Secretary of Agriculture under President Carter, Rupert Cutler; Allegheny National Forest Supervisor Kevin Elliott; Melyssa Watson and Darrell Knuffke of The Wilderness Society and many others who could well be mentioned. FAW is furthering Zahnie's wilderness vision by working toward the designation of additional wilderness areas in the Allegheny National Forest. These additions will make a fine tribute to the life and work of Howard Zahniser, whose 100th birthday anniversary occurred in February of 2006. The most moving speech of the day certainly was given by Howard Zahniser's son Ed, a writer and poet who lives in West Virginia. For more information about efforts to protect wilderness in the Keystone State's only national forest, log on to http://www.pawild.org today!

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    • Leadership Can Be Learned: The NOLS Leadership Model - Chris Agnew

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      Rejecting phrases such as "born leader" or "natural leader," NOLS believes all individuals can expand and improve their leadership capacity in the outdoors and beyond. Chris Agnew spoke to Mountaineers Leaders for a presentation on how NOLS, a leader in the outdoor industry and trainer of college students, NASA astronauts, and MBA students, frames leadership. You’ll learn about their 4-7-1 model identifying leadership roles and specific leadership skills combining to create each individual's signature style. New and veteran leaders will expand their vernacular to think about wilderness decisions and challenges. Originally hailing from an island in the Puget Sound, Chris Agnew has spent time teaching and as an administrator in traditional and outdoor education settings both domestically and internationally for almost 20 years. Chris was senior faculty with NOLS teaching glacier mountaineering, hiking, rock climbing, and wilderness medicine for a decade. Today, Chris is the Director of NOLS Pacific Northwest overseeing operations in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, India, and Scandinavia. Chris is passionate about broadening access to wilderness experiences, bridging formative outdoor experiences into individual's daily lives, and helping people expand their leadership capacity.

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      • Discovering Christ: Week 2

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        Discovering Christ in the Old Testament The Temptation of Adam & Jesus Week 2 - January 21, 2015

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        • Wo die wilden Kerle wohnten

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          Im Oya-Gespräch fragt Jochen Schilk die Wildnispädagogen Andreas Jade und Bastian Barucker nach ihren Erfahrungen im Rahmen eines Lernprogramms zur »alten Lebensweise« unserer Vorfahren. Sie verbrachten ein Jahr lang ohne technische Hilfsmittel in der Wildnis von Wisconsin.

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          • Corsica GR20 South - Memories of a trekker 2: Return to the island (English version)

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            VERSIONE ITALIANA QUI: vimeo.com/29539768 This is a 57 minute documentary-film of my experience on the southern section of the GR20 (Corsica) I did back in June 2011 with a friend. It is the logical sequel to my previous video (Corsica GR20 North: Memories of a trekker vimeo.com/15061401) and concludes this duology. Although there are some mild hints to the other video - which I strongly recommend to watch before this one - this was shot as a standalone film. Thanks for watching. Enjoy. PS I did my best to make the most of my vidcam, but please bear in mind I did it with a "pocket" cam, with all the limitations that this means. Nevertheless I shot it in HD so - if your computer is not too old - you may be able to watch it full screen (if you like). Related thread: http://corsica.forhikers.com/forum/p/7637 My GR20 site: http://gr20corsica.wordpress.com/about The quick and dirty facts

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            • Josh Cole - Decision-Making in the Wilderness

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              As the Washington Program Director for Northwest Outward Bound School, a ski, alpine and rock guide for North Cascades Mountain Guides, and North Cascades Heli -Skiing, Josh Cole has something to teach us all about preventing accidents while in the wilderness. He is also a lead instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Training Center, and has spent more than 15 years in outdoor education and guiding. He has presented at numerous Wilderness Risk Management Conferences and has taught and consulted on risk management for numerous organizations. Josh has an MSc. in Geology and loves to talk about rocks in his spare time! Josh will discuss risk management tools that mitigate compounding errors in group management. Most incidents in the wilderness are the result of small errors that compound to create a significant incident. Errors in judgment and decision making are significantly more likely in large groups, in groups with competing incentives, and in groups without clear leadership structure. While speaking with Mountaineers Leaders on September 13, 2014, Josh presented several discrete decision-making tools that allow leaders to better assess themselves, their participants and the risks of their activities so that they can create more robust and effective risk management plans.

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              • Numbers 1-4

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                February 26, 2014 Pastor Brett Bergstrom

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                • Art of the Wild

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                  They are following in the footsteps of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman…in the tradition of John Muir and Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold and Wallace Stegner. They are the next generation of nature writers and poets, giving voice to the living Earth of which we are all a part. Interviews with 14 writers of prose and poetry during the time they were serving as faculty at the ART OF THE WILD conference in Squaw Valley, California. They express their background, philosophy, and deep devotion to the land and all its inhabitants. Francisco X. Alarcon, John Daniel, Jane Hirshfield, Garrett Hongo, Pam Houston, William Kittredge, Sandra McPherson, Gary Paul Nabhan, Louis Owens, Pattiann Rogers, Annick Smith, Gary Snyder, Luci Tapahonso, Terry Tempest Williams 60 minutes © 1996 Foundation for Global Community - - - The archival Web site of the Foundation for Global Community is at http://www.globalcommunity.org

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                  • Corsica GR20 North: Memories of a trekker (English version)

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                    VERSIONE ITALIANA A QUESTO LINK: http://vimeo.com/15176588 This is a 55 minute documentary-film of my experience on the northern section of the GR 20 (Corsica) I did back in July 2010 with a couple of friends. If you care to watch it to the end, you will (hopefully) share our same emotions and will get the distinct impression of what this trek is about. For those who have done this trek already it will be heartwarming to find some familiar places. Shooting and editing this film has been for me an act of love towards this fantastic land. Enjoy and thanks for watching. SEPT 2011 UPDATE: THE LOGICAL (AND EXPECTED) SEQUEL TO THIS VIDEO (CONCERNING THE GR20 SOUTH) IS HERE: vimeo.com/29148378 PS I did my best to make the most of my vidcam, but please bear in mind I did it with a "pocket" cam, with all the limitations that this means (a real challenge!!). Nevertheless I shot it in HD so - if your computer is not too old - you may be able to watch it full screen (if you like). If you don't have a fast connection I recommend to let the video buffer (load) for some minutes on your computer before watching it. Related thread: http://corsica.forhikers.com/forum/p/3735 My GR20 site: http://gr20corsica.wordpress.com/about The quick and dirty facts

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