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The 101 top conservation projects identified by Interior Department

posted Nov 9, 2011, 9:24 AM by Ramandeep Dulku   [ updated Nov 9, 2011, 9:31 AM ]

    By Associated Press, Published: November 3

    HELENA, Mont. — Here are the 101 top conservation projects identified in a new Interior Department report released Thursday as part of the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative:

ALABAMA

Gulf Coast Restoration

Conservation Education for Alabama’s Youth

ALASKA

Denali State Park Trails

Kachemak Bay Water Trail

ARIZONA

Rio Salado

Lake Havasu National Bluewater Trail System

ARKANSAS

Delta Heritage Trail

Arkansas River Trail

CALIFORNIA

San Joaquin River

Los Angeles River Trail & San Gabriel River Trail Improvements

COLORADO

Rocky Mountain Greenway

San Luis Valley Landscape Conservation

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut River

Naugatuck River

DELAWARE

First State National Historical Park

Delaware National Bayshore

DICTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

FLORIDA

Shingle Creek Trail

East Central Regional Rail-Trail Project

GEORGIA

Get Outdoors Georgia

Panola Mountain State Park

HAWAII

North Kona — South Kohala Coastline / Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail

Wailua River National Blueway

IDAHO

Boise River Greenbelt

Owyhee Land Exchange

ILLINOIS

Calumet Millennium Reserve

Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge

INDIANA

Wabash River— Healthy Rivers Initiative

Indiana Dunes

IOWA

Loess Hills

Southern Prairie Pothole National Wildlife Refuge

KANSAS

Flint Hills Legacy Conservation Area

Kansas River Water Trail

KENTUCKY

Kentucky River Water Trail

Dawkins Line Rail-Trail

LOUISIANA

Urban Waters Initiative

Restoration of Lake Pontchartrain Basin

MAINE

Penobscot River Restoration Project

Keeping Maine’s Forests

MARYLAND

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

MASSACHUSETTS

Blackstone River Valley Greenway

Connecticut River

MICHIGAN

Detroit River

Detroit River Restoration

MINNESOTA

Upper Minnesota River Watershed

Twin Cities Parks: Mississippi National River & Recreation Area

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Coastal Heritage Trail

Pascagoula River National Blueway

MISSOURI

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Revitalization

Ozark Trail

MONTANA

Crown of the Continent

Fort Missoula Regional Park

NEBRASKA

Platte River Recovery Implementation Program

Platte River Access

NEVADA

Lorenzi Park Renovation

Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Northern Forest

Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge

NEW JERSEY

Barnegat Bay, Landscape preservation and recreation

Barnegat Bay, Water access

NEW MEXICO

Price’s Dairy

Aztec Ruins National Monument

NEW YORK

Harlem River/Roberto Clemente State Park

Finger Lakes Trail and Water Access Improvements

NORTH CAROLINA

Waccamaw River National Blueway

Elk Knob_Long Hope Valley

NORTH DAKOTA

Dakota Grasslands

Missouri River Forest Restoration Project

OHIO

Ohio to Erie Trail Connections

Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed Wetland Development

OKLAHOMA

Honey Springs Battlefield Park

Blue River

OREGON

Table Rocks

Willamette Valley Conservation Plan

PENNSYLVANIA

Lower Susquehanna Landscape Initiative

Urban Greening

RHODE ISLAND

Blackstone River Valley Greenway

Blackstone River Valley Project

SOUTH CAROLINA

Longleaf Pine Focal Area

Three Rivers Greenway

SOUTH DAKOTA

Blood Run National Historic Landmark

Dakota Grasslands

TENNESSEE

Paint Rock River Watershed

Tennessee Riverpark’s Chattanooga Riverwalk

TEXAS

Rio Grande Watershed

West Galveston Bay

UTAH

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Jordan River Parkway

VERMONT

Winooski River Watershed Project

Connecticut River

VIRGINIA

Fort Monroe National Historical Park

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

WASHINGTON

Pacific Northwest Trail - Olympic Discovery Trail Convergence

Lower Columbia Water Trail

WEST VIRGINIA

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

New River Gorge National River

WISCONSIN

Lake Michigan Water Trail

Ice Age Trail

WYOMING

Devils Tower Conservation Easement

Grand Teton National Park Multi-Use Pathways Program

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