NATURAL RESOURCES FLOW OF FISHING INFO.Logging on to the Great Western Flyfishing Rivers Web site (www.flyfishrivers.com) conjures up visions of Brad Pitt hauling in a trout in Robert Redford's ode to fly fishermen, ``A River Runs Through It.''
Anyone really serious about fly fishing should check out the rivers described on this site, including the Provo and Green of Utah, Henry's Fork in Idaho and the Madison of Montana.
The Web site's links to the rivers include detailed geographic information, maps and spectacular pictures of the scenery.
--No limits: Quick now, what's the state bird of California? The California quail, of course. Want to know more about your state bird?
Then log onto Quail Unlimited (www.qu.org). Though not as huge as Ducks Unlimited Ducks Unlimited is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of wetlands and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, other wildlife, and people. It currently has approximately 775,000 members, mostly in the United States and Canada. , there are more than 400 Quail Unlimited chapters across the country that ``actively support and actively participate in habitat improvement, education and research projects.''
``We at Quail Unlimited are striving to make this Web site a valuable source of information for the entire 'Quail Community.' ''
- Chris Cocoles
CRAZY ABOUT KAYAKING
``Adventure Kayaking - Trips from Big Sur Big Sur
Scenic region along the Pacific coast of California, U.S. It comprises a ruggedly beautiful stretch of seacoast 100 mi (160 km) long. Popular with tourists and naturalists, it extends southward from Carmel to the Hearst Castle at San Simeon. to San Diego''
By Robert Mohle (Wilderness Press Wilderness Press is a Berkeley, CA based publisher of outdoor guidebooks and maps founded by Thomas Winnett in 1967. Its first publication was Sierra North, considered the authoritative guidebook for hikers and backpackers in the Northern Sierra Nevada (U.S.). ), $15.95
Kayakers interested in exploring Southern California's waters would do well to equip themselves with this excellent guidebook. Mohle describes 52 tours including coastal, Channel Island and inland lake and reservoirs from Big Sur to San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. . Each tour has a clearly defined skill-level rating to help kayakers judge which trips are appropriate to their abilities and experience. The trip-planning chapter gives a concise guide to preparing for and conducting a kayak tour.
Excerpts from Mohle's personal kayak journal preface each chapter and give readers a ready sense of what they can expect to experience on the water. Each tour in this well-written guide includes information on how to get to the launch point, local camping, hazards, kayak surfing spots, launching and a detailed tour description. Well-drawn maps are provided that combine topographic data (an aid in spotting landmarks) and marine-chart information. Launch and landing points, routes and possible bail-out points are included on the maps.
The tour descriptions include suggestions on what to do after you paddle, and contacts for more information about each area. Channel Island tours are extensively described, as befits their status as a premier kayaking destination with their many sea caves A sea cave, also known as a littoral cave, is a type of cave formed primarily by the wave action of the sea. The primary process involved is erosion. Sea caves are found throughout the world, actively forming along present coastlines and as relict sea caves on former , crystal-clear water, kelp forests Occurring worldwide throughout temperate and polar coastal oceans, kelp forests are recognized as one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems on Earth.  (In 2007, kelp forests were also discovered in tropical waters near Equador. , marine mammals marine mammals
mammals inhabiting the sea; generally taken to include the cetaceans (whales, porpoise, dolphin), the sirenians (sea-cows, including manatees and dugong) and the pinnipeds (the carnivores of the group, seals, sealions, walruses). and camping possibilities. Sections on public access help explain the sometimes-confusing rules established by the National Park Service for visitors to the Channel Islands.
Inland tours on lakes such as Nacimiento, Lopez and Hodges are included, as is a description of a Colorado River tour through a beautiful section of the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge National Wildlife Refuge appropriate for kayakers. After a kayak, paddle and PFD PFD
personal flotation device , this book should be the next purchase for any serious Southern California kayaker.
- Bill Becher
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