The Greenwood Project Welcomes Ross Bonnewell

We are excited to be welcoming a new contributor to our website.  Ross Bonnewell will be writing on many of the outdoor activities you enjoy pursuing.  His love for the outdoors began during his childhood on the 10 acres of old tobacco fields and deep forest where he lived with his parents. After thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1998, Ross has spent the last 12 years in the outdoor retail industry and has also worked as a raft guide and a backcountry ranger in New Mexico’s Philmont Scout Ranch.  His passion and knowledge of the outdoors … [Read more...]

The Florida Trail

The Florida Trail began back in 1966 when one hiking enthusiast saw a need, had a dream, and dismissed all naysayers.  Jim Kern got tired of driving to other states to hike and saw a real need for a place to enjoy his outdoor pursuit in his home state.  He set out on a 160 mile hike which took him 12 days to complete, and while Forest Service officials thought he was crazy, the publicity he received from his mission and the responses from hikers from around the state is what ultimately led to the formation of the Florida Trail Association.  Jim … [Read more...]

Minnesota’s Largest Land Conservation Deal Complete

The Conservation Fund, The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Blandin Paper Company (UPM) have announced the completion of a working forest conservation easement that will protect 187,876 acres of Northwoods forests.  This will not only provide public access for hunting, fishing, birdwatching, and other recreational activities, but protect existing hiking and snowmobile trails.  Read more here … [Read more...]

Outdoor Survival Kit

If you're heading to the woods with friends to enjoy the outdoors or with an agent to find your hobby farm, recreational get away, or a little retirement place in the country, there are a few things you need to consider taking with you on the trip. … [Read more...]

Tips and Techniques – Building a Road

Building a "woods" road doesn't have to be expensive and it doesn't need to be disruptive (or destructive) to the natural beauty of your land.  Here's an idea on how to build a good road - quickly, inexpensively, and with little impact to nature. … [Read more...]