Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea National Monument 2021 WebinarAugust 19, 12pm Pacificusicomos.org/webinars Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/ZVoQ9JWGyhtLDWQy6 How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea?Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. Key LinksPapahanaumokuakea.govFacebookFlickr 2006 Media Release Media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as …

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Photo: Sherman Hogue, BLM, Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness Spotlight on the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in northwestern New Mexico. BLM: The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands which offers some of the most unusual scenery found in the Four Corners Region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations made of interbedded …

Lost City Museum

Photo: Good signage Among our favorite small museums in the world and a place we intend to visit after the pandemic – the Lost City Museum in Overton, a 90-minute drive north of Las Vegas. A recommended itinerary includes the museum, Valley of Fire, and lunch in Overton. Currently closed due to the coronavirus, museum …

Mérida, Yucatán

Photo: City Park Mérida, the state capital of Yucatán is a terrific hub for natural and cultural adventures. Despite its tropical atmosphere, Mérida is actually located north of Mexico City (20° 58′ 12″ N compared to 19° 26′ 0″ N). The city is a gateway to the Celestún Biosphere Reserve. Explore the surrounding countryside if …

The Impacts of Overcrowding in Our National Parks on Park Resources and Visitor Experiences, and to Consider Strategic Approaches to Visitor Use Management

Photo: Grand Canyon Parking Lot (North Rim) The Impacts of Overcrowding in Our National Parks on Park Resources and Visitor Experiences, and to Consider Strategic Approaches to Visitor Use Management Recap of the hearing held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Room SD-366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. The purpose …

Paricutín

Photo: Thomassin Mickaël, Iglesia Wikipedia: Parícutin is a cinder cone volcano located in the Mexican state of Michoacán, near the city of Uruapan and about 322 kilometers west of Mexico City. The volcano surged suddenly from the cornfield of local farmer Dionisio Pulido in 1943, attracting both popular and scientific attention. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/RB2q4bQgQcjJcXmXA Videos Paricutín …

Acadia National Park

Photo: Jasperado, Visitor Center Acadia National Park is one of the most visited parks in the USA, drawing more than 2.5 million visitors per year to the craggy, jagged coast of Maine. Key Linksnps.gov/acadCadillacScience researchTimed entry vehicle reservationsTransportation Plan @AcadiaNPS Google Maps History The park celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Trip Advisorhttps://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g143010-d108269-Reviews-Cadillac_Mountain-Acadia_National_Park_Mount_Desert_Island_Maine.html Videos Shifting …

Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Southern Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon.” Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Questions What would locals like visitors to …

Videos from Grand Canyon National Park (2021)

Photo: Bristlecone Media/Grand Canyon NPS, Night Sky Videos from Grand Canyon in 2021 featuring a virtual star parties with explanations on local Indigenous histories of astronomy, stargazing, and world building. Next Grand Canyon Star Party: June 18-25, 2022 Key Linksnps.gov/grcaplan your visit: start [email protected] June 2021 Seeing the Skies Through Navajo Eyes Ancient Astronomers of …

Ute

Indigenous Peoples Ute are the Indigenous people of the Ute tribe of the Great Basin. Key LinksUte Mountain Ute Tribesouthernute-nsn.gov/historyutah.com/culture/utesutetribe.com Embedded Tweets WikipediaUte people Planeta