Death Valley National Park

Photo: NASA Earth (Some rights reserved) Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. 2022 news: In one of the driest places on Earth, a thousand-year rain event delivered 75 percent of the yearly average precipitation in just three hours. Tupippuh …

Nevada Test Site

Photo: Wikipedia: Buster Jangle (1951) (Some rights reserved) The Nevada Test Site encompasses 1375 square miles in central Nevada, straddling the ecological transition zone between the Mojave Desert and the Great Basin. Google Maps Key [email protected] HeadlinesFree public tours to return to Nevada atomic test siteBuilding the bomb – The GuardianAmerica Used to Give Out …

August 25 is Founders’ Day for the National Park Service

Poster (Some rights reserved) August 25 is Founders’ Day for the National Park Service – nps.gov Hashtags: #FindYourPark, #EncuentraTuParque, #FoundersDay Key Linksnps.govNewsDOI [email protected] History On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national …

Klamath River

Photo: Bob Wick/BLM: June 2016 (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the Klamath River and its basin HeadlinesThe Karuk’s Innate Relationship with Fire: Adapting to Climate Change on the KlamathRough Water – Earth Island Elsewhere on the Webmkwc.org – @MidKlamathWC americanrivers.org klamathtribes.org – Facebook – YouTube https://www.fs.usda.gov/klamath – https://twitter.com/Klamath_NF Videos Klamath River Basin Conditions and Opportunities …

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Photo:  James Marvin Phelps, Waves Crashing into Grand Marais Harbor (Some rights reserved) One of our favorite and most inspiring small towns, Grand Marais, Minnesota, is located on the North Shore of Lake Superior and has a population of 1,351 per the 2010 Census. The name comes from French, a translation of Big Marsh. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/AZyLHnA9t5p5YASP9 …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Rock Stacking, August 2022 (Some rights reserved) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 2016 on the northbound side of Interstate 15 near the southern, southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, about 30 miles from the Vegas Strip. One of our Las Vegas faves, this installation of 30-feet …

David McCullough

Photo: Peter Gene, History (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: David Gaub McCullough (July 7, 1933 – August 7, 2022) was an American author, narrator, popular historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian …

Yurok

Indigenous Peoples Wikipedia: The Yurok Indian Reservation is a Native American reservation for the Yurok people located in parts of Del Norte and Humboldt counties, California, on a 44-mile stretch of the Klamath River. It is one of a very few tribes who have never been removed from their ancestral lands in California. Key Linksyuroktribe.org …

Nevada’s Spring Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Lovell Canyon (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Nevada’s Spring Mountains. The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 feet (3,633 meters). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area features a helpful visitor center. Is there snow on the mountains? Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/yGgwB65KknyN34wBA …