Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Swarm of 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 a UNESCO World Heritage Site …

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 …

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

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Photo: Elvis Kennedy, Towering Pines Places we’d like to visit after the pandemic: The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest – fs.usda.gov/cnnf – “covers more than 1.5 million acres of Wisconsin’s northwoods, managing lands for multiple uses including forestry, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, fisheries management, special forest products gathering, wilderness and natural areas management. The Chequamegon side of …

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 …

Recreate Responsibly

Stay Safe Poster Kudos to the US National Parks Service for compiling an illustrative and informative guide – nps.gov/media/photo/gallery.htm?pg=4913675&id=CF41B3F2-A93D-4F38-A482-CD02DD7488BD – to responsible travel – aka recreate responsibly – in the parks and protected areas. Graphics related to COVID-19 response and social distancing are available for use on webpages, social media, and physical locations to promote …

Rio Grande

Photo: Gary Nored, River Road from Presidio to Big Bend Spotlight on the Rio Grande Wikipedia: The Rio Grande known in Mexico as Río Bravo del Norte, or simply Río Bravo) is one of the principal rivers (along with the Colorado River) in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The Rio Grande begins in …