National Public Lands Day

Photo: BLM Dakotas, Copper City Trail System (Some rights reserved) National Public Lands Day is celebrated annually at public lands in the United States on the fourth Saturday of September. A signature event of the National Environmental Education Foundation, it promotes both popular enjoyment and volunteer conservation of public lands. 2022 date: Saturday, September 24. …

Favorite People and Places in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Old Fort (some rights reserved) Favorite places in Las Vegas? I have a few faves, mostly family-friendly and inspired: Clark County Museum Clark County Wetlands Park Community Healing Garden Downtown murals Ethel M Chocolates Cactus Garden Fabulous Las Vegas Sign Great Buns Bakery Henderson Libraries Neon Museum Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace Old Fort …

Las Vegas’ Old Fort State Historic Park

Photo: Ron Mader, Old fort state park (Some rights reserved) Among our Las Vegas faves, the place where Las Vegas began, the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 East Washington Avenue in downtown. Entrance fee is $3 and free for kids under 12 years of age. Tue-Sat 8am-430pm. Recommended for history fans. …

Clark County Museum

Photo: Ron Mader, Heritage Holidays (Some rights reserved) One of Planeta.com’s Vegas Faves and a Boulder Highway highlight: Open daily 9am-430pm, Clark County Museum – clarkcountynv.gov – is a place for locals, families, and visitors to immerse themselves in regional history. It’s one of the finest small museums / cultural centers in the country. Closed …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Peter Prehn, Bristlecone at Great Basin NP, (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Nevada – the state’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Corrections and suggestions are welcome as comments on this page. HeadlinesHow a fight over transgender rights …

Las Vegas DIY Water Tour

Poster One of the most interesting case studies in H20 conservation, recreation, and management, is Las Vegas, city proper and surrounding valley. Planeta.com’s Las Vegas DIY Water Tour, includes a contemporary and historical view of the wet spots in the Southern Paiute land and Mojave Desert and the waterways of southern Nevada including Hoover Dam, …

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Photo: Elvis Kennedy, Towering Pines (Some rights reserved) Places we’d like to visit after the pandemic: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/3UWdhzpiQLxz1mTh9 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 …

Downtown Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Shaded Streets, November 2021 (Some rights reserved) Downtown Las Vegas is the historic district of Las Vegas. Hashtag: #DTLV Faves include Container Park, Nuwu, the Healing Garden, the old fort, and the Neon Museum. Best way to get around? We recommend RTC Bike Share for part of the journey. Spurred into being …

Miami, Florida

Photo: Adam Mizrahi, Brickell Skyline (Some rights reserved) Miami is located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County. Miami’s metro area is the eighth most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the United States, with a population of around 5.5 million. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Ybn7rEuQ867pAyYk8 HeadlinesUnited States historian says Mary …

Great Basin National Park

Photo: Great Basin National Park, Ridge North of Lexington Creek (Some rights reserved) Updating news and key links to Great Basin National Park located in northern Nevada. In 2022 the Lehman Caves celebrates its 100th anniversary as a protected area. Webinars hosted by Great Basin National Park Foundation take place the first Wednesday of the …