Lake Mead Links

Photo: I-11 What would locals like others know about Lake Mead? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: 2021 Lake Mead’s low water level prompts feds to consider declaration of Colorado River water shortage Mead Slope Fault Recency and size of young displacements along the Mead Slope fault, Lake Mead Area, ArizonaDetailed Geologic and …

Johnny Appleseed

Photo: Gary Cobb, Grave Marker Johnny AppleseedEach year the people of Fort Wayne, Indiana invite visitors from throughout the nation to celebrate the pioneer spirit of John Chapman, better known as “Johnny Appleseed,” Chapman was a colorful character of the Indiana frontier in the early 1800s. During the latter part of his life, Chapman traveled …

Las Vegas Water Tour

Photo: Cornerstone Look for regular updates. Mojave Desert – Explore the waterways of southern Nevada and the self-defined fabulous city of Las Vegas, aka The Meadows, translated from Spanish. Additional headlines and resources are indexed on the Vegas Water Links and Water pages. One of the most interesting case studies in water conservation, recreation, and …

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 …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. For the first time since it was created in the 1930s, a federal water shortage has been declared for Lake Mead, including mandatory water cutbacks in 2022 that …

Las Vegas Links

Las Vegas Flag What would locals like others know about Las Vegas? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘We live in a desert. We have to act like it’: Las Vegas faces reality of drought – Oliver Milman/Guardian @olliemilmanLas Vegas is set to come out of Covid-19 better than ever – CNNLas Vegas …

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 …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive EssayWe need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. This year look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. There will be much-needed updates to the national parks and borderland jewels Big Bend National Park, Copper Canyon, …

El Paso, Texas

Photo: Jasperado, Chamizal El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, located in the far western corner of Texas. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/bjaxvQ9Nzmwj7G1e9 HistoryEl Paso was incorporated as a city in 1873. The city’s real growth started with the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1881. Nearby Features Planeta.com

Vegas Water Links

Photo: I-11 and Lake Mead What would insiders like others to know about water in Las Vegar? From estuaries to restrictions to weirs, here are relevant links presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesLas Vegas, we have a problem – Nevada Independent‘We live in a desert. We have to act like it’: Las Vegas faces …