New River Gorge

Photo: National Park Service West Virginia – New national park: New River Gorge This weekend: Spring Photography Workshop at Twin Falls. Workshop instructors: professional photographers Steve Shaluta, Steve Rotsch, and park superintendent Scott Durham Key [email protected] Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/jNaMcYvDTNpiEYHm9 CelebrationsSpring Nature Fling (previously called Wildflower Weekend) HeadlinesAmerica has a new national park but not all the …

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Photo: Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, Aerial View Located in northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park became part of the US national park system (as a national monument) in 1907 and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. Elevation: 6,200 feet Key Linksnps.gov/chcu/[email protected] Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/KnSwQWKMYFr7Radx6 The Chaco Culture National Historic Park is …

Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler Spotlight on Bears Ears National Monument Key Linksblm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/bears-ears-national-monumentblm.gov/visit/bears-ears-national-monument Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/qKwbea4ygmSMXmzVA Responsible TravelResponsible travel (read Imagine Bears Ears as a responsible tourism model) has the potential of expanding livelihoods and conserving cultural and natural heritage in rural areas. That said, communication has often been lackluster. Visitors are told to stay away or nothing …

Badlands National Park

Photo: Badlands Established in 1976, the Badlands Wilderness Area consists of 64,144 acres of the largest prairie wilderness in the United States. One quarter of Badlands National Park is a designated wilderness area. Key Linksnps.gov/badl/index.htmfaqsCalendar of [email protected] Photos Headlines Document takes Badlands’ South Unit one step closer to tribal nat’l park status Planeta.com

Las Vegas’ City Parks and Nearby Natural Wonders

Photo Welcome to the Mojave Desert. Las Vegas has both oasis-like escapes and more natural desert lands. There’s something for everyone if you know where and when to look. Among our favorites:Clark County WetlandsRed Rock CanyonClark County Sunset ParkPittman Wash We still have to visit Sloan Canyon and Tule Springs. Further out there is Hoover …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism …

City Nature Challenge 2021

Photo Please turn on your phones for this nature walk. The City Nature Challenge was founded by @alisonkestrel and @lilamayhiggins and organized by the citizen science / community science teams from the California Academy of Sciences @CalAcademy and the Natural History Museum of L.A. County @NHMLA Hashtags: #CityNatureChallenge #RetoNaturaListaUrbano The challenge took place in two …

Wild France = France Sauvage

Photo: Bruno Jargot, Village of Arvieux Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in France. This page curates relevant resources related to the parks, reserves, and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Wikipedia: The national parks of France is a system of ten national parks throughout metropolitan France and its overseas departments, coordinated by …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NPS/J. Baird, Prickly pear cactus with fruit along the Tonto Trail Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, …

Pony Express

Photo: BLM Nevada, 50th Anniversary In 1860 from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California the Pony Express could deliver a letter faster than ever before. Today the Pony Express National Historic Trail celebrates this achievement on the 50th anniversary of the trails. Hashtag: #FindYourWay Key Linkshttps://www.nps.gov/poex/index.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/follow-the-trail.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/poex/learn/historyculture/index.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/poex/learn/photosmultimedia/mobile-tours-and-apps.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/poex/planyourvisit/places-to-go.htmhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157667680944016/https://www.facebook.com/PonyExpressNPShttps://twitter.com/NTIRNPS Elsewhere on the [email protected]://www.blm.gov/documents/wyoming/public-room/map/wyoming-historic-trails-map https://nationalponyexpress.orghttps://nationalponyexpress.org/historic-pony-express-trail/monuments-museums/ Embedded Tweets WikipediaPony Express …