Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Photo Las Vegas is part of a vast and varied network of parks and protected areas ranging from city parks to wildlife refuges. One of the gems is 30 miles to the northwest. Desert National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) includes more than 1.5 million acres of the Mojave Desert in southern Nevada and is the largest …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). The nearly 200,000 acre park is managed by the Bureau of …

Valley of Fire State Park

Photo Nevada – Valley of Fire State Park is the state’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. Civilian Conservation Corps workers helped to make the new park accessible to visitors through the construction of roads and rest areas. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the …

Nitmiluk National Park

Photo: Andrew Purdam, 17 Mile Falls Nitmiluk National Park is in Australia’s Northern Territory, 244 kilometers southeast of Darwin, around a series of gorges on the Katherine River and Edith Falls. Around 270,000 people visit Nitmiluk National Park each year and the tourism sector is a major employer of Jawoyn people, who are custodians of …

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, …

City Parks Links

Photo: Wetlands Park Links related to city parks presented in somewhat random fashion: Parks PeoplePark People helps people activate the power of parks. Amis des parcs aide les gens à activer le pouvoir des parcs.https://parkpeople.cahttps://www.facebook.com/ParkPeopleCAhttps://www.youtube.com/user/TorontoParkPeoplehttps://twitter.com/Park_People Mexico City La reinvención del espacio público en la ciudad fragmentada (PDF) [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@CWparkman [email protected]_newsNRPA’s National Gold Medal Award for Excellence …

Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler Spotlight on Bears Ears National Monument Kudos to the tribes! @UtahDineBikeyah: “Five years ago today, Tribes of the Bears Ears region submitted a proposal to the United States to protect 1.9-million acres of ancestral lands – now known as 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 …

Cumbres Del Ajusco

Photo: Joaquín Martínez, Con nubes Wikipedia: Ajusco is a 3,930 meter (12,894 feet) lava dome volcano located just south of Mexico City in the Tlalpan neighborhood. It is the highest point in the city. Ajusco is a Náhuatl word variously translated as “source of waters” or “watered grove”, and the Lerma River and Balsas River …