National Public Lands Day

USA Flag Wikipedia: 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. 2020 date: Saturday, September 26. Join us on Facebook Live at 10 …

National Monument

Bingo: National Monument A national monument is a section of public land set aside for its natural, historical, or cultural value. National monuments range from structures to oceans to large tracts of land. Some HistoryThe Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt and has been used more than a hundred times since its passage. It …

Rocky Mountain National Park

Photo: Sprague Lake Rocky Mountain National Park Natural Features: Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the highest national parks in the nation, with elevations from 7,860 feet to 14,259 feet. Sixty mountain peaks over 12,000 feet high result in world-renowned scenery. The Continental Divide runs north – south through the park, and marks a …

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 …

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. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park …

Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Felicidades What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Mexico City – Xochimilco is a tourism case study for those keen on city parks, ecotourism, and cultural tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. …

Devil’s Staircase Wilderness

Photo: Michael Campbell, BLM, Mushrooms The Devil’s Staircase Wilderness is a forested wilderness area adjacent to the Umpqua River in the Southern Oregon Coast Range of Oregon. It was officially designated in March 2019. BLM: The Devil’s Staircase Wilderness, nestled along the Umpqua River east of Reedsport, Oregon, is a rugged and largely inaccessible area …

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 borough of the city. 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 …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Photo: Dusty Vaugn The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a national wildlife refuge in northeastern Alaska. It consists of 19,286,722 acres in the Alaska North Slope region. It is the largest national wildlife refuge in the country, slightly larger than the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Key Linksfws.gov/refuge/arcticfacebook Google Maps HeadlinesNative Defenders Are Trying to …