Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea National Monument 2021 WebinarAugust 19, 12pm Pacificusicomos.org/webinars Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/ZVoQ9JWGyhtLDWQy6 How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea?Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. Key LinksPapahanaumokuakea.govFacebookFlickr 2006 Media Release Media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as …

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 …

The Impacts of Overcrowding in Our National Parks on Park Resources and Visitor Experiences, and to Consider Strategic Approaches to Visitor Use Management

Photo: Grand Canyon Parking Lot (North Rim) The Impacts of Overcrowding in Our National Parks on Park Resources and Visitor Experiences, and to Consider Strategic Approaches to Visitor Use Management Recap of the hearing held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Room SD-366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. The purpose …

Acadia National Park

Photo: Jasperado, Visitor Center Acadia National Park is one of the most visited parks in the USA, drawing more than 2.5 million visitors per year to the craggy, jagged coast of Maine. Key Linksnps.gov/acadCadillacScience researchTimed entry vehicle reservationsTransportation Plan @AcadiaNPS Google Maps History The park celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Trip Advisorhttps://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g143010-d108269-Reviews-Cadillac_Mountain-Acadia_National_Park_Mount_Desert_Island_Maine.html Videos Shifting …

Glacier National Park

Photo: Jacob W Frank, Snow shoes With more than 700 miles of trails, Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Hop on the Island Explorer Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] FYI Montana’s Glacier National Park now has only 26 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. Prediction: zero by 2030. HeadlinesGlacier National Park …

Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Southern Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon.” Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Questions What would locals like visitors to …

Videos from Grand Canyon National Park (2021)

Photo: Bristlecone Media/Grand Canyon NPS, Night Sky Videos from Grand Canyon in 2021 featuring a virtual star parties with explanations on local Indigenous histories of astronomy, stargazing, and world building. Next Grand Canyon Star Party: June 18-25, 2022 Key Linksnps.gov/grcaplan your visit: start [email protected] June 2021 Seeing the Skies Through Navajo Eyes Ancient Astronomers of …

Recreate Responsibly

Stay Safe Poster Kudos to the US National Parks Service for compiling an illustrative and informative guide – nps.gov/media/photo/gallery.htm?pg=4913675&id=CF41B3F2-A93D-4F38-A482-CD02DD7488BD – to responsible travel – aka recreate responsibly – in the parks and protected areas. Graphics related to COVID-19 response and social distancing are available for use on webpages, social media, and physical locations to promote …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset Australia’s Northern Territory boasts nearly 100 national parks and reserves, including two of Australia’s most famous parks — Uluru and Kakadu. The well-known monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock), 348 meters high, is near the southwest corner of the Territory and may be Australia’s most familiar natural icon. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National …

Kaeng Krachan

Photo: Budak, Reservoir Wikipedia: Kaeng Krachan National Park is the largest national park of Thailand. It is on the border with Myanmar, contiguous with the Tanintharyi Nature Reserve. It is a popular park owing to its proximity to the tourist town of Hua Hin. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/wAzEL6U9TRaKmKzK6 Elsewherethainationalparks.comtripadvisor.com Planeta