Nevada’s Spring Mountains

Photo: Snowy Roads Spotlight on Nevada’s Spring Mountains. The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 feet (3,633 meters). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area features a helpful Visitor Center. Is there snow on the mountains? Key Linksgomtcharleston.com [email protected] Google Maps WeatherLocal Forecast …

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, …

White Sands National Park

Photo: Cartwheels Transitioning from a national monument to a national park, White Sands National Park protects the largest gypsum dune field in the world. Park managers and friends of the park work toward public access and maintenance of the solitude and silence of the dunes. Located in southern New Mexico, the park is located outside …

Mexico Parks Explained

Photo: Hotel Xixim, Flamingos in Celestún Mexico – When is a national park a national park and a biosphere reserve a biosphere reserve? There are some big difference among parks and reserves in Mexico, and it is important to review how Mexico classifies these protected areas. BackgroundIn Mexico there are tk protected areas cover tk …

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 …

Plot Your Path

Photo: Carlsbad Caverns National Park Service theme for January 2021: Plot Your Path. Are you ready for a new year, new goals, and new adventures? Share what paths you hope to take this year. Hashtag: #PlotYourPath The new year of 2021 offers a fresh start for park, program, partnerships, and visitors. Let’s share what we …

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 …

World Wetlands Day

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2 to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. Hashtag: #WorldWetlandsDay Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year …

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/[email protected] Google Maps HeadlinesTrump’s Four-Year Drilling Binge Has …