Death Valley National Park

Photo: NASA Earth (Some rights reserved) Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. 2022 news: In one of the driest places on Earth, a thousand-year rain event delivered 75 percent of the yearly average precipitation in just three hours. Tupippuh …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Yosemite National Park, an area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. The park park that covers more than 750,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada and is staffed by 1,200 park service employees and about 1,700 hospitality business workers. The number of Yosemite …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise (Some rights reserved) Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. For the first time since it was created in the 1930s, a federal water shortage has been declared for Lake Mead, including mandatory water cutbacks …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset (Some rights reserved) Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. ‘Kakadu’ was named for Gagudju, …

Yellowstone National Park

Photo: Doug Kraus/NPS, Yellowstone flood event 2022: North Entrance Road (Some rights reserved) On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, creating the world’s first national park: Yellowstone National Park. Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] 2022 FloodsFlood RecoveryIf you can’t get in to Yellowstone, here are some ways to …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: Ron Mader, View from Imperial Point (Some rights reserved) 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, ranges in …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat (Some rights reserved) Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. At 4,558 meters or 13,800 feet, it is the fourth highest of Mexico’s mountains, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/cLX5BC3fLBKBxBdH6 The mountain, …

National Park

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) National Park = a scenic or historically important area of countryside protected by the federal government for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife Parque Nacional = un área pintoresca o históricamente importante del campo protegida por el gobierno federal para el disfrute del público en …

Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks

Photo: Mazzali, Ischigualasto Rocks (Some rights reserved) World HeritageUNESCO: Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks are located in the northern part of central Argentina comprised of two adjoining protected areas. These are Ischigualasto Provincial Park (60,369 hectares) in San Juan Province and Talampaya National Park (215,000 hectares) in Rioja Province, jointly covering 275,369 hectares west of the Sierras …