Wild USA Links

Photo: Bighorn What would insiders like others to know about Wild USA? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesInterior to remove anti-Indigenous slurs from names of federal lands‘It’s not sustainable’: overcrowding is changing the soul of US national parksNational parks are overcrowded. Some think ‘selfie stations’ will help – GuardianAn Explosion In Visitors …

National Park Week

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Lake Mead National Park Week is the largest celebration of national heritage in the USA and is held annually in April in tandem with Earth Day. 2021 dates: April 17-25. Hashtag: #NationalParkWeek Key Linksnps.govnationalparks.org BackgroundThe National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present …

Bryce Canyon National Park

Photo Bryce Canyon National Park protects the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. Key Linksnps.gov/brca/[email protected] Embedded Tweets Flickr2006 Trip – Ron Mader Filinghttp://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htmhttp://www.rubysinn.comhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/72157594238609184/http://twitter.com/rubysinnhttps://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]://www.facebook.com/BryceCanyonnps Dark SkyBryce Canyon National Park Certified as an International Dark Sky Park Planeta.com

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 …

Find something new

Poster The US National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act. Each year the park service, friends and fans celebrate this anniversary. 2018 marks the 102nd anniversary, prompting this year’s slogan: find something new for 102. Find a park near you or special events …

National Park Service Floats Fee Increase (2017)

Photo: Zion National Park Washington, DC – The National Park Service (NPS) is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks during peak visitor seasons. The proposed new fee structure would be implemented at Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Denali, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks …

Webinar: Visitor Use Management Framework

Presenting the new Visitor Use Management Framework (VUM) Part 1 June 22, 2017, 10:00 (MST) The Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group) is a network of professionals committed to promoting sustainable tourism in protected areas globally, and whose mission is to provide a forum where people collaborate, stimulate dialogue, share expertise, develop and …

Friends Rendezvous 2016 #FriendsRendezvous

September 2016 …. #FriendsRendezvoushttps://twitter.com/hashtag/FriendsRendezvous Spotlight:Conservation Landshttp://conservationlands.orghttp://conservationlands.org/friendshttps://www.facebook.com/conservationlandshttps://twitter.com/ConservationLFhttps://www.periscope.tv/ConservationLF Questions Are there suggestions for remote participants – how can those not in the room interact and support this gathering? Is there a Twitter list of the participants? Are any videos from or shown at the event online? Specifics please, what do you recommend to visitors to public lands? …

2016 National Public Lands Day

September 24, 2016 is National Public Lands Day in the USA. What this means for nature and biodiversity plans are plenty of opportunities to get outdoors. Online, it’s a feast of eco-minded inspiration and introductions from across the country. Keep an eye on the hashtags #npld #NationalPublicLandsDay. Key Linkshttp://www.publiclandsday.org Questions What is the history of …