Bears Ears National Monument

Poster The 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah protects one of most significant cultural landscapes in the United States, with thousands of archaeological sites and important areas of spiritual significance. Abundant rock art, ancient cliff dwellings, ceremonial kivas, and countless other artifacts provide an extraordinary archaeological and cultural record, all surrounded by …

Native American Heritage Month

Poster Since 1990 the USA has celebrated Native American Heritage Month in the month of November. Hashtags: #nativeamericanheritagemonth #NativeNovember #NAHM Background Nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov: What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., …

Radio Preservation Task Force: From Archive to Classroom

Photo: Navajo Weaving, Luchia’s Restaurant Recommended Viewing from the Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force: From Archive to Classroom Mass-media historians and archivists in the first national attempt to assess the history and record of radio in the United States. Livestreamed sessions included “Indigenous/First Nations Radio” and “Material & Digital Curation.” Indigenous/First Nations – Friday, …

Public Broadcasting at 50

Recommended Viewing from the Library of Congress Washington, DC – The Library of Congress and Boston public broadcaster WGBH celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 with a series of panels featuring pioneers and experts in public broadcasting Friday, Nov. 3, 2 –6 p.m. The symposium — “Preserving …

#ItsMyParkDay in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas – Today (Saturday, November 4) is It’s My Park Day. Hashtag: #ItsMyParkDay The biggest city-wide volunteer event for the Austin Parks Foundation and has expanded to a Spring and Fall event held the first Saturday in March and November. Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city. Look …

National Climate Assessment #nca4

Recommended Reading: Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Key Links https://science2017.globalchange.gov https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Hashtags: #CSSR2017 #NCA4 Summary New observations and new research have increased our understanding of past, current, and future climate …

Reno

Photo: Tom, Reno Arch Reno sits in a high desert at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and its downtown area (along with Sparks) occupies a valley informally known as the Truckee Meadows. Embedded Tweets The iconic Reno arch is getting a facelift. Want a say in its new look? https://t.co/j2iuDDyKZA — Anjeanette Damon (@AnjeanetteDamon) November …

National Park Service Floats Fee Increase

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 …

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 and in 2017, 25 national monuments are under review by the Trump Administration. Some History The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore …