Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football and rugby stadium. The Wetlands Park is relatively new, and old-timers in Vegas (those here for 30+ years) remember when it was a lowly wash/trash …

Bark in the Park

March 4 Bark in the Park,10am-2pm, Cornerstone Park Henderson, Nevada hosted the 14th annual Bark In the Park, a celebration of our canine friends with dozens of informational and vendor booths and lots of beautiful dogs needing forever homes.  Facebook event page It’s a refreshing change of pace for dog lovers, with plenty of bowls …

Yellowstone National Park

Photo: Yellowstone National Park, Photography Key dates: The United States Congress established Yellowstone National Park in 1872. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law. The world’s first national park was born. Key Links http://www.nps.gov/yell Facebook: YellowstoneNPS Flickr: YellowstoneNPS Twitter: @YellowstoneNPS Periscope: YellowstoneNPS Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/yellowstone   Slideshare Yellowstone National Park …

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the fishing and tourism, particularly those interested …

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Ancestral Puebloans inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon” in Southern Pauite.   Key Links http://www.nps.gov/zion https://www.facebook.com/zionnps https://twitter.com/ZionNPS http://www.flickr.com/zionnps   …