Grand Canyon National Park

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 width from 0.25 to 15 miles (0.4 to 24 kilometers) …

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   Zion …

Call for Public Comment on National Monuments

Washington, DC – The Interior Department has recently announced a public comment period for the review of President Trump’s executive order calling for the Interior Department to review a range of National Monuments created over the past 16 years through Presidential proclamations. The complete list is here. Written comments relating to the Bears Ears National Monument must be …

Las Vegas

Zio Ziegler Mural, Flickr Las Vegas is the most populous city in the state of Nevada and hosted more than 41 million visitors in 2016. Nearly 2.1 million of Nevada’s 2.8 million residents live in Clark County, which covers the Las Vegas metro area. And we mention these people – locals and visitors – because …

#NationalParkWeek April 15-23

April 15-23 National Park Week is the largest celebration of national heritage in the USA. Hashtag: #NationalParkWeek The National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present National Park Week April 15 to 23, 2017. On weekends, every national park will give visitors free admission! Plan your visit by …

Wild USA

The United States has a long history of conservation.       Wiki Planeta Wiki features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world.  http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildusa Slideshare Go Wild: Engaging Conservation Champions in the USA from ron mader

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 …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas include l Rosario, Chincua, …