California

Photo: Boston Public Library, Pioneer’s Cabin. On January 8, 2017 this iconic Sierra redwood fell to the ground. The tree was estimated to be more than 1,000 years old (and still alive) when it fell.  This stereography made sometime between 1850-1880 by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. shows the tree before it was tunneled through. California …

Nevada

For those passionate for parks, wilderness, Indigenous cultures, responsible travel and great fun: Nevada (pronounced [ne- vae-da], with a short “a” as in apple.) Nevada is a state of bold contrasts: rural landscapes and big cities, extravagant gaming and a movement toward farmers’ markets, renewable energy and a green building code of ethos. It’s time …

National Fossil Day in the USA

In 2016 National Fossil Day takes place October 12 in the USA. Hashtag: #NationalFossilDay MISSION: National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. OBJECTIVES: National Fossil Day events, resources and initiatives will: …

2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference

Today: The White House hosts the 8th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference, bringing together leaders from federally recognized tribes to Washington, DC. The President and members of his Cabinet will discuss a range of issues important to tribal leaders, with an emphasis on ways the federal government can continue to strengthen the nation-to-nation relationship …

September 24 is National Public Lands Day in the USA #npld #NationalPublicLandsDay

September 24 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. Questions What is the history of Public Lands Day? …

Papahānaumokuākea

Friday President Obama issued a proclamation expanding Papahānaumokuākea, now the largest protected area on Earth! How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. More online Papahanaumokuakea.gov, its Facebook page and Twitter @HawaiiReef. Here’s the media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as a UNESCO World …