Yosemite National Park   Happy birthday, Bierstadt!Before we had social media posts detailing each sunset in Yosemite, we had art. Albert Bierstadt translated the breathtaking power of the west onto canvas & helped ignite public inspiration that lead to the Yosemite grant.Art can change the world. pic.twitter.com/r2xXLWt0Af — Yosemite National Park (@YosemiteNPS) January 8, 2018 …

Badlands National Park

Established in 1976, the Badlands Wilderness Area consists of 64,144 acres of the largest prairie wilderness in the United States. 25% of Badlands National Park is a designated wilderness area. Key Links https://www.nps.gov/badl/index.htm https://www.nps.gov/badl/faqs.htm Calendar of Events Flickr: badlandsnationalpark Twitter: @BadlandsNPS Wiki: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/badlands


Photo: Alex Weimar, Devil’s Tower National Monument Wyoming is bordered on the north by Montana, on the east by South Dakota and Nebraska, on the south by Colorado, on the southwest by Utah and on the west by Idaho. Wiki wyoming and our spotlight on devil’s tower (mato tipila)


Photo: Virginia Department of Conservation Virginia is bordered by Maryland and the District of Columbia to the north and east; the Atlantic Ocean to the east; by North Carolina and Tennessee to the south; by Kentucky to the west and by West Virginia to the north and west. Wiki Virginia Planeta.com USA


Photo: Melissa Biggs, Birds on a Wire Texas is bordered by Mexico to the south, New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast and Louisiana to the east. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/texas Borderlands   Planeta.com austin


Photo: Ken Lund, Little River Road Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state’s western border. Nashville …