City Parks Links

Photo Links related to city parks presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @CentParklands @FortWayneParks @ChicagoParks @Zilker_Park @Barton_Springs @sandiegoparks @NYCParks @CentralParkNYC @FortWayneParks @SeattleParks @WUParks @LondonNPC @CityParksAll @Stuff_by_Craig @hphpcentral @wuparks @Park_People @CalgaryParks @cityparksall @Adrian_Benepe @buteparkcardiff @parcbute @ParkdaleWalking @Parksify @tpl_org @jaketobin @playandparks @westmidsparks @RBCparklife @CWparkman Headlines http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/09/better-than-nature/492716 Flickr city parks gallery world parks group Urban Nature Desire Paths …

Craters of the Moon

Photo: BLM, Craters Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a U.S. National Monument and national preserve in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho. It is along US 20, between the small towns of Arco and Carey, at an average elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level. The monument is a 715,000 …

Banff National Park

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Bow River Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. The park encompasses more than 6,000 square kilometers of mountain wilderness and is part of the larger Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than three million visitors a year make the …

Nevada’s Spring Mountains

Photo The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 feet (3,633 meters). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. Is there snow on the mountains? Visitor Gateway The U.S. Forest Service Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway opened May 30, 2015. Construction began in late 2012. The 4,300 acre Visitor Gateway in …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Great Basin NP Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. This Planeta.com guide aims to be …

Valley of Fire State Park

Photo Nevada – Valley of Fire State Park is the state’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. Civilian Conservation Corps workers helped to make the new park accessible to visitors through the construction of roads and rest areas. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the …

National Monument Links

Photo: Gold Butte Links related to national monuments presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret Trump administration officials dismissed benefits of national monuments The inadvertently released documents show that department officials dismissed some evidence that contradicted the administration’s push to revise national monument designations, which are made …

England Parks Review (2018)

Photo: Andrew Foster England – Earlier in 2018 Environment Secretary Michael Gove launched an independent review into the nation’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). The closing date for responses is 18 December 2018. Nearly 70 years after the country’s National Parks were first established, opening up the countryside and allowing more …

Exploring Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl National Park

Photo: Edwin Morales Clear days in Mexico City are measured by one’s ability to see the surrounding snowcapped mountains and peaks. Rumblings Outside the Capital The most impressive of mountains seen from Mexico City are the twin volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl, also known as ‘Smoking Mountain’ (5,452 meters) and ‘The Sleeping Woman’ (5,286 meters), respectively. The last …