Tourism Concessions in Parks

Buzzwords Concession = private businesses operating under contract in parks to provide products and services designed to enhance or facilitate visitors experiences, typically not provided by government employees Features Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas (2017) Elsewhere on the Web https://annaspenceley.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/an-introduction-to-tourism-concessioning The document is currently available from several sites, using the links …

Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

Photo: MMAChile Spotlight on Chile’s Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Recommended Listening http://www.radiolab.org/story/what-happened-easter-island-new-even-scarier-scenario The Centro de Recepción de Visitantes de la Aldea Ceremonial de Orongo, is a new visitor center located at the entrance to the Orongo Ceremonial Village, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Rapa Nui National Park and the most visited place …

Pinacate Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Pinacate Biosphere Reserve The Pinacate Reserve and the abutting Gran Desierto de Altar Reserve are less than a day’s drive from the U.S.-Mexico border. Together, the two contiguous reserves protect the sea, coast, and inland desert. El Pinacate stands out for its easier access and its surreal beauty. Located in the state of Sonora …

Mexico Parks Explained

Editor’s note (August 2018): Major revision of this page underway. It will formally debut in September. When is a national park a national park and a biosphere reserve a biosphere reserve? There are some big difference among parks and reserves in Mexico, and it is important to review how Mexico classifies these protected areas. BACKGROUND …

Mexico Parks

Editor’s note (August 2018): Major revision of this page underway. It will formally debut in September. NORTHERN MEXICO Baja California Parques Nacionales de Baja California El Vizcaino Sonora El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve Chihuahua Copper Canyon/Barrancas del Cobre Durango Mapimi Biosphere Reserve Viaje en Bicicleta a la Zona del Silencio – Walter Bishop The Zone of …

Glacier National Park

Photo: Jacob W Frank, Snow shoes With more than 700 miles of trails, Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Montana’s Glacier National Park now has only 26 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. Prediction: zero by 2030. Key Links http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram Pinterest @GlacierNPS Tweets …

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Photo The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – http://www.blm.gov – manages more than 245 million acres of some of the most amazing lands in the world, including the breathtaking National Conservation Lands. The BLM’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and …