National Public Lands Day

USA Flag To encourage people to join in and visit their public lands, National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is a fee-free day for all federal public lands and many state parks in the USA. 2019 date: Saturday, September 28. Keep an eye on the hashtags #npld #NationalPublicLandsDay. Key Links http://www.publiclandsday.org https://www.facebook.com/nationalpubliclandsday Questions What is the …

Uluru Links

Screenshot Links related to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Official Links Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park Plan of Management Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park Publications http://eoi.uluru.gov.au http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/uluru/do/we-dont-climb.html @Parks_Australia Climbing ban in 2019 https://theconversation.com/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluru-86755 – http://outbounding.org/articles/view/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluru https://www.clc.org.au/index.php?/media-releases/article/between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-no-more-anangu-close-uluru-climb-at-last https://www.clc.org.au/files/pdf/Sammy_Wilson_statement_on_Uluru_climb.pdf http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-01/uluru-a-history-of-disrespect-atop-the-rock/9107750 http://www.smh.com.au/national/uluru-very-likely-to-close-to-climbers-its-not-a-disney-ride-says-chairman-20171031-gzccjo.html https://twitter.com/i/moments/925571911941103616 Uluru climb in …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is open dawn to …

Bears Ears Links

Buzzwords Rolling coverage of Bears Ears National Monument Headlines Native Tribes Frozen Out of Controversial Plan for Bears Ears Monument Oil Was Central in Decision to Shrink Bears Ears Monument, Emails Show – NYT Oil and coal drove Trump’s call to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase, according to insider emails released by court order …

Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Southern Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon”. Key Links nps.gov/zion Facebook @ZionNPS Flickr Zion National Park …

Costa Rica Parks

Poster August 24 is National Parks Day in Costa Rica (Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica). The National Parks Day of Costa Rica, is instituted in order that people reflect and participate actively in conservation actions and respect for the environment. On August 24, by Executive Decree No. 1647 MAG-MEP of 1986, the “Day …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating. Suggestions are welcome. 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 …

Peak District National Park

Photo: Over the bridge The Peak District National Park became the first national park in the United Kingdom in 1951. With its proximity to the cities of Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Sheffield, and access by road and rail, it attracts millions of visitors every year. The Peak District is an upland area in England at …

Arches National Park

Photo: Neal Herbert/NPS, Broken Arch Arches National Park Key Links https://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm Dark Sky Certified Flickr @ArchesNPS Tweets by ArchesNPS Google Map Headlines Utah’s Arches National Park certified as International Dark Sky Park; what does that mean? Photos Embedded Tweets Congrats to @ArchesNPS, now certified as an International #DarkSkyPark! These are parks "recognized for quality night …