Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre has formally accepted for assessment the nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as …

Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler Spotlight on Bears Ears National Monument Key Links https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/bears-ears-national-monument https://www.blm.gov/visit/bears-ears-national-monument Google Maps goo.gl/maps/qKwbea4ygmSMXmzVA Responsible Travel Responsible travel (read Imagine Bears Ears as a responsible tourism model) has the potential of expanding livelihoods and conserving cultural and natural heritage in rural areas. That said, communication has often been lackluster. Visitors are told to …

Wild USA

Photo: NPS, Yosemite The United States has a long history of conservation and lack thereof. The stories of the parks, protected areas, wilderness and wildlife are embedded throughout Planeta.com. New Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks Trust for Public Land National Parks and Monuments Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite National …

European Day of Parks

Logo May 24 is the European Day of Parks. The European Day of Parks is a commemorative day for Protected Areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the Europarc Federation to celebrate Protected Areas throughout Europe. History It celebrates the creation of the first national parks in Europe – a set of nine …

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Photo: NPS, Williams Ranch nps.gov: Guadalupe Mountains National Park was established on September 30th, 1972 and incorporates 86,367 acres near El Paso, Texas. The park’s name comes from the Guadalupe Mountains, which are found in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico, and also contain Carlsbad Cavern National Park. Guadalupe Mountains National Park includes Guadalupe Peak, …

Recreate Responsibly

Stay Safe Poster Kudos to the US National Parks Service for compiling an illustrative and informative guide – nps.gov/media/photo/gallery.htm?pg=4913675&id=CF41B3F2-A93D-4F38-A482-CD02DD7488BD – to responsible travel – aka recreate responsibly – in the parks and protected areas. Graphics related to COVID-19 response and social distancing are available for use on webpages, social media, and physical locations to promote …

Appalachian Trail

Photo: Jimmy Emerson Wikipedia: The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the Eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail is about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long, though the exact length changes over …

Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya)

Photo: Flowcomm Victoria Falls (Lozi: Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke That Thunders”) is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/ZSvtW1V8HMQW8QEr9 Background On either side of the Zambezi River in southern Zambia and northwestern Zimbabwe. Mosi-oaTunya National Park follows the left bank between the Sinde River …

Las Vegas’ City Parks and Nearby Natural Wonders

Photo Welcome to the Mojave Desert. Las Vegas has both oasis-like escapes and more natural desert lands. There’s something for everyone if you know where and when to look. Among our favorites: Clark County Wetlands Red Rock Canyon Clark County Sunset Park Pittman Wash We still have to visit Sloan Canyon and Tule Springs. Further …

Bears Ears Links

Buzzwords Links related to Bears Ears National Monument presented in somewhat random fashion: 2019 Feds stack Bears Ears advisory group with critics of southern Utah monument Democrat-controlled San Juan County formally withdraws from Bears Ears court case Bagley Cartoon: Attack on Bears Ears What remains of Bears Ears https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2019/04/24/apc-new-advisory-panel-for-bears-ears-national-monument-becomes-latest-flashpoint-in-debate Injustice Reassured: Bears Ears Advisory Committee …