Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Joshua Tree National Park Key Links Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNPS Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram< Joshua Tree National Park had a record 2.4 million visitors in 2016. Night Sky Festival https://www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/night-sky-festival.htm Headlines http://www.shutupandgo.travel/camping-virgin-in-joshua-tree Imperiled by climate change, Joshua trees could be declared a threatened species – @TDSIanJames Beloved Joshua Trees Move Toward Endangered ...

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Andrew Cattoir/NPS, Jet boating in the Black Canyon Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. 2018 Wildfires https://www.sfchronicle.com/outdoors/article/Yosemite-closure-leaves-rec-options-conditions-13104720.php https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/wildfire-threatening-yosemite-national-park-1285448771988 Mariposa Grove reopens to the public. Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove Key Links Yosemite National Park https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/yosemite-indians.htm https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/indian-village-of-the-ahwahnee.htm Plan your visit Things to know before your visit For kids Social Current conditions Scattering cremated …

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 …

Death Valley National Park

Photo: Death Valley Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers …

Zion Links

Photo Links related to Zion National Park Visitor User Management http://parkplanning.nps.gov/shortparklink.cfm?parkCode=zion https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/travel/zion-national-park-considers-reservation-system-for-entry/ https://stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2017/08/14/website-issue-leads-to-extension-of-public-comment-on-zion-visitor-use-management-plan Headlines http://kutv.com/news/local/flooding-causes-damage-closes-roads-and-trails-at-zion-national-park https://petapixel.com/2018/01/16/zion-national-park-bans-tripods-photography-workshops/ https://knpr.org/knpr/2017-07/are-changes-coming-zion-national-park http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2017/07/20/raw-this-is-how-springdale-is-strongly-leaning-to-resolve-overflow-parking-from-zion-national-park http://www.sltrib.com/home/5422854-155/from-counting-springs-to-relocating-bighorns https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2017/06/04/raw-kolob-canyons-day-legends-and-stories-of-zion-national-parks-most-accessible-section https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/07/zion-national-park-utah-governor-drilling Oil, gas leases near Zion National Park; BLM announces decision – St George News zion-national-park-road-less-traveled Three Zion National Park groups celebrate merger – The Independent | SUindependent.com http://www.sltrib.com/home/4909718-155/blm-delays-oil-drilling-leases-near-zion http://kutv.com/news/local/zion-national-park-crews-use-new-innovative-way-to-quicken-rock-slide-clean-up http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/rock-slide-closes-2-miles-of-zion-national-park-scenic-drive/ar-AAlRRk7 http://www.sltrib.com/home/4765776-155/utahs-zion-national-park-so-popular http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/12/12/zion-national-park-being-loved-death – http://outbounding.org/articles/view/is-zion-national-park-being-loved-to-death …

Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks

Photo: Mazzali, Ischigualasto Rocks World Heritage UNESCO: Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks are located in the northern part of central Argentina comprised of two adjoining protected areas. These are Ischigualasto Provincial Park (60,369 hectares) in San Juan Province and Talampaya National Park (215,000 hectares) in Rioja Province, jointly covering 275,369 hectares west of the Sierras Pampeanas. The …

Parks

Photo: Red Rock Canyon Park = Scenic or historically important area of countryside protected for the enjoyment of the general public and/or the preservation of wildlife. Spotlight Exploring Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl National Park Celestún Biosphere Reserve Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries Chaco Culture National Historical Park Zion National Park Grand …