Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, 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 and rugby stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is …

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 …

National Park Service Floats Fee Increase

Photo: Zion National Park Washington, DC – The National Park Service (NPS) is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks during peak visitor seasons. The proposed new fee structure would be implemented at Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Denali, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Fog, Joshua Tree National Park Key Links Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNPS Embedded Tweets https://t.co/8zF80nhTmt: Proposed Fee Increases in US National Parkshttps://t.co/Uvy0BWODJi #WildUSA pic.twitter.com/CRlRRa0vu3 — planetanews (@planetanews) October 29, 2017 Public meeting to discuss the future of climbing in #JoshuaTree. All recreational climbers, guides, business owners are welcome! pic.twitter.com/wuJ2V6PoKV — Joshua Tree NPS (@JoshuaTreeNPS) …

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the fishing and tourism, particularly those interested …

Bark in the Park 2017

Poster March 4 Bark in the Park,10am-2pm, Cornerstone Park Henderson, Nevada hosted the 14th annual Bark In the Park, a celebration of our canine friends with dozens of informational and vendor booths and lots of beautiful dogs needing forever homes.  Facebook event page It’s a refreshing change of pace for dog lovers, with plenty of …

Yellowstone National Park

Photo: Yellowstone National Park, Photography Key dates: The United States Congress established Yellowstone National Park in 1872. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law. The world’s first national park was born. Key Links http://www.nps.gov/yell Facebook: YellowstoneNPS Flickr: YellowstoneNPS Twitter: @YellowstoneNPS Periscope: YellowstoneNPS Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/yellowstone   Slideshare Yellowstone National Park …

Badlands National Park

Established in 1976, the Badlands Wilderness Area consists of 64,144 acres of the largest prairie wilderness in the United States. 25% of Badlands National Park is a designated wilderness area. Key Links https://www.nps.gov/badl/index.htm https://www.nps.gov/badl/faqs.htm Calendar of Events Flickr: badlandsnationalpark Twitter: @BadlandsNPS Wiki: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/badlands