Next 100 Coalition’s National Summit

The Next 100 Coalition will host a National Summit on May 4-5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada convening grassroots and national leaders to construct a strategic policy agenda that addresses attacks on access and protections of public lands, while growing the diverse partnerships necessary to promote and implement a more equitable and inclusive public lands …

What are your plans for Earth Day?

Poster: Roofdog Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. And in 2018? Let us know your plans. Hashtag: #EarthDay Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy and has officially celebrated since 1972. Earth Day …

US/ICOMOS 2017 Annual Report

Just in time for World Heritage Day, US ICOMOS has released its annual report of accomplishments in 2017. Key Links http://www.usicomos.org http://www.usicomos.org/see-what-we-accomplished-together-in-2017/ http://www.usicomos.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/USICOMOS_2017AnnualReport_Web.pdf https://twitter.com/usicomos Tweets by usicomos Excerpt: Advocacy Because of the wide range of challenges and disruptions taking place to effective heritage conservation in the US in 2017, US/ICOMOS has found it necessary to …

Wild USA

Photo: Wetlands Parks The United States has a long history of conservation. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildusa News US National Park Service Raises Fees National Park Service Floats Fee Increase National Parks and Monuments Yosemite Grand Canyon National Park Bears Ears National Monument Gold Butte State Parks Valley of Fire State Park Celebrations/Events What are your plans for …

Las Vegas

Vegas 1921 Mural Author’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, local travel. As of April 2018, I am 60% pleased with the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs (Las Vegas Land) from Planeta.com. There is room for improvement online as the features document real time changes and upgrades on the ground. Las …

C-SPAN

C-SPAN an acronym for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, is an American cable and satellite television network that was created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service. C-SPAN televises many proceedings of the United States federal government, as well as other public affairs programming. – Wikipedia Key Links https://www.c-span.org TV Networks Radio …

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Buzzwords Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The reduction in budget and staff at the EPA is one of the major changes from the Trump Administration. Key Links http://www.epa.gov @EPA Questions How aware are US citizens of the EPA? How many US citizens will contact representatives and how will they engage the politicians (or said a different …

Yosemite

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) 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 remains webcams Headlines http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article105001251.html http://www.fresnobee.com/news/nation-world/national/article104929321.html http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-yosemite-harassment-20160929-snap-story.html http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/09/us/yosemite-park-announces-largest-expansion-in-67-years.html Saturday in Yosemite: Obama says U.S. needs to preserve national …

Texas

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Birds on a Wire Texas is bordered by Mexico to the south, New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast and Louisiana to the east. Questions for locals What would you like visitors to know about Texas? Questions for visitors What books and apps do you take? …

USA States

States and capitals in the USA Alabama – Montgomery Alabama Alaska – Juneau Alaska Arizona – Phoenix Arizona Arkansas – Little Rock arkansas California – Sacramento California Colorado – Denver Connecticut – Hartford connecticut Delaware – Dover Delaware Florida – Tallahassee Florida Georgia – Atlanta Georgia Hawaii – Honolulu Hawai’i Idaho – Boise idaho Illinois …