Natural Areas Association

Logo The Natural Areas Association – naturalareas.org – is the only national, non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to the support and advancement of the community of natural areas professionals. The association envisions a world where science-based conservation is the bedrock of protecting the beauty and wonder of nature. Members work to protect and restore …

Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: We have contact Joshua Tree National Park Key Links Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNPS Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram Google Maps Recommended Listening Desert Oracle Radio hosted by Ken Layne by Ken Layne desertoracle.com Desert Oracle Radio Visitor Numbers Joshua Tree National Park had a record 2.8 million visitors in 2018. During Thanksgiving weekend …

Diné (Navajo) Links

Photo: Navajo Tours USA Links related to Diné presented in somewhat random fashion September Navajo Nation Fair https://navajopeople.org/blog/navajo-nation-fair-history Headlines Living Planet: Navajos uranium legacy FInding Nemo in Navajo Navajos buy back artifacts at Paris auction Climate-change-turning-sacred-land-against-Navajo navajo-four-sacred-colors Officials: Trust settlement is step toward ‘wrongs being corrected’ – @navajotimes 10 Things You Need to Know about …

Wild USA Links

Photo: Wetlands Park Links related to Wild USA presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines These US national parks are closed because of coronavirus – @jenrosesmithvt America’s most popular national park is … – CNN The great dismantling of America’s national parks is under way Trump aims to weaken prime environmental law – Politico ‘The Silenced’: …

Endangered Species Act

Buzzwords Proposed rule (download): “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) propose to revise portions of our regulations that implement section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The proposed revisions to the regulations clarify, interpret, and implement portions of the Act concerning the …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Natural Vista (2020) Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 11, 2016. Blue Highway travel meets a kaleidoscope of colors. Hashtags: #7magicmountains #UgoRondinone #JeanDryLake Key Links sevenmagicmountains.com Facebook @nevadaart …

Major League Baseball (MLB)

Logo Spotlight on Major League Baseball Key Links mlb.com Postseason Facebook Live Games @mlb 2020 How the internet helped crack the Astros’ sign-stealing case – ESPN Winter Meetings http://www.milb.com/milb/events/wintermeetings.jsp @wintermeetings 2019 attendance Elsewhere on the Web MLB Pipeline Twitter Tweets by MLB Wikipedia 2019 Major League Baseball season Planeta.com Baseball Baseball Links All-Star Game USA

Albuquerque = Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil

Photo: John Fowler, Watermelon Mountain Albuquerque (Diné: Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil) is New Mexico’s most populous city and is located at the base of the Sandia Mountains along the banks of the Rio Grande. Google Maps Favorite Places Frontier Restaurant, an Albuquerque tradition located across from the University of New Mexico, serving great breakfasts, burritos, burgers, roasted …

Davis, California

Photo: Oaxaca Mural, Davis Community Media Davis is a vibrant community located between San Francisco and Sacramento. Davis grew into a Southern Pacific Railroad depot built in 1868. It was then known as “Davisville”, named after Jerome C. Davis, a prominent local farmer. However, the post office at Davisville shortened the town name to “Davis” …