Great Lakes

Photo: NASA Goddard, Great Lakes The Great Lakes (French: les Grands-Lacs) are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River. They consist of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. – …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Joshua Tree National Park 2018-2019 Shutdown Joshua Tree National Park fans rally, decry impact from shutdown As Joshua Tree reopens, anger over damage to economy, environment – LA Times Desert Sun – @MyDesert Joshua Tree National Park’s Signature Trees Are Among Shutdown Victims – NYT https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/nation/2019/01/11/travesty-this-nation-people-are-destroying-joshua-trees-joshua-tree-national-park/ https://www.npr.org/2019/01/08/683365340/joshua-tree-national-park-will-close-after-visitor-damage-during-government-shut In shutdown, national parks transform into Wild …

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension / Clark County Lifelong Learning Center

Photo University of Nevada Cooperative Extension / Clark County Lifelong Learning Center 8050 Paradise Road Staff deliver deliver non-degree, educational programs in these areas: Agriculture Children, Youth and Families Community Development Health and Nutrition Horticulture Natural Resources Key Links unce.unr.edu unce.unr.edu/counties/clark Grow Your Own Facebook Nevada Naturalist Program To become a Nevada Naturalist, participants complete …

Forgotten Voices, Natural Resources Committee

Poster Forgotten Voices The Department of the Interior received more than 2.8 million public comments on its decision illegally shrinking Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. An overwhelming majority rejected any changes – but the Trump administration went ahead anyway. The Natural Resources Committee – naturalresources.house.gov – held a full Committee hearing …

Green New Deal

Buzzwords Green New Deal = a proposed economic stimulus program in the United States that aims to address both economic inequality and climate change Key Links Resolution 109 Recommended Listening Thursday, March 14, 2019 – What’s in the Green New Deal for Native nations? Videos Headlines How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is being built …

Idaho

Photo: Snake River Canyon Idaho is bordered by Washington and Oregon are to the west, Nevada and Utah are to the south, and Montana and Wyoming are to the east. Idaho also shares a short border with the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north. The largest city is Boise. Parks Morely Nelson Snake …

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 locals like visitors to know about Texas? Questions for visitors What are your favorite apps and guidebooks? …

Washington, DC

Photo: Web Workshop Washington, D.C., or the District of Columbia, is the capital of the United States of America. The city was specifically designed for the federal government and is not part of any state. City Parks Officially established in 1965, National Mall and Memorial Parks contains some of the oldest protected park lands in …

Wyoming

Photo: Alex Weimar, Devil’s Tower National Monument Wyoming is bordered on the north by Montana, on the east by South Dakota and Nebraska, on the south by Colorado, on the southwest by Utah and on the west by Idaho. Parks Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Planeta.com Wyoming Links USA USA States

Wisconsin

Photo: Courtney Celley/USFWS Midwest, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Wisconsin borders two of the five Great Lakes and four states (Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota). Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Wisconsin? Food Known as ‘America’s Dairyland,’ Wisconsin is famous for cheese. The state’s Swiss and German migrants brought recipes for all sorts …