Las Vegas

Vegas 1921 Mural Publisher’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, Indigenous, local travel that doesn’t skip on the eating, drinking, gaming and entertaining fit for one of the world’s most storied cities. In terms of this page and links below, as of August 2018,  the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs (Las …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mountain-Prairie Region

Elsewhere on the Web For Follow Friday, I heartily recommend the tweets and photos from the Mountain-Prairie Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Key Links https://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie https://www.facebook.com/USFWSMountainPrairie https://www.youtube.com/usfws https://twitter.com/USFWSmtnprairie Twitter Profile Follow us for info & updates about the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in UT, CO, KS, NE, WY, MT, ND, …

Find something new

Poster The US National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act. Each year the park service, friends and fans celebrate this anniversary. 2018 marks the 102nd anniversary, prompting this year’s slogan: find something new for 102. Find a park near you or special events …

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 …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Nogales We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. The ten border states — Arizona, Baja California, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, New Mexico, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Texas — together exercise an economy that ranks third in the world for size. (double checking) Updating Planeta’s guides to borderland jewels …

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 …

Diné (Navajo) Links

Photo: Navajo Tours USA Photo Links related to Diné presented in somewhat random fashion Events August 6-12 Diné Bikéyah Yikáá’ Hólóonii Baa Ákohwiindzin (Indigenous Peoples Week 2018); hashtag: #ipw8 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 …

Interstate 35

Signage Wikipedia: Interstate 35 (I-35) is a major Interstate Highway in the central United States. As with most interstates that end in a five, it is a major cross-country, north-south route stretching from Laredo, Texas, at the Mexican-American border to Duluth, Minnesota,. The highway splits into Interstate 35E—at Dallas and at Saint Paul, Minnesota—and Interstate …

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 …