Arches National Park

Photo: Neal Herbert/NPS, Broken Arch Spotlight on Arches National Park Key Links https://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm Dark Sky Certified Flickr @ArchesNPS Tweets by ArchesNPS Google Maps goo.gl/maps/9Jrhi8BmQup4QMea7 Headlines Utah’s Arches National Park certified as International Dark Sky Park; what does that mean? Fiery Furnace nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/fiery-furnace-hike.htm News from the Park Wall Arch Collapse Headlines Crowds cause Arches National Park …

Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler Spotlight on Bears Ears National Monument Key Links https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/bears-ears-national-monument https://www.blm.gov/visit/bears-ears-national-monument Google Maps goo.gl/maps/qKwbea4ygmSMXmzVA Responsible Travel Responsible travel (read Imagine Bears Ears as a responsible tourism model) has the potential of expanding livelihoods and conserving cultural and natural heritage in rural areas. That said, communication has often been lackluster. Visitors are told to …

Utah

Photo: Zion National Park Utah is bordered by Idaho in the north, Wyoming in the north and east; by Colorado in the east; at a single point by New Mexico to the southeast (at the Four Corners Monument); by Arizona in the south; and by Nevada in the west. The State of Utah’s name comes …

Utah Links

Utah flag Linked related to Utah presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Utah Wanted All the Tourists. Then It Got Them. @sundeenmark https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2019/05/11/utahs-mighty-campaign/ https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2018/08/19/southern-utah-county/ http://www.sunews.net/article.cfm?articleID=2168 https://ecophiles.com/2017/02/25/utah-fights-national-monuments-how-you-can-help http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/4798906-155/op-ed-time-for-outdoor-retailers-to Conservation groups slam Utah Public Lands Initiative http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-utah-zion-curtain-20161111-story.html http://www.hcn.org/articles/state-of-hypocrisy-how-utah-votes-against-national-parks-but-reaps-their-economic-rewards Utah’s Red Cliffs area a wonderland for outdoors enthusiasts https://suwa.org/suwa-statement-designation-bears-ears-national-monument/ Headlines: Irresponsible Tourism http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/10/3436507/cliven-bundy-atv-ride-burial-sites ‘Goblin’ topplers say they are …

Best Friends

Logo Best Friends – bestfriends.org – seeks to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by helping end the killing in America’s animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. “We believe that by working together we can Save Them All.” Key Links bestfriends.org …

Paiute

Indigenous Peoples Paiute refers to three closely related groups — the Northern Paiute of California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon; the Owens Valley Paiute of California and Nevada; and the Southern Paiute of Arizona, southeastern California and Nevada and Utah. The Northern Paiute call themselves Numa (sometimes written Numu); the Southern Paiute call themselves Nuwuv or …

2018 Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais

AAA Overview Map Late May – Early June 2018 road trip. May 26, Saturday. Henderson. Departure this morning. The hours before packing and thinking about packing. Enjoying the birdsongs and the wind on a typical blustery May morning in southern Nevada. We are barreling north by northeast on this trip heading to Grand Marais and …

Lake Powell

Nature Bingo Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona (most of it, along with Rainbow Bridge, is in Utah). It is a major vacation spot that around two million people visit every year. It is the second largest fabricated reservoir by maximum water capacity in the …

Salt Lake City

Photo: Kent Kanouse, State Capitol Salt Lake City is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the other being Reno, Nevada). Recommended Listening kuer.org @KUER Red Butte Garden https://www.redbuttegarden.org Utah’s Botanical Garden and Arboretum, a non-profit botanical garden that features 100 acres of gardens, natural area and walking paths. @redbuttegarden So …