Our public lands give some of the most spectacular views, like this one of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Now’s your chance to give America’s public lands something in return. This Saturday, join volunteers of all ages by lending a helping hand to spruce up public lands. Find events in your area: www.publiclandsday.org
Photo by Christina Adele Warburg (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded President Obama for his action to designate the largest marine reserve in the world to protect the pristine waters from commercial resource extraction including commercial fishing.
The proclamation expands the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, one of the most intact, ecologically sound marine environments in the world, to six times its current size, resulting in 370,000 square nautical miles (490,000 square miles) around these islands and atolls in the south-central Pacific Ocean.
To learn more, click here: http://on.doi.gov/Yba0JF
Top photo: Jim Maragos - USFWS
Bottom photo: Erik Oberg/Island Conservation
Franz Marc | Little Yellow Horses | 1912
Over and over.
Whole lots of things going on this week involving climate change, including rallies, marches, and meetings at the United Nations. An overview of the science of the climate system.
Happy 108th to America’s first National Monument, Devils Tower National Monument! On this day in 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt used the Antiquities Act to create the monument.
Photo: C. Velasco
Happy first day of fall! This is the perfect time to visit many of America’s amazing public lands and see fall colors. For a list of fall color travel ideas, click here.
Photo from Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Charles Wickham.