Field Site Profiles

The deep canyon of the Snake River, with its crags and crevices and thermal updrafts, is home to the greatest concentration of nesting birds of prey in North America – and perhaps, the world. The BLM’s mission at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) is to preserve this remarkable wildlife habitat, while providing for other compatible uses of the land. Some 800 pairs of ...
The purpose of Keweenaw National Historical Park is, in partnership with public and private entities, to preserve the nationally significant historical and cultural sites, structures, and districts of the Keweenaw Peninsula and interpret the historical, geological, archeological, cultural, technological, and corporate forces that relate the story of copper on the Keweenaw Peninsula. The partnership-based Interpretation & Education program at Keweenaw NHP includes community outreach efforts and programming, place-based field trips at ...
The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument was designated for its outstanding natural resources including geology, wildlife, and ecological diversity and cultural resources. The Rio Grande runs north to south through a basalt gorge, surrounded by ancient shield volcano cones that rise from the Taos Plateau. The Hands on the Land (HOL) program for the Taos Field Office (TFO) will provide education and opportunities for shared conservation with students and ...
Las Placitas and the nearby Sandia Mountains have been occupied by human beings for thousands of years. The area was settled by 1767, when Governor Pedro Fermin de Medinueta made the land grant known as La Merced de San Antonio de las Huertas. The area is called "Las Placitas" because it contains several villages, also known as "plazas". Decendants of the stockmen and farmers who first settled the grant still ...
Fort Larned preserves, protects, and interprets the original structures and landscape of Fort Larned, as well as remains of the Santa Fe Trail while making these resources available for the experience, enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of visitors. The park hopes to provide better interpretation and education around the threatened landscape of the mixed-grass prairies of the Great Plains, geology as it influenced placement and construction of the fort, and 19th ...
The mission of the Mammoth Cave National Park Environmental Education office is to help people understand the interchange between the surface and underground ecosystem and the connection between people who visit the park and the rest of the world. The Environmental Education program provides educational opportunities to the youth of the local Kentucky region as well as students from all over the United States who visit with their ...
For seven weeks each fall, CSNM is host to the "Fall in the Field" (FitF) program. FitF provides area students an opportunity to learn science in their backyard national monument. FitF is designed and delivered by Southern Oregon University graduate program in Environmental Education's students. FitF is their capstone program, culminating more than 12 months of coursework and preparation. Through an assistance agreement with the BLM, each graduate student cohort designs ...
Humans have called Brown’s Park home for thousands of years. Native Americans, explorers, mountain men, the “Queen of the Cattle Barons”, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, prospectors, and countless other men and women have studied and worked its lands for livelihood and survival. John Jarvie may have been the most significant figure to call Brown’s Park home. Jarvie came to Brown’s Park in the 1880’s because he saw an opportunity ...
Cattle Point is a twenty-seven acre coastal prarie and dune landscape with a small lighthouse, on the southern end of San Juan Island. This point of land is adjacent to several expanses of state and national park land, and along a Scenic Byway. It is one of the landscapes that make up the San Juan Islands National Monument. The mission of the monument is to “preserve the objects of scientific and ...
The Siuslaw National Forest is expanding focus on education outreach and connecting to local and distant schools and youth organizations in Oregon. The Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is a unique site for providing outdoor education opportunities. On-site resources include old growth temperate rainforest, a marine reserve with diverse intertidal biology, wilderness watersheds, threatened species, Native American tribal history, and a story of marine and terrestrial restoration and conservation efforts ...
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is diverse in habitats and activities within the 12 different ecological zones, providing an optimal opportunity for outdoor engagement. The park is also home to a self-sustaining population of gopher tortoises, a species of concern in Florida. In 1893, Chicago attorney Hugh Taylor Birch came to South Florida in search of a secluded area for his home. He settled in the small ...
Blacks Creek Reservoir and the surrounding 600 acres of public and private land is now an oasis of water called the Blacks Creek Bird Reserve (BCBR). It provides high-quality wildlife habitat, an excellent outdoor learning classroom for numerous educational opportunities and recreation in the desert a short 10 miles southwest of Boise, Idaho. This water feature in a sagebrush steppe environment is unique and an attraction for a variety of ...
Sagamore Hill's goal is to expand its Natural Resource educational offerings and citizen science opportunities. The past four years we have collaborated with Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network to conduct horseshoe crab surveys. We've also placed bat acoustic equipment the past two years and learned we have Northern Long eared bats inhabiting Sagamore Hill. Another area we're looking to expand is with the NPS Night Sky program. This past September ...
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources. In the United States the connection between people and the land is becoming increasingly tenuous. Even in rural settings, children lead progressively more urban ...
The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is one of our nation's most treasured marine areas. The sanctuary exists to provide protection to this nationally significant area and ensure that future generations are able to use and enjoy it. That means that NOAA manages the sanctuary to both conserve its resources and encourage uses that are compatible with conservation. NOAA also seeks to provide comprehensive and coordinated Sanctuary management in a ...
The program is to enhance youth’s understanding and appreciation of their marine environment, as well as seeing the connection between the land and ocean. The program will help students better understand the importance of coral reefs, human impacts and ways to protect and preserve our natural resources for future generations. Taiala Ole Sami will motivate, encourage and challenge the youth to be stewards of the environment by taking care of ...
Our Vision: "Thurston Prairies" is a communications partnership focused on informing and involving the public in the importance of South Puget Sound Prairies. Our mission is to develop and implement a prairie communications campaign (with input and support from diverse partners) that instills the values of South Sound Prairies and associated working lands.
The Long-Billed Curlew The charismatic Long-billed Curlew, the largest shorebird in North America, breeds in grasslands of the Great Plains and the Great Basin. The bird is easily identified by its large size, buffy, brown color, and extremely long, down-curved bill. Both the male and female incubate eggs and defend their nest aggressively. The female incubates 3-4 eggs during the day while the male fends off predators. After patrolling, males ...
Presquile NWR is a 1329-acre island located in the James River near Chester, Virginia. The varied habitats of forested wetlands, tidal marsh, and uplands offer excellent environments for a variety of native flora and fauna. Established primarily for waterfowl (American black ducks, wood ducks, and mallards) in the 1950's, this unique site has developed to provide protected breeding habitat for state-listed threatened and endangered species, as well as nontropical migrant ...
The goal of Chicago Park District’s involvement in the Mighty Acorns program is to give schools an opportunity to connect their students with the local environment by utilizing a curriculum that meets required learning standards and offers ongoing stewardship opportunities with a public landowner. The Mighty Acorns program also introduces students to the need for conservation action regarding local environment issues. In this case, the focal point of the local ...
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