Protecting America’s Great Outdoors and Powering Our Future
Alligators can live to be over 80 years old. 🐊 Which is why there’s an increased chance that they will in fact see you later. Photo of gator at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi courtesy of Kara R.
Tonight the moon will have the nearest approach to Earth in all of 2021 🌕 #supermoon If you stay up late and are in the western U.S., look for the total eclipse phase, where the moon appears red. More public lands ideal for watching celestial wonders:
Take the break and spend time in nature. You're important. The outdoors and public lands are waiting for you. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth
Today @SecDebHaaland designated 10 new national recreation trails, adding over 160 miles to the National Trails System! With variation in length, scenery, and difficulty, these trails join a network that offers something for everyone.
We know you've been itching for more beaver content, so without further delay, we give you North America's largest rodent doing some serious scratching and grooming at Zion National Park in Utah. Video by park ranger Avery Sloss
What Are You Waiting For? America has millions of acres of public lands, including dozens of national recreation areas, more than 400 national parks, and more than 500 national wildlife refuges. Get your vaccination, make your plan, and get outdoors!
Nature is essential to the health, well-being, and prosperity of every family and every community in America. Today, we announced our efforts to conserve at least 30% of lands and waters by 2030. #AmericaTheBeautiful
Fresh snow @YosemiteNPS is beyond beautiful. Wishing you peace, joy and time in the great outdoors this season. From all of us at Interior, Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Video courtesy Mark Bouldoukian#California
For a short time in February -- if the conditions are perfect -- Horsetail Fall@YosemiteNPS glows a brilliant orange. It's a phenomenon that happens when the sunset hits the waterfall at the perfect angle. Pic courtesy of Daniel Berson#California #Firefall
This week, @NatlParkService announced the return of a July 4th celebration with fireworks at Mount Rushmore after an 11-year absence. The stunning patriotic display will be carried out based on careful study that protects the memorial & the environment: