Part of the Solution – IDA Colorado

Part of the Solution – IDA Colorado Guest: Ryan Parker, IDA Colorado Chapter Chair In our first ever “video spotlight” we’re excited to introduce Ryan Parker, IDA Colorado Chapter Chair. In this brief interview Ryan talks about what being a steward of the night means to him, why Mr. Roger’s is one of his heroes, and…

Birds Need Darkness Too

Birds Need Darkness Too Guest: Cooper Farr Director of ConservationTracy Aviary Download a high quality pdf of the article here Picture a Western Tanager – a bright and colorful male tanager with a tropical yellow belly and bright red face. He’s making the long journey from his wintering grounds in Mexico to where he spends…

Introducing the Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperative

Ashley Pipkin, Natural Sounds and Night Skies Coordinator for the National Park Service’s Pacific West Region & Coordinator for the Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperative Download a high quality pdf of this article here “People across the Basin and Range are becoming more and more aware of the amazing night skies that surrounds them….

The Great Basin Observatory

Aviva O’Neil, Great Basin National Park Foundation Executive Assistant & Great Basin Observatory Reach for the Stars Coordinator Download a high quality pdf of this article here “We have six organizations differing in size, location, and mission, but working together, united by a commitment to teach, learn, and discover. We cherish our shared privilege to…

The Every Kid Outdoors Initiative

Rose Smith, Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation Download a high quality pdf of this article here “The Office of Outdoor Recreation has been extremely impactful in developing recreation infrastructure around the state. The Every Kid Outdoors Initiative will help get our kids using the new infrastructure as well as our public lands.” – Tom Adams,…

IDA Chapters & Networking

Bettymaya FoottDirector of EngagementInternational Dark Sky Association Download a high quality pdf of this article here “Our goals are to advocate for the protection of the night sky, educate the public and policymakers about night sky conservation, promote environmentally responsible outdoor lighting, and empower the public with the tools and resources to help bring back…

Our Ancient Ties to the Night Sky

Crystal WhiteSpecial Projects Coordinator, Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks Download a high quality pdf of this article by clicking here “I grew up looking at a dark night sky. I cannot imagine living on this Earth without a view of the night sky. I want to do everything I can to make sure that…