Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2021

Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2021

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

– T.S. Eliot

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Springfield, Virginia.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2021/03/28/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-march-april-2021/

 

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***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned an email, ask nicely, and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps

***  12 of the Most Charming Fairy-Tale Towns in Germany

***  How to Plan a Backpacking Trip

***  I may not be cut out for ice fishing. Or ice drinking.

***  These 6 scenic Midwest road trips are perfect for families

***  Why You Should Embrace Layovers

***  10 of the Most Unusual Beauty Pageants Around the World

***  Canceled pandemic flights led to travel vouchers. Here’s how to use them.

***  16 Incredible Caves Around the World to Explore

***  Expect The Unexpected By Packing These 5 Things

***  10 Appalachian Trail Tips for Women

***  Think Spontaneous Travel Is Dead? You’re Wrong

***  10 Best Backpacking Stoves of 2021

***  CALIFORNIA PORT NAMED FIRST U.S. WHALE HERITAGE SITE

***  Spike in Birdwatching is a Conservation Boon

***  5 Essential Tips for Planning a Camping Trip

***  How Well Do You Know Your Japanese Arts and Crafts?

***  Mt Whitney Hike in a Day

***  5 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME BACKPACKERS

***  Soak in spring at these four outdoor destinations

***  Bolivia’s little-known tribal kingdom

***  9 Things You Never Knew About Yellowstone National Park

***  10 Underrated Caribbean Gems

***  11 travel resolutions for when we can go on adventures again

***  11 Stunning Photos of Zanzibar’s Beaches and Architecture

***  Ireland Travel Guide

***  6 Reef-Safe Sunscreens to Try at the Beach

***  What Are Points Really Worth?

***  The aurora borealis skipped this Alaska photography class. But some swinging light cords saved the night.

***  Rail Trail of the Month

March 2021 Rail Trail of the Month – Florida’s Spring to Spring Trail

February 2021 Rail Trail of the Month – Idaho’s Portneuf Greenway

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Paid Conservation Research Internship, Summer 2021 – Louisiana Pine Snake, Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN

2.)  Adopt-A-Trail Program, Plumas and Tahoe National Forests, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, Quincy, CA

3.)  U.S. Communications Intern, Oceana, Inc., Washington, DC

4.)  Digital Communications Intern, Oceana, Inc., Remote Location, Europe

5.)  2021 Rafting Program Volunteer Announcement, Environmental Traveling Companions, San Francisco, CA

6.)  Parks & Recreation Volunteers, Department of Parks & Recreation, Town of Oro Valley, Oro Valley, AZ

 

*** Travel/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Social Media Specialist, KLIM, Teton Outfitters, LLC, Rigby, ID

2.)  Alaska Communications & Public Engagement Director, Trout Unlimited, Remote, Alaska

3.)  Director of Development, The JMT Wilderness Conservancy, Menlo Park, California

4.)  Content Marketing Coordinator, Adventure Aquarium, Herschend Family Entertainment, Camden, New Jersey

5.)  SEA KAYAK GUIDE (Must be licensed guide from the state of Maine), Portland Paddle, Portland, Maine

6.)  Outdoor Recreation and Wildlife Technician, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Fairbanks, AK

7.)  Youth Crew Leader, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, Quincy, CA

8.)  Overnight Camp (Full Time – Seasonal), Avid4 Adventure, Bailey, CO

9.)  Retail Buyer – Merchandise Manager, Neptune Mountaineering, Boulder, CO

10.)  Communications Director, WildEarth Guardians, Santa Fe, New Mexico

11.)  Director of Science, Save the Redwoods League, San Francisco, California

12.)  Communications Officer, New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), Stonington, CT

13.)  AmeriCorps STEM Education Ambassadors (SEA) (15 positions – schools throughout New London County in Connecticut); Building Brighter Futures Through Ocean Adventure Education, New London, CT / New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), Stonington, CT

14.)  Outdoor Educator, Camp Chewonki, Chewonki Foundation, Wiscasset, Maine

15.)  Marketing and Events Coordinator, Summit Sales NW, Seattle, WA

16.)  Sea Kayak Program Associate, Environmental Traveling Companions, San Francisco, CA

17.)  Weed Control Crew Leader, Landganics, Driggs, Idaho

18.)  Natural Resource Steward Program Coordinator, Student Conservation Association, Albany, NY

19.)  PARK SERVICES SPECIALIST, St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Department of Environmental Protection, State of Florida, FELLSMERE, FL

20.)  Field School Operations Coordinator, Wildlife Leadership Academy, Lock Haven, PA

21.)  After-School Adventure and Outdoor Staff, Bretton Woods Youth Leadership Academy (BWYLA), Bretton Woods Rec, Germantown, MD

22.)  Communications Director Oceana in Mexico, Oceana, Inc., Mexico

23.)  Communications Specialist, Leelanau Conservancy, Leland, Michigan

24.)  Communications Consultant, Forest Health and Resiliency, Department of Natural Resources, Washington State, Olympia, Washington

25.)  Sales Manager, Pau Hana Surf Supply, LLC, Los Angeles, CA

26.)  Oyster Shell Recycling Assistant, Galveston Bay Foundation, Kemah, Texas

27.)  Rafting, Kayaking, SUP, Rock Climbing Guides and Support/Sales Staff, New Mexico River Adventures, Taos, NM

28.)  Communications Director, WildEarth Guardians, Santa Fe, NM

29.)  Senior Communications & Media Relations Manager, Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, MO

30.)  Conservation Communications and Marketing Manager, Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, MO

31.)  Social Media Manager, Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, MO

32.)  Animal Keeper – Alaska, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Portage, Alaska

33.)  Mountain Classroom Teacher/Instructor, Proctor Academy, Andover, New Hampshire, Andover, New Hampshire

34.)  Marbled Murrelet Surveyor / field biologists – Western Oregon, full-time seasonal, Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc., Multiple Locations, Western Oregon

35.)  Communications Manager, Beaver Creek Resort Avon, Colorado

36.)  Ecology Instructor, Kestrel Educational Adventures, Beverly, Mass.

37.)  Digital Communications Campaigner, Australian Marine Conservation Society, Brisbane & Gold Coast, Australia

38.)  Communications Specialist, Piedmont Environmental Council, Warrenton, VA

39.)  Communications Intern, Great Outdoors Colorado, Denver, Colorado

40.)  Waterpark Supervisor, Kalahari Resorts – Round Rock, TX

41.)  Campaign and Advocacy Fellowship, Environmental League of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.

42.)  Director of Marketing and Communications, Pacific Crest Trail Association, Sacramento, CA

 

43.)  Program Assistant and Outreach Specialist – Tahoe Resource Conservation District, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership, South Lake Tahoe, CA

44.)  Branch Chief (Wild Horses and Burros), Bureau of Land Management, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Reno, NV

45.)  Wilderness Excursions Supervisor, Christodora, Florida, Massachusetts

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

None.

 

***  12 of the Most Charming Fairy-Tale Towns in Germany

By James March

https://www.fodors.com/world/europe/germany/experiences/news/12-of-the-most-charming-fairy-tale-towns-in-germany

 

***  How to Plan a Backpacking Trip

https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpack-planning.html

 

***  I may not be cut out for ice fishing. Or ice drinking.

Two days inside the gong show that is the massive ice fishing derby on Lake Winnipesaukee

By Billy Baker

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/02/19/metro/i-may-not-be-cut-out-ice-fishing-or-ice-drinking/

 

***  These 6 scenic Midwest road trips are perfect for families

By Cortney Fries

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2021/03/03/dream-road-trip-midwest-wisconsin-indiana-missouri-ohio-illinois-michigan/6873220002/

 

***  Why You Should Embrace Layovers

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/why-you-should-embrace-layovers/XvHyVpKgiwAG5av8

 

***  10 of the Most Unusual Beauty Pageants Around the World

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-of-the-most-unusual-beauty-pageants-around-the-world

 

***  Canceled pandemic flights led to travel vouchers. Here’s how to use them.

Airlines have different policies on credits they’ve issued due to covid-19 — and it’s up to travelers to stay on top of the details

By Hannah Sampson

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2021/02/26/cancel-flights-travel-voucher-covid/

 

***  16 Incredible Caves Around the World to Explore

By Lorraine Allen

https://www.traveltrivia.com/incredible-caves-around-the-world-to-explore/X_zLK66riAAGjnqB

 

***  Expect The Unexpected By Packing These 5 Things

By Julia Hammond

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/expect-the-unexpected-by-packing-these-5-things/Xxn4D9ugygAGS2gz

 

***  10 Appalachian Trail Tips for Women

By Heather Daya Rideout

https://sectionhiker.com/10-appalachian-trail-tips-women/

 

***  Think Spontaneous Travel Is Dead? You’re Wrong

By Vivian Chung

https://www.fodors.com/news/news/think-spontaneous-travel-is-dead-youre-wrong

 

***  10 Best Backpacking Stoves of 2021

https://sectionhiker.com/sectionhiker-gear-guide/10-best-backpacking-stoves/

 

***  CALIFORNIA PORT NAMED FIRST U.S. WHALE HERITAGE SITE

By MARY FORGIONE

https://www.latimes.com/travel/story/2021-01-27/socal-spot-snags-whale-heritage-site-status-the-first-in-the-u-s

 

***  Welcome to Polebridge: One of America’s Last Frontiers

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20210215-welcome-to-polebridge-one-of-the-us-last-frontiers

 

***  Spike in Birdwatching is a Conservation Boon

The challenge now is to sustain this interest and turn it into political action.

By FIONA CUNDY, RANDY HESTER, AND MARCIA MCNALLY

https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/magazine/entry/spike-in-birdwatching-is-a-conservation-boon

 

***  5 Essential Tips for Planning a Camping Trip

By Lee Ridley

https://www.traveltrivia.com/essential-tips-for-planning-a-camping-trip/Xynn9Ij3zgAHXdnK

 

***  How Well Do You Know Your Japanese Arts and Crafts?

By Bailey Berg

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/how-well-do-you-know-your-japanese-arts-and-crafts/YD1Gri-BWwAGfco3

 

***  Mt Whitney Hike in a Day

https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/hikes-around-mt-whitney/mt-whitney-hike/

 

***  5 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME BACKPACKERS

By Mikayla Koeltzow

https://tetonsports.com/adventureblog/5-tips-for-first-time-backpackers/

 

***  Soak in spring at these four outdoor destinations

By Rachel Schnalzer

https://www.latimes.com/travel/newsletter/2021-03-11/spring-activities-botanic-garden-santa-barbara-hiking-escapes

 

***  Bolivia’s little-known tribal kingdom

For hundreds of years, the tiny Kingdom of the Afro-Bolivians lay hidden from the outside world.

By Jordi Busqué

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20210310-bolivias-little-known-tribal-kingdom

 

***  9 Things You Never Knew About Yellowstone National Park

https://www.traveltrivia.com/10-things-you-never-knew-about-yellowstone-national-park/XqgZkXU1XQAGkiu3

 

***  10 Underrated Caribbean Gems

By Digna Joseph

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/underrated-caribbean-gems/YCMUCEa2nQAHLHnP

 

***  11 travel resolutions for when we can go on adventures again

Pro travelers shared their resolutions and goals for 2021

By Natalie B. Compton

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/travel-resolutions-2021/

 

***  11 Stunning Photos of Zanzibar’s Beaches and Architecture

A new book from Assouline celebrates the Tanzanian archipelago.

BY MEGAN SPURRELL

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/stunning-photos-of-zanzibars-beaches-and-architecture

 

***  Ireland Travel Guide

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destination/ireland

 

***  6 Reef-Safe Sunscreens to Try at the Beach

By Bailey Berg

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/reef-safe-sunscreen/YC2Os0a2nQAHLH7e

 

***  What Are Points Really Worth?

By Alex Miller

https://upgradedpoints.com/points-and-miles-valuations/

 

***  The aurora borealis skipped this Alaska photography class. But some swinging light cords saved the night.

By Bailey Berg

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/northern-lights-alaska-photography-how/2021/02/26/1fa7fc46-7624-11eb-948d-19472e683521_story.html

 

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

March 2021 Rail Trail of the Month

Florida’s Spring to Spring Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2021/march/16/florida-s-spring-to-spring-trail/

 

February 2021 Rail Trail of the Month

Idaho’s Portneuf Greenway

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2021/february/11/idaho-s-portneuf-greenway/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Paid Conservation Research Internship, Summer 2021 – Louisiana Pine Snake, Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN

https://www.aza.org/jobs?job=22595

 

2.)  Adopt-A-Trail Program, Plumas and Tahoe National Forests, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, Quincy, CA

https://sierratrails.org/adopt-a-trail/

 

3.)  U.S. Communications Intern, Oceana, Inc., Washington, DC

https://oceana.org/employment-opportunities/us-communications-intern-5

 

4.)  Digital Communications Intern, Oceana, Inc., Remote Location, Europe

https://oceana.org/employment-opportunities/digital-communications-intern

 

5.)  2021 Rafting Program Volunteer Announcement, Environmental Traveling Companions, San Francisco, CA

https://etctrips.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-River-Program-Volunteer-annoucement-_0-1.pdf

 

6.)  Parks & Recreation Volunteers, Department of Parks & Recreation, Town of Oro Valley, Oro Valley, AZ

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/orovalley/jobs/2821656/parks-recreation-volunteers

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Social Media Specialist, KLIM, Teton Outfitters, LLC, Rigby, ID

https://www.klim.com/careers

 

2.)  Alaska Communications & Public Engagement Director, Trout Unlimited, Remote, Alaska

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-alaska-communications–public-engagement-director-remote-alaska/3933757717

 

3.)  Director of Development, The JMT Wilderness Conservancy, Menlo Park, California

https://greenjobs.greenjobsearch.org/jobs/director-of-development-4/

 

4.)  Content Marketing Coordinator, Adventure Aquarium, Herschend Family Entertainment, Camden, New Jersey

https://hfecorp-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=15455

 

5.)  SEA KAYAK GUIDE (Must be licensed guide from the state of Maine), Portland Paddle, Portland, Maine

https://portlandpaddle.net/blog/join-our-team/#kayakguide=

 

6.)  Outdoor Recreation and Wildlife Technician, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Fairbanks, AK

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-outdoor-recreation-and-wildlife-technician-fairbanks-alaska/2560385206

 

7.)  Youth Crew Leader, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, Quincy, CA

https://sierratrails.org/student-trail-crew/

 

8.)  Overnight Camp (Full Time – Seasonal), Avid4 Adventure, Bailey, CO

https://avid.workbrightats.com/jobs/529388.html

 

9.)  Retail Buyer – Merchandise Manager, Neptune Mountaineering, Boulder, CO

https://neptunemountaineering.com/pages/merchandise-manager

 

10.)  Communications Director, WildEarth Guardians, Santa Fe, New Mexico

https://goodfulltime.jobs/jobs-near-me/communications-director-santa-fe-new-mexico/234091427-2/

 

11.)  Director of Science, Save the Redwoods League, San Francisco, California

https://greenjobs.greenjobsearch.org/jobs/director-of-science/

 

12.)  Communications Officer, New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), Stonington, CT

https://nessf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/COMMUNICATIONS-OFFICER.pdf

 

13.)  AmeriCorps STEM Education Ambassadors (SEA) (15 positions – schools throughout New London County in Connecticut); Building Brighter Futures Through Ocean Adventure Education, New London, CT  / New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS), Stonington, CT

https://nessf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-AC-position-description-Final.pdf

 

14.)  Outdoor Educator, Camp Chewonki, Chewonki Foundation, Wiscasset, Maine

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-outdoor-educator-wiscasset-maine/3095320272

 

15.)  Marketing and Events Coordinator, Summit Sales NW, Seattle, WA

https://www.outdoorindustryjobs.com/JobDetail/GetJobDetail?jobID=12162

 

16.)  Sea Kayak Program Associate, Environmental Traveling Companions, San Francisco, CA

https://etctrips.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SK-Program-Associate.pdf

 

17.)  Weed Control Crew Leader, Landganics, Driggs, Idaho

https://www.landganics.com/junior-crew-leader

 

18.)  Natural Resource Steward Program Coordinator, Student Conservation Association, Albany, NY

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=22237

 

19.)  PARK SERVICES SPECIALIST, St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Department of Environmental Protection, State of Florida, FELLSMERE, FL

https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/FELLSMERE-PARK-SERVICES-SPECIALIST-37020586-1-FL-32948/710629200/?feedId=216000

 

20.)  Field School Operations Coordinator, Wildlife Leadership Academy, Lock Haven, PA

https://wildlifeleadershipacademy.org/fs-operations-coordinator/

 

21.)  After-School Adventure and Outdoor Staff, Bretton Woods Youth Leadership Academy (BWYLA), Bretton Woods Rec, Germantown, MD

https://careercactus.com/jobs/after-school-adventure-and-outdoor-staff_8e214d1a496af709_0_0

 

22.)  Communications Director Oceana in Mexico, Oceana, Inc., Mexico

https://oceana.org/employment-opportunities/communications-director-oceana-mexico

 

23.)  Communications Specialist, Leelanau Conservancy, Leland, Michigan

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-communications-specialist-leland-michigan/3332271889

 

24.)  Communications Consultant, Forest Health and Resiliency, Department of Natural Resources, Washington State, Olympia, Washington

https://jobs.prnewsonline.com/job/communications-consultant-forest-health-and-resiliency/55752305/

 

25.)  Sales Manager, Pau Hana Surf Supply, LLC, Los Angeles, CA

https://www.outdoorindustryjobs.com/CompanyProfile/9543

 

26.)  Oyster Shell Recycling Assistant, Galveston Bay Foundation, Kemah, Texas

https://galvbay.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Job-Announcement_Shell-Recycling-Assistant_2021.pdf

 

27.)  Rafting, Kayaking, SUP, Rock Climbing Guides and Support/Sales Staff, New Mexico River Adventures, Taos, NM

https://www.newmexicoriveradventures.com/join-the-new-mexico-river-adventures-team/

 

28.)  Communications Director, WildEarth Guardians, Santa Fe, NM

https://wildearthguardians.org/about-us/careers/

 

29.)  Senior Communications & Media Relations Manager, Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, MO

https://basspro.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Springfield-MO-Bass-Pro-Shops-Base-Camp/Senior-Communications-Manager_R088110

 

30.)  Conservation Communications and Marketing Manager, Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, MO

https://basspro.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Springfield-MO-Bass-Pro-Shops-Base-Camp/Conservation-Communications-and-Marketing-Manager_R094040

 

31.)  Social Media Manager, Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, MO

https://basspro.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Springfield-MO-Bass-Pro-Shops-Base-Camp/Social-Media-Manager-Brand-Strategy_R101464

 

32.)  Animal Keeper – Alaska, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Portage, Alaska

https://www.alaskawildlife.org/jobs/

 

33.)  Mountain Classroom Teacher/Instructor, Proctor Academy, Andover, New Hampshire, Andover, New Hampshire

https://careers.nais.org/jobs/14347071/mountain-classroom-teacher-instructor

 

34.)  Marbled Murrelet Surveyor / field biologists – Western Oregon, full-time seasonal, Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc., Multiple Locations, Western Oregon

https://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com/index.php?id=employment#cbp=https://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com/theme/Turnstone/employment/viewjob.php?jid=18

 

35.)  Communications Manager, Beaver Creek Resort Avon, Colorado

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/communications-manager-in-avon-eagle-county-colorado-us/

 

36.)  Ecology Instructor, Kestrel Educational Adventures, Beverly, Mass.

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-ecology-instructor-beverly-massachusetts/142432119

 

37.)  Digital Communications Campaigner, Australian Marine Conservation Society, Brisbane & Gold Coast, Australia

https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/members/amcs/digital-communications-campaigner/

 

38.)  Communications Specialist, Piedmont Environmental Council, Warrenton, VA

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/b3520fb5df3c47eabe6586c7830ff3c2-communications-specialist-piedmont-environmental-council-warrenton

 

39.)  Communications Intern, Great Outdoors Colorado, Denver, Colorado

https://jobs.prnewsonline.com/job/communications-intern/56241985/

 

40.)  Waterpark Supervisor, Kalahari Resorts – Round Rock, TX

https://bit.ly/395zZJY

 

41.)  Campaign and Advocacy Fellowship, Environmental League of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-campaign-and-advocacy-fellowship-boston-massachusetts/1905828736

 

42.)  Director of Marketing and Communications, Pacific Crest Trail Association, Sacramento, CA

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/c2d5zr/director-of-marketing-and-communications/sacramento/ca

 

43.)  Program Assistant and Outreach Specialist – Tahoe Resource Conservation District, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership, South Lake Tahoe, CA

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-program-assistant-and-outreach-specialist—tahoe-resource-conservation-district-south-lake-tahoe-california/983223197

 

***  From Bridget Serchak:

 

44.)  Branch Chief (Wild Horses and Burros), Bureau of Land Management, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Reno, NV

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/596370800

 

45.)  Wilderness Excursions Supervisor, Christodora, Florida, Massachusetts

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-wilderness-excursions-supervisor-florida-massachusetts/2548980688

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2021

Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2021

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

 

“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.”

–  St. Augustine

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Springfield, Virginia.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2021/01/31/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-january-february-2021/

 

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“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.

***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned an email, ask nicely, and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps

***  A Winter Camping Guide for Beginners

***  Mountain Weather Forecasts for Mountains around the World (This is a cool app!)

***  What do you know about National Parks?

***  Vienna Has Its Coffee Houses, Paris Its Cafes, and Malaysia Has These

***  How to Choose and Use Sunscreen

***  THE TOP 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO EXPERIENCE IN IRELAND

***  BIRDS CANADA WINTER BIRDS PHOTO CONTEST

***  How flying will change in 2021

***  4 Under-the-Radar European Countries to Visit

***  Island Hopping In Colombia: The Best Secret Island Retreats

***  UNESCO Adds Singapore’s Hawker Culture to Its List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

***  Why Singapore’s Hawker Stalls Should Be the Next Stop on Your Travel List

***  13 U.S. Presidential Libraries You Should Visit

***  5 Charming U.S. Towns You’ve Never Heard of

***  How Travel Specialists Can Help Plan a Stress-Free Trip Next Year

***  5 Regional Foods From Around the U.S. You Might Not Have Heard Of

***   Some Of The Amazing Discoveries Being Made As Our Climate Changes

***  15 Stunning U.S. National Parks With the Fewest Visitors

***  PUBLIC LAND TYPES: WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO PROTECT THEM

***  The Most Colourful Places to Visit in Singapore

***  WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? DOLPHIN VS. PORPOISE

***  4 of the Most Otherworldly Cloud Forests on the Planet

***  21 Best Places to Go in 2021

***  These are some of the most beautiful places in the US

***  A picture a week reveals beautiful timelapse of Vermont’s changing seasons

***  THREE PERFECT DAYS in WYOMING

***  4 Bizarre Competitions Around the World

***  MINUTE ESCAPE: HEAD TO A TROPICAL PARADISE

***  7 Things You Never Knew About Your Flight

***  These Outdoor Experts Nearly Froze to Death. Now They’re Telling Us How to Stay Warm This Winter

***  10 Weird Things Banned in Other Countries

***  How to Choose a Kayak

***  How to Visit the National Parks for Free in 2021

***  How To Plan A Think Week, And Truly Get Off the Grid

***  9 Countries You Didn’t Know Still Had Monarchies

***  The Friendliest Cities in the World: 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

***  Rail Trail of the Month

January 2021 Rail Trail of the Month -Delaware’s Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

December 2020 Rail Trail of the Month – New Mexico’s Canyon Rim Trail

***  Great Springs Project will create a green corridor connecting 4 Texas springs

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Black Bear Educator Intern, Orr, MN

2.)  Sign Language Interpreting, Wilderness Inquiry, Minneapolis, MN

3.)  SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION IN BALI

4.)  Create Audio-Visual Media, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Salt Lake City, UT

5.)  PLASTIC POLLUTION MARINE CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERING, Fiji and Thailand, GVI, Boston, MA

6.)  Volunteer opportunities, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Fort Collins, CO

7.)  Volunteers,  Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, North Chatham, Mass.

8.)  TRAILHEAD TABLE AMBASSADOR, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Basalt, Colorado

 

*** Travel/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Denver Audubon, Denver, Colorado

2.)  Trail and Stewardship Crew Lead, Colorado Mountain Club, Salida, CO

3.)  Communications and Media Intern, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, Dist. Columbia

4.)  BANK SWALLOW CONSERVATION COORDINATOR – ATLANTIC REGION, Aerial Insectivore Conservation Program, Birds Canada, Port Rowan, ON, Canada, (position is remote from any Birds Canada office, but ideally, the chosen candidate will reside within the “Atlantic Bubble”)

5.)  Marketing and Communications Manager, Four Seasons, Jackson Hole, WY

6.)  Communications & Social Media Coordinator, North American Assoc for Environmental Education, Remote to Start and/or Washington, DC Office Preferred

7.)  Oregon Program Director, Northwest Outward Bound School, Redmond, OR

8.)  Executive Director, Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council, Springfield, OR

9.)  Educator, Youth & Family Partnerships Specialist, Audubon Society of Portland, Portland, OR

10.)  Hawk Migration Counter, New Jersey Audubon, Montclair, New Jersey

11.)  Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Ancestral Lands Crew (Must identify as Native American or be part of a Native American Tribe), AmeriCorps, Silver City, NM

12.)  WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT CAPTAIN, State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA

13.)  Communications and Engagement Director, Montana Environmental Information Center, Helena, MT

14.)  WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST, State of Nevada, Reno, NV

15.)  Digital Marketing Specialist, Oceana, Inc., Washington, DC

16.)  Communications Director Oceana in Mexico, Oceana, Inc., Mexico City, Mexico

17.)  Director, Digital Marketing, Oceana, Inc., Washington, DC

18.)  Wildlife Adventure – Supervisor 1, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA

19.)  Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Santa Lucia Conservancy, Carmel, CA

20.)  Albuquerque Conservation Crew member, AmeriCorps, Albuquerque, NM

21.)  Senior Vice President, Ocean Conservation, WWF, Washington, DC

22.)  Communications Manager, Arkville, Catskill Center, NY

23.)  VP of Strategic Communications and Marketing, Protect Our Winters, Boulder, Colorado

24.)  Wildlife Communications Coordinator (Customer Engagement), Division of Wildlife, STATE OF OHIO, Columbus, Ohio

25.)  Education and Interpretation Individual Placement – Shenandoah National Park, Conservation Legacy, Luray, VA

26.)  Admin & Communications Coordinator, CampCalNOW RV Park and Campground Alliance, Auburn, CA

27.)  Communications Coordinator, National Audubon Society, Fargo, ND

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

August 31-September 2, 2021, Helsinki, Finland

 

***  A Winter Camping Guide for Beginners

BY EMILY PENNINGTON

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/a-winter-camping-guide-for-beginners

 

***  Mountain Weather Forecasts for Mountains around the World (This is a cool app!)

Before starting your ascent, you might want to know what the weather will be at the top, and on the way up.

Dedicated mountain weather forecasts for more than 11300 (and growing) major summits for climbers and mountaineers, provided for up to 5 different elevations.

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/

 

***  What do you know about National Parks?

https://www.triviagenius.com/quiz/5fd79ae36be76a0008632c35

 

***  Vienna Has Its Coffee Houses, Paris Its Cafes, and Malaysia Has These

https://www.fodors.com/world/asia/malaysia/experiences/news/vienna-has-its-coffee-houses-paris-its-cafes-and-malaysia-has-these

 

***  How to Choose and Use Sunscreen

https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/sunscreen.html

 

***  THE TOP 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO EXPERIENCE IN IRELAND

https://cluballiance.aaa.com/the-extra-mile/articles/series/traveler/the-top-10-things-you-need-to-experience-in-ireland

 

***  BIRDS CANADA WINTER BIRDS PHOTO CONTEST

https://www.birdscanada.org/birds-canada-winter-birds-photo-contest/

 

***  How flying will change in 2021

By Julia Buckley

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/winter-aviation-covid-airlines/index.html

 

***  4 Under-the-Radar European Countries to Visit

https://www.traveltrivia.com/under-the-radar-european-countries-to-visit-this-year/XqgZkXU1XQAGkilm

 

***  Island Hopping In Colombia: The Best Secret Island Retreats

https://theculturetrip.com/south-america/colombia/articles/island-hopping-in-colombia-the-best-secret-island-retreats/

 

***  UNESCO Adds Singapore’s Hawker Culture to Its List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

By Lyndsey Matthews

https://www.afar.com/magazine/unesco-adds-singapore-hawker-street-food-to-cultural-heritage-list

 

***  Why Singapore’s Hawker Stalls Should Be the Next Stop on Your Travel List

By Jennifer Flowers

https://www.afar.com/magazine/why-singapores-hawker-stalls-should-be-the-next-stop-on-your-travel-list

 

***  13 U.S. Presidential Libraries You Should Visit

https://www.traveltrivia.com/presidential-libraries-you-should-visit/YAC_Ta6riAAGjnxG

 

***  5 Charming U.S. Towns You’ve Never Heard of

By Grace Austin

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/5-charming-us-towns-youve-never-heard-of/XvHyVpKgiwAG5ao-

 

***  How Travel Specialists Can Help Plan a Stress-Free Trip Next Year

More than ever, booking with an expert is the way to get where you want to go.

BY BETSY BLUMENTHAL

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-travel-specialists-can-help-plan-a-stress-free-trip-next-year

 

***  5 Regional Foods From Around the U.S. You Might Not Have Heard Of

https://www.traveltrivia.com/interesting-regional-foods-from-us/XqgZkXU1XQAGkihe

 

***   Some Of The Amazing Discoveries Being Made As Our Climate Changes

https://www.portandterminal.com/some-of-the-amazing-discoveries-being-made-as-our-climate-changes/

 

***  15 Stunning U.S. National Parks With the Fewest Visitors

https://www.traveltrivia.com/least-visited-national-parks/XqgZkXU1XQAGkiVI

 

***  PUBLIC LAND TYPES: WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO PROTECT THEM

Emma Castleberry

https://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/public-land-types-what-they-are-and-how-to-protect-them

 

***  The Most Colourful Places to Visit in Singapore

By Cassam Looch

https://theculturetrip.com/asia/singapore/articles/the-most-colourful-places-to-visit-in-singapore/

 

***  WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? DOLPHIN VS. PORPOISE

https://marinesanctuary.org/blog/whats-the-difference-dolphin-vs-porpoise/

 

***  4 of the Most Otherworldly Cloud Forests on the Planet

https://www.traveltrivia.com/4-of-the-most-otherworldly-cloud-forests-in-the-world/Xq3pKUj7WwAHakvu

 

***  21 Best Places to Go in 2021

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-places-to-go-in-2021

 

***  These are some of the most beautiful places in the US

https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/destinations/2021/01/02/post-covid-travel-beautiful-places-visit-across-us/4033596001/

 

***  A picture a week reveals beautiful timelapse of Vermont’s changing seasons

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/travel/destinations/2020/12/31/year-long-timelapse-shows-stunning-seasonal-changes-vermont/4095193001/

 

***  THREE PERFECT DAYS in WYOMING

By LAUREN VESPOLI

https://www.hemispheresmag.com/three-perfect-days-wyoming/

 

***  4 Bizarre Competitions Around the World

https://www.traveltrivia.com/bizarre-competitions-around-the-world/X9jZ5gOKpAAHwK9d

 

***  MINUTE ESCAPE: HEAD TO A TROPICAL PARADISE

CRASHING WAVES AND TURQUIOSE WATERS MAKE IT EASY TO RELAX

https://cluballiance.aaa.com/the-extra-mile/articles/series/minute-escapes/beach-minute-escape

 

***  7 Things You Never Knew About Your Flight

By Julia Hammond

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/7-things-you-never-knew-about-your-flight/X_Y58E3-lQAGSveF

 

***  These Outdoor Experts Nearly Froze to Death. Now They’re Telling Us How to Stay Warm This Winter

By Kristine Hansen

https://www.fodors.com/news/travel-tips/these-outdoor-experts-nearly-froze-to-death-now-theyre-telling-us-how-to-stay-warm-this-winter

 

***  10 Weird Things Banned in Other Countries

https://www.traveltrivia.com/10-weird-things-banned-in-other-countries/XuAF2Bvq0AAHw9Tb?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1201715830

 

***  How to Choose a Kayak

https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/kayak.html

 

***  How to Visit the National Parks for Free in 2021

https://www.afar.com/magazine/how-to-visit-the-national-parks-for-free-this-year

 

***  How To Plan A Think Week, And Truly Get Off the Grid

By Sam Cohen

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/think-week/X07BBAZ60wAHRr89

 

***  9 Countries You Didn’t Know Still Had Monarchies

https://www.traveltrivia.com/countries-that-still-have-monarchies/X24FrcC31wAHFXXQ

 

***  The Friendliest Cities in the World: 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

The experiences that stayed with you in a year when travel may have been out of reach.

BY CAITLIN MORTON AND STEFANIE WALDEK

https://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-08-14/the-2015-friendliest-and-unfriendliest-cities-in-the-world

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

 

January 2021 Rail Trail of the Month

Delaware’s Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

by Robert Annis

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2021/january/13/delaware-s-cape-henlopen-state-park-bike-loop/

 

December 2020 Rail Trail of the Month

New Mexico’s Canyon Rim Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/december/04/new-mexico-s-canyon-rim-trail/

 

***  From Paul Hart:

 

New nature project could bring 100-mile hiking trail connecting San Antonio and Austin

Great Springs Project will create a green corridor connecting 4 Texas springs

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/01/18/new-nature-project-could-bring-100-mile-hiking-trail-connecting-san-antonio-and-austin/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Black Bear Educator Intern, Orr, MN

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-black-bear-educator-intern-orr-minnesota/3281535294

 

2.)  Sign Language Interpreting, Wilderness Inquiry, Minneapolis, MN

https://www.wildernessinquiry.org/about-wilderne ss-inquiry_old/employment-volunteers/volunteer/sign-language-interpreter/

 

3.)  SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION IN BALI

https://www.volunteerhq.org/destinations/bali/turtle-conservation-in-nusa-penida/

 

4.)  Create Audio-Visual Media, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Salt Lake City, UT

https://suwa.org/act-now/volunteer/

 

5.)  PLASTIC POLLUTION MARINE CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERING, Fiji and Thailand, GVI, Boston, MA

https://www.gviusa.com/volunteer-abroad/marine-conservation/

 

6.)  Volunteer opportunities, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Fort Collins, CO

https://pwv.org/join

 

7.)  Volunteers,  Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, North Chatham, Mass.

https://www.atlanticwhiteshark.org/volunteer

 

8.)  TRAILHEAD TABLE AMBASSADOR, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Basalt, Colorado

https://www.rfov.org/individuals

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Denver Audubon, Denver, Colorado

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/communications-and-marketing-coordinator-in-denver-adams-colorado-us/

 

2.)  Trail and Stewardship Crew Lead, Colorado Mountain Club, Salida, CO

https://www.cmc.org/About/Jobs.aspx#Trail%20Stewardship%20Leader

 

3.)  Communications and Media Intern, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, Dist. Columbia

https://jobs.prnewsonline.com/jobs/view/communications-and-media-intern/55390506/

 

4.)  BANK SWALLOW CONSERVATION COORDINATOR – ATLANTIC REGION, Aerial Insectivore Conservation Program, Birds Canada, Port Rowan, ON, Canada, (position is remote from any Birds Canada office, but ideally, the chosen candidate will reside within the “Atlantic Bubble”)

https://www.birdscanada.org/bank-swallow-conservation-coordinator-atlantic-region/

 

5.)  Marketing and Communications Manager, Four Seasons, Jackson Hole, WY

https://fourseasons.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/search/job/Jackson-Hole/Marketing-and-Communications-Manager_REQ10201696

 

6.)  Communications & Social Media Coordinator, North American Assoc for Environmental Education, Remote to Start and/or Washington, DC Office Preferred

https://jobs.washingtonpost.com/job/41704453/communications-and-social-media-coordinator/

 

***  From Mac’s List:

 

7.)  Oregon Program Director, Northwest Outward Bound School, Redmond, OR

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/9cwdvy/oregon-program-director/redmond/or

 

8.)  Executive Director, Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council, Springfield, OR

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/qdlzve/executive-director/springfield/or

 

9.)  Educator, Youth & Family Partnerships Specialist, Audubon Society of Portland, Portland, OR

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/2ub579/educator-youth-&-family-partnerships-specialist/portland/or

 

10.)  Hawk Migration Counter, New Jersey Audubon, Montclair, New Jersey

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-montclair-hawk-migration-counter-montclair-new-jersey/2681953793

 

11.)  Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Ancestral Lands Crew (Must identify as Native American or be part of a Native American Tribe), AmeriCorps, Silver City, NM

https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=2401

 

12.)  WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT CAPTAIN, State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana/jobs/2945705/wildlife-enforcement-captain

 

13.)  Communications and Engagement Director, Montana Environmental Information Center, Helena, MT

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-communications-and-engagement-director-helena-montana/1587016752?from=feat-3

 

14.)  WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST, State of Nevada, Reno, NV

https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/Recruiting/ViewAnnouncement.aep?recruitmentId=41618

 

15.)  Digital Marketing Specialist, Oceana, Inc., Washington, DC

https://oceana.org/employment-opportunities/digital-marketing-specialist

 

16.)  Communications Director Oceana in Mexico, Oceana, Inc., Mexico City, Mexico

https://oceana.org/employment-opportunities/communications-director-oceana-mexico

 

17.)  Director, Digital Marketing, Oceana, Inc., Washington, DC

https://oceana.org/employment-opportunities/director-digital-marketing

 

18.)  Wildlife Adventure – Supervisor 1, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA

https://recruiting.ultipro.com/LUM1000NWL/JobBoard/c00e73a9-0a5f-4082-8257-fcddd1029261/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=eb313d97-bb07-4f58-be5a-bba27d43bcbc

 

19.)  Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Santa Lucia Conservancy, Carmel, CA

https://slconservancy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Santa-Lucia-Conservancy-Communications-Coordinator-Job-Announcement-Dec-2020.pdf

 

20.)  Albuquerque Conservation Crew member, AmeriCorps, Albuquerque, NM

https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=2432

 

21.)  Senior Vice President, Ocean Conservation, WWF, Washington, DC

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2350909847/

 

22.)  Communications Manager, Arkville, Catskill Center, NY

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-communications-manager-arkville-new-york/76982476

 

23.)  VP of Strategic Communications and Marketing, Protect Our Winters, Boulder, Colorado

https://jobs.prnewsonline.com/job/vp-of-strategic-communications-and-marketing/55524538/

 

24.)  Wildlife Communications Coordinator (Customer Engagement), Division of Wildlife, STATE OF OHIO, Columbus, Ohio

https://dasstateoh.taleo.net/careersection/oh_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=200005T8

 

25.)  Education and Interpretation Individual Placement – Shenandoah National Park, Conservation Legacy, Luray, VA

https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=2391

 

26.)  Admin & Communications Coordinator, CampCalNOW RV Park and Campground Alliance, Auburn, CA

https://jobs.prnewsonline.com/job/admin-communications-coordinator/55524372/

 

27.)  Communications Coordinator, National Audubon Society, Fargo, ND

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/c/National-Audubon-Society/Job/Communications-Coordinator/-in-Fargo,ND?jid=188049f603dfeb0a

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2020

 

Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2020

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Springfield, Virginia.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2020/12/13/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-november-december-2020/

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the list for YVNS distribution.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.

***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned an email, ask nicely, and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps

 

***  The Best U.S. Islands:

 

***  Here’s what you need to know about getting a coronavirus test at the airport

 

***  Little-known places to get the most breathtaking views in Kauai

 

***  Connecticut River Byway

 

***  95 Ways to Spend More Time Outside

 

***  The Most Dangerous Animals in the World

 

***  Where the whales are: Discovering marine mammals from shore along the Pacific Coast

 

***  Inspiring Connections Outdoors

 

***  Injured & Orphaned Wildlife

 

***  6 Tips to Get the Best Airplane Seat During COVID-19

 

***  WINTER HIKING TIPS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HIKING IN SNOW

 

***  10 tips for safe and comfortable winter hiking

 

***  A Guide to the Bats of Virginia

 

***  6 U.S. Road Trips to Take This Winter

 

***  The 8 Best Tent Heaters

 

***  The 24 American UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ranked

 

***  Recognize These 14 Small U.S. Towns? You’ve Probably Seen Them in Holiday Movies

 

***  10 Ways to Rediscover What’s Essential in Costa Rica

 

***  10 Sightings of Rare Animals That Won the Internet This Year

 

***  25 Architectural Wonders You Have to See In Person

 

***  Bushwhacking Mt Oscar

 

***  6 U.S. Towns with Charming Architecture

 

***  To Tip or Not to Tip? Tipping Practices Around the World

 

***  18 timeless photos that remind us why we miss traveling

 

***  A concise guide to birding in your own backyard

 

***  The Most Scenic Train Trips in the U.S.

 

***  Scotland’s whisky islands are dealing with a major Covid hangover

 

***  Best Places in the U.S. to Watch the Sunset

 

***  The World’s 10 Best Canal Cities (That Aren’t Venice)

 

***  International Flyers May soon Need to Get Virus Vaccinations

 

***  Airlines set sights on digital passports for COVID-19 vaccine

 

***  The Coolest Building in Every State

 

***The Most Delicious Sodas From Around the World

 

***  How a lifelong obsession with snow leopards led me to northern India

 

***  Anarchy in the U.K.: Taking a Punk Rock Tour of London

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

December – New Mexico’s Canyon Rim Trail

by Laura Stark

 

November – Texas’ Historic Battlefield Trail

 

***  Silver Comet Rail Trail

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Communications Interns, Scenic America, Washington, DC

2.)  Wildlife Conservation Officer Cadets, Ross Leffler School of Conservation, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Harrisburg, PA

3.)  Trout Stocking, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Statewide

4.)  HARBOR HOST PROGRAM, Straits and Presque Isle state harbors, Department of Natural Resources, State of Michigan

5.)  PhilBreak, Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico

6.)  Small Mammal Ecology and Remote Monitoring Techniques Volunteer, Fish & Wildlife Service, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

 

*** Travel/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  American Kestrel GPS Tracking Project Technician – 3-month position (3 May – 30 July 2021), The Clifton Institute, Warrenton, Virginia

2.)  Campground Attendant, Headwaters Lodge and Cabins, Flagg Ranch Company – Summer 2021, GRAND TETON LODGE COMPANY AND FLAGG RANCH COMPANY, Vail Resorts, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

3.)  Community and Communications Manager, Friends of the River, Sacramento, California

4.)  Wildlife Biologist, Edwards AFB, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML), Edwards AFB, California

5.)  Director of Development and Communications, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown, New York

6.)  Adventure Guide and Team Building Facilitator, Bretton Woods Recreation, Germantown, MD

7.)  Marketing Content Coordinator, Colorado Mountain Club, Golden, Colorado

8.)  Backcountry Snow Ranger, Ouray District, GMUG National Forest, Colorado Mountain Club, Montrose, CO

9.)  Trail and Stewardship Crew Lead, Colorado Mountain Club, Salida, Colorado

10.)  Industrial Policy Specialist, Climate, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

11.)  National Press Secretary, Sierra Club, Washington, DC

12.)  Active – Associate Regional Communications Director, Eastern U.S. region; Sierra Club, NYC, NY; Washington, DC

13.)  Temporary Communications and Newsletter Coordinator, Range of Light Group C, Sierra Club, Eastern Sierra, CA

14.)  Outdoor Experiential Education Facilitator, Princeton-Blairstown Center, Blairstown, NJ

15.)  Public Information Officer 2 – Publications Coordinator (PC), Nevada Dept of Wildlife, Reno, NV

16.)  Outreach Coordinator, New York Field Office, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Cortland, NY

17.)  Digital Communications Manager, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, Saint Paul, Minnesota

18.)  Lands Communications Specialist, Save the Sound, New Haven, CT

19.)  Outreach, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Department of Youth Engagement & Employment, City of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

20.)  Maine Trail Crew and Appalachian Trail Ridgerunners (Ridgerunners will meet, greet, register and educate hikers), Maine Appalachian Trail Club Appalachian Trail, Maine

21.)  Development Director, YES Nature to Neighborhoods, Richmond, California

22.)  DEPUTY DIRECTOR (FULL-TIME), The Monadnock Conservancy, Keene, NH

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

August 31-September 2, 2021, Helsinki, Finland

 

***  The Best U.S. Islands:

The places that stayed with you in a year when travel may have been out of reach.

BY CAITLIN MORTON

https://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2013-10-15/best-islands-america

 

***  Here’s what you need to know about getting a coronavirus test at the airport

By Andrea Sachs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/airport-covid-test-help-questions/2020/11/12/184e23ee-1a08-11eb-befb-8864259bd2d8_story.html

 

***  Little-known places to get the most breathtaking views in Kauai

By Noelle Salmi

https://matadornetwork.com/read/little-known-views-kauai/

 

***  Connecticut River Byway

https://www.vermontvacation.com/landing-pages/byways/connecticut-river-byway

 

***  95 Ways to Spend More Time Outside

By Greg Dyer

https://www.rei.com/blog/social/95-ways-to-spend-more-time-outside

 

***  The Most Dangerous Animals in the World

BY DANIEL JAMESON AND ALI WUNDERMAN

https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-06-21/the-10-most-dangerous-animals-in-the-world

 

***  Where the whales are: Discovering marine mammals from shore along the Pacific Coast

By Erin E. Williams

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/whale-trail-pacific-coast-conservation/2020/11/25/e09e60d4-2a70-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html

 

***  Inspiring Connections Outdoors

https://www.sierraclub.org/oregon/inspiring-connections-outdoors

 

***  Injured & Orphaned Wildlife

https://dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/injured/

 

***  6 Tips to Get the Best Airplane Seat During COVID-19

https://upgradedpoints.com/tips-for-best-airplane-seat-during-covid-19/

 

***  WINTER HIKING TIPS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HIKING IN SNOW

by Kristen Bor

https://bearfoottheory.com/winter-hiking-tips/

 

***  10 tips for safe and comfortable winter hiking

https://matadornetwork.com/notebook/10-tips-for-safe-and-comfortable-winter-hiking/

 

***  A Guide to the Bats of Virginia

https://dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/bats/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nftf&utm_content=nftf_all_batguide

 

***  6 U.S. Road Trips to Take This Winter

Great drives don’t have to end when the leaves fall.

BY EMILY PENNINGTON

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/us-winter-road-trips

 

***  The 8 Best Tent Heaters

By Tim Huber

https://hiconsumption.com/best-tent-heaters/

 

***  The 24 American UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ranked

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-24-american-unesco-heritage-sites-ranked/XvHyVpKgiwAG5at-

 

***  Recognize These 14 Small U.S. Towns? You’ve Probably Seen Them in Holiday Movies

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/recognize-these-14-small-u-s-towns-youve-probably-seen-them-in-holiday-movies

 

***  10 Ways to Rediscover What’s Essential in Costa Rica

https://www.travelzoo.com/blog/rediscover-whats-essential-in-costa-rica/

 

***  10 Sightings of Rare Animals That Won the Internet This Year

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-sightings-of-rare-animals-that-won-the-internet-this-year

 

***  25 Architectural Wonders You Have to See In Person

By Jim Stewart

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/25-architectural-wonders-you-have-to-see-once/XvHyVpKgiwAG5apY

 

***  Bushwhacking Mt Oscar

By Philip Werner

https://sectionhiker.com/bushwhacking-mt-oscar/

 

***  6 U.S. Towns with Charming Architecture

By Hailey Hudson

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/us-towns-with-charming-architecture/XvHyVpKgiwAG5ay7

 

***  To Tip or Not to Tip? Tipping Practices Around the World

By Julia Hammond

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/to-tip-or-not-to-tip-tipping-practices-around-the-world/XvHyVpKgiwAG5akS

https://www.gocompare.com/travel-insurance/how-much-should-you-tip/

 

***  18 timeless photos that remind us why we miss traveling

Explore the world with these awe-inspiring images from our contributors.

BY STARLIGHT WILLIAMS

CURATED BY WHITNEY MATEWE

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/features/photography/best-travel-photos-of-2020/

 

***  A concise guide to birding in your own backyard

Catching a glimpse of beautiful birds can connect us to faraway places.

By Erin E. Williams

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/guide-to-backyard-birding-quarantine/2020/12/10/342bf5cc-3647-11eb-8d38-6aea1adb3839_story.html

 

***  The Most Scenic Train Trips in the U.S.

By Jim Stewart

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-most-scenic-train-trips-in-the-u-s/XvHyVpKgiwAG5az5

 

***  Scotland’s whisky islands are dealing with a major Covid hangover

By Adrian Mourby

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/scotland-whisky-islands-covid/index.html

 

***  Best Places in the U.S. to Watch the Sunset

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/best-places-in-the-u-s-to-watch-the-sunset/XvHyVpKgiwAG5awS

 

***  The World’s 10 Best Canal Cities (That Aren’t Venice)

By Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/the-worlds-10-best-canal-cities-that-arent-venice

 

***  International Flyers May soon Need to Get Virus Vaccinations

https://www.meetings-conventions.com/News/Latest-News/virus-vaccinations-international-flying

 

***  Airlines set sights on digital passports for COVID-19 vaccine

BY ALEX GANGITANO

https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/527581-airlines-set-sights-on-digital-passports-for-covid-19-vaccine

 

***  The Coolest Building in Every State

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-coolest-building-in-every-state/XvHyVpKgiwAG5arp

 

***The Most Delicious Sodas From Around the World

By Lauren Cocking

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/the-most-delicious-sodas-from-around-the-world

 

***  How a lifelong obsession with snow leopards led me to northern India

By Dina Mishev

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/trailing-the-elusive-snow-leopard-in-northern-india/2020/01/09/7d592b02-2d9c-11ea-bcb3-ac6482c4a92f_story.html

 

***  Anarchy in the U.K.: Taking a Punk Rock Tour of London

By Sam Cohen

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/anarchy-in-the-u-k-taking-a-punk-rock-tour-of-london/X9AGzE3-lQAGSuuq

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

December

 

New Mexico’s Canyon Rim Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/december/04/new-mexico-s-canyon-rim-trail/

 

November

 

Texas’ Historic Battlefield Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/november/13/texas-historic-battlefield-trail/

 

***  From Paul Hart:

 

Here’s a candidate for a future YVNS newsletter, recommended by a friend in Georgia. The name comes from the New York-Birmingham Silver Comet passenger train operated by the old Seaboard Air Line Railroad.

https://www.silvercometga.com/?fbclid=IwAR0ZIWfOZvaVxnFeVSUW64cD-LQEreE13gA4v-OozHzzEi62W7qjJo4sY6g

 

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

*** From Rebecca Aloisi:

 

HI Ned,

 

I’ve been a fan and user of your service over the past few years. We’re looking for communications interns (mostly unpaid but w/ academic credit).

 

Rebecca Aloisi

VP for Communications

Scenic America

727 15th St. NW, Suite 1100

Washington, DC 20005-6029

703.507.0657

www.scenic.org

 

1.)  Communications Interns, Scenic America, Washington, DC

Contact Rebecca Aloisi (rebecca.aloisi@scenic.org)

 

2.)  Wildlife Conservation Officer Cadets, Ross Leffler School of Conservation, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Harrisburg, PA

https://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationResources/CareersandVolunteers/Pages/default.aspx

 

3.)  Trout Stocking, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Statewide

 

Assist Fisheries and Law Enforcement personnel in the delivery and stocking of trout. (Occasional Spring/Fall Statewide)

 

https://dwr.virginia.gov/volunteer/cwf/opportunities/trout-stocking-assistant/

 

4.)  HARBOR HOST PROGRAM, Straits and Presque Isle state harbors, Department of Natural Resources, State of Michigan

 

We’re seeking volunteers to serve as harbor hosts as part of a pilot project at Straits and Presque Isle state harbors in summer 2020! In exchange, harbor slip fees are waived. This is a pilot project that may offer additional opportunities in the coming years.

 

https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79137_79767_79866_96973_96978—,00.html

 

5.)  PhilBreak, Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico

 

PhilBreak is Philmont’s alternative spring break program, sponsored by the Order of the Arrow and the Philmont Staff Association. Following the Ute Park fire of 2018, the Philmont Conservation Department began more aggressive timber thinning projects in strategic areas of the Ranch. PhilBreak volunteers have the opportunity to assist Conservation Staff with these projects and leave a safer Philmont for the thousands of participants that the Ranch welcomes every summer. Participants will live in Base Camp during the work week, and all meals will be provided

 

https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/philmonttreks/secondseasonprograms/philbreak/

 

6.)  Small Mammal Ecology and Remote Monitoring Techniques Volunteer, Fish & Wildlife Service, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a09t0000009HULGAA4/small-mammal-ecology-and-remote-monitoring-techniques-volunteer

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  American Kestrel GPS Tracking Project Technician – 3-month position (3 May – 30 July 2021), The Clifton Institute, Warrenton, Virginia

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-american-kestrel-gps-tracking-project-technician-3-month-position-warrenton-virginia/2080080366

 

2.)  Campground Attendant, Headwaters Lodge and Cabins, Flagg Ranch Company – Summer 2021, GRAND TETON LODGE COMPANY AND FLAGG RANCH COMPANY, Vail Resorts, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

https://jobs.vailresortscareers.com/teton/job/Moran-Campground-Attendant-Flagg-Ranch-Company-Summer-2021-WY-83013/695626200/

 

3.)  Community and Communications Manager, Friends of the River, Sacramento, California

https://totalcareersearch.com/jobs/community-and-communications-manager-sacramento-california/200059632-2/

 

4.)  Wildlife Biologist, Edwards AFB, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML), Edwards AFB, California

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-wildlife-biologist—edwards-afb-ca-edwards-afb-california/1259324771

 

5.)  Director of Development and Communications, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown, New York

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/57207-director-of-development-and-communications

 

6.)  Adventure Guide and Team Building Facilitator, Bretton Woods Recreation, Germantown, MD

https://ptjobsnear.me/jobs/adventure-guide-and-team-building-facilitator_f525dc856dfe8b0c_0_4

 

7.)  Marketing Content Coordinator, Colorado Mountain Club, Golden, Colorado

https://www.cmc.org/About/Jobs.aspx#Marketing%20Content%20Coordinator

 

8.)  Backcountry Snow Ranger, Ouray District, GMUG National Forest, Colorado Mountain Club, Montrose, CO

https://www.cmc.org/About/Jobs.aspx#SnowRanger

 

9.)  Trail and Stewardship Crew Lead, Colorado Mountain Club, Salida, Colorado

https://www.cmc.org/About/Jobs.aspx#Trail%20Stewardship%20Leader

 

10.)  Industrial Policy Specialist, Climate, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

https://www.daybook.com/jobs/SYJGwtMWM9HDWFA5q

 

11.)  National Press Secretary, Sierra Club, Washington, DC

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=39&rid=1672

 

12.)  Active – Associate Regional Communications Director, Eastern U.S. region; Sierra Club, NYC, NY; Washington, DC

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=39&rid=1672

 

13.)  Temporary Communications and Newsletter Coordinator, Range of Light Group C, Sierra Club, Eastern Sierra, CA

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=39&rid=1665

 

14.)  Outdoor Experiential Education Facilitator, Princeton-Blairstown Center, Blairstown, NJ

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/c/Princeton-Blairstown-Center/Job/Outdoor-Experiential-Education-Facilitator/-in-Blairstown,NJ?jid=521c2946fe0c4ff4

 

15.)  Public Information Officer 2 – Publications Coordinator (PC), Nevada Dept of Wildlife, Reno, NV

http://www.ndow.org/Our_Agency/Jobs/Job_Announcements/

 

16.)  Outreach Coordinator, New York Field Office, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Cortland, NY

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-outreach-coordinator-cortland-new-york/1207050018

 

17.)  Digital Communications Manager, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, Saint Paul, Minnesota

https://jobs.minnesotanonprofits.org/job/digital-communications-manager-saint-paul-minnesota-45522

 

18.)  Lands Communications Specialist, Save the Sound, New Haven, CT

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-lands-communications-specialist-new-haven-connecticut/3609758295

 

19.)  Outreach, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Department of Youth Engagement & Employment, City of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

https://successlink-boston.icims.com/jobs/19012/job

 

20.)  Maine Trail Crew and Appalachian Trail Ridgerunners (Ridgerunners will meet, greet, register and educate hikers), Maine Appalachian Trail Club Appalachian Trail, Maine

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-maine-trail-crew-and-appalachian-trail-ridgerunners-appalachian-trail-maine/2156527868

 

21.)  Development Director, YES Nature to Neighborhoods, Richmond, California

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/56755-development-director

 

22.)  DEPUTY DIRECTOR (FULL-TIME), The Monadnock Conservancy, Keene, NH

https://www.monadnockconservancy.org/fileadmin/files/Uncategorized/DepDir_pos_dscrptn_111220.pdf

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

 

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for September / October 2020

 

Your Very Next Step newsletter for September / October 2020

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.”

St. Augustine

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Springfield, Virginia.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2020/10/18/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-september-october-2020/

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the list for YVNS distribution.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.

***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned an email, ask nicely, and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps

***  Will All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Ever Return Again?

***  6 Delicious Campfire Meals to Make Outdoors

***  14 Best Road Trips in America

***  41 Movies to Watch If You’re Dreaming of Italy

***  Camping for All

***  Six places in New England to see fall foliage without the crowds

***  The 8 Best Day Hikes For Fall Foliage in New England

***  Audubon Christmas Bird Count

***  National Forest Foundation Campaign to Plant 50 Million Trees

***  10 Documentaries That’ll Take You Around the World

***  The 7 Nicest Airports in the World

***  Climbing Jacob’s Ladder into the Berkshires

***  The Most Luxurious Airports in the World

***  Backcountry Trip Safety: Don’t Get Stuck in the Dark

***  These Countries Are Targeting a New Kind of Tourist After COVID-19

***  The Essential Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains

***  Expect The Unexpected By Packing These 5 Things

***  The 50 Best Resorts in the World

***  5 important facts about hurricanes (in the Caribbean)

***  15 ultimate American hikes

***   THE PEMI LOOP HIKE

***  Fly Fishing the Great Gulf Wilderness

***  Local Getaways: The Santa Cruz Mountains Offer a Much-Needed Escape to Nature

***  5 Airports in the U.S. With the Best Food

***  Rail Trail of the month for October 2020

***  Rail Trail of the month for September 2020

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Outreach Volunteer Opportunities, Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA

2.)  Wildlife Caretaker, RAREC, Iquitos, Peru

3.)  Elk River Brigade, Friends of Pompeys Pillar, Billings, Montana

4.)  Jaguar Conservation, Tortuguero National Park, GVIUSA, Costa Rica (Cost for participation)

6.)  Communications Manager (Remote), Alliance for Climate Education Boulder, Colorado

7.)  Remote Intern, Para La Tierra, ONLINE, Paraguay

8.)  Volunteer, African Wildlife Orphanage, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (Cost for participation)

9.)  Volunteer Vacations, Nationwide  Opportunities, American Hiking Society, Silver Spring, MD

10.)  GOAT (Get Outside Adventure Team), SELT, Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, Exeter, NH

11.)  Staff-supported work parties, Florida Trail Association,

 

*** Travel/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Outreach Coordinator, New York Field Office, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Cortland, NY

2.)  Wilderness Field Instructor – PRN, Camp Recovery, SUWS of the Carolinas, Pisgah National Forest, Old Fort, NC

3.)  Director of Development & Communications, Montana Audubon, Helena, MT

4.)  IF&W Senior Resource Biologist – E/T Coordinator -1091 (Endangered and Threatened Species and Species of Special Concern (ETSC) Biologist), Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Augusta, Maine

5.)  Editorial Assistant to the President, Aqua-Terr Systems Inc. Bellingham, Washington

6.)  Director of Programs, Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, Carnation, WA

7.)  Communications Manager (Remote), Alliance for Climate Education, Boulder, CO

8.)  Communications Associate Director, Conservation Lands Foundation, Durango, CO

9.)  Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Contractor, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona

10.)  Social Media Technician – Spanish Language, Boulder City, Great Basin Institute

11.)  Communications Director/Coordinator, Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile, AL

12.)  Park Ranger II, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina (+1 other)

13.)  Preserve Manager And Conservation Coordinator, Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee, Inc., Ridgecrest, California

14.)  Outdoor Adventure Instructor, Bretton Woods Rec, Germantown, MD

15.)  eeCorps – Outdoor Wilderness Lab Instructor, Americorps Denver, CO

16.)  Director of Adventure Activities, Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing, New Castle, VA

17.)  Communications and Engagement Lead, Nova Scotia Nature Trust, Dartmouth, NS, Canada

18.)  Park Ranger, Operations and Readiness Division, Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Summersville, WV

19.)  Editorial Assistant to the President, Aqua-Terr Systems Inc., Bellingham, WA

20.)  Regional Director Greater Yellowstone, Montana Conservation Corps, Bozeman, MT

21.)  Operations and Communications Manager, Champlain Area Trails, Westport, NY

22.)  Conservation Pilot, Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Wildlife Conservation Society, Okapi Wildlife Reserve in Democratic Republic of Congo

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

None

 

***  Will All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Ever Return Again?

By Apeksha Bhateja

https://www.fodors.com/news/restaurants/will-all-you-can-eat-buffets-ever-return-again

 

***  6 Delicious Campfire Meals to Make Outdoors

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/6-delicious-campfire-meals-to-make-outdoors/X1o07wZ60wAHRsEJ

 

***  14 Best Road Trips in America

 

From the Pacific Coast Highway to Key West beaches.

BY MARK ELLWOOD

https://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-04-27/six-iconic-american-road-trips-to-take-this-summer

 

***  41 Movies to Watch If You’re Dreaming of Italy

From summers in Lombardy through Luca Guadagnino’s lens to adventures in Rome’s Colosseum with Hilary Duff.

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-italian-movies

 

***  Camping for All

By James Edward Mills

https://www.nationalforests.org/our-forests/your-national-forests-magazine/camping-for-all

 

***  Six places in New England to see fall foliage without the crowds

Mother Nature doesn’t stop for a pandemic. She’ll deliver us an eye-popping fiesta of color this fall, as always. Here are some less-populated places to take it all in.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/09/17/lifestyle/overlooked-overlooks-peak-color-minus-crowds/

 

***  The 8 Best Day Hikes For Fall Foliage in New England

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/new-england-foliage-hikes/X1otogZ60wAHRsD1

 

***  Free online courses from the National Environmental Education Foundation

National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) develops free, online courses to promote understanding about the relationships between extreme weather, climate, health, and the environment. Dealing with Drought and Extreme Weather 101 are hosted on Udemy and you will need to register for free to access the course.

 

***  Audubon Christmas Bird Count

 

You can add to a century of community science by signing up for a count near you.

 

https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count

 

***  National Forest Foundation Campaign to Plant 50 Million Trees

 

We’re planting 50 million trees across our National Forests.

https://www.nationalforests.org/get-involved/tree-planting-programs

 

***  10 Documentaries That’ll Take You Around the World

By Chantel Delulio

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-documentaries-thatll-take-you-around-the-world

 

***  The 7 Nicest Airports in the World

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-7-nicest-airports-in-the-world/XvHyVpKgiwAG5aox

 

***  Climbing Jacob’s Ladder into the Berkshires

 

A salute to one of the pioneering American road trips

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/09/24/lifestyle/climbing-jacobs-ladder-into-berkshires/

 

***  The Most Luxurious Airports in the World

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-most-luxurious-airports-in-the-world/XvHyVpKgiwAG5apO

 

***  Backcountry Trip Safety: Don’t Get Stuck in the Dark

https://americanhiking.org/blog/trip-safety-stuck-in-the-dark/

 

***  These Countries Are Targeting a New Kind of Tourist After COVID-19

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/these-countries-are-targeting-a-new-kind-of-tourist-after-covid-19

 

***  The Essential Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains

Collected by Chris Chamberlain

https://www.afar.com/travel-tips/the-essential-guide-to-the-great-smoky-mountains

 

***  Expect The Unexpected By Packing These 5 Things

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/expect-the-unexpected-by-packing-these-5-things/Xxn4D9ugygAGS2gz

 

***  The 50 Best Resorts in the World

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-resorts-in-the-world

 

***  5 important facts about hurricanes (in the Caribbean)

https://www.avilabeachhotel.com/curacao-tips/plan-your-trip/5-important-facts-about-hurricanes-in-the-caribbean

 

***  15 ultimate American hikes

https://www.wilderness.org/articles/article/15-ultimate-american-hikes

 

***   THE PEMI LOOP HIKE

by  Daren Worcester

https://www.northeasthikes.com/the-pemi-loop-hike/

 

***  Fly Fishing the Great Gulf Wilderness

By Philip Werner

https://sectionhiker.com/fly-fishing-the-great-gulf-wilderness/

 

***  Local Getaways: The Santa Cruz Mountains Offer a Much-Needed Escape to Nature

By Jessie Beck

https://www.afar.com/magazine/a-weekend-travel-guide-to-the-santa-cruz-mountains

 

***  5 Airports in the U.S. With the Best Food

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/airports-in-the-usa-with-the-best-food/XvHyVpKgiwAG5aj2?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1166475269

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

October

 

Tennessee’s Tweetsie Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/october/13/tennessee-s-tweetsie-trail/

 

September

 

Mon River Rail-Trail System (West Virginia)

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/september/09/mon-river-rail-trail-system-west-virginia/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Outreach Volunteer Opportunities, Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA

https://www.wildlifecenter.org/outreach-volunteer-opportunities

 

2.)  Wildlife Caretaker, RAREC, Iquitos, Peru

https://www.volunteerworld.com/en/volunteer-program/wildlife-caretaker-in-peru-iquitos

 

3.)  Elk River Brigade, Friends of Pompeys Pillar, Billings, Montana

 

The Pompeys Pillar Elk River Brigade is a group of volunteers who teach the history of the Corps of Discovery Expedition through living history interpretation. The Elk River Brigade’s main mission is to promote Pompeys Pillar as a historical monument in the Yellowstone Valley.

 

http://www.pompeyspillar.org/elk-river-brigade/

 

4.)  Jaguar Conservation, Tortuguero National Park, GVIUSA, Costa Rica (Cost for participation)

https://www.gviusa.com/programs/jaguar-conservation-costa-rica/

 

6.)  Communications Manager (Remote), Alliance for Climate Education Boulder, Colorado

https://acespace.org/careers/

 

7.)  Remote Intern, Para La Tierra, ONLINE, Paraguay

https://careers.wildlife.org/jobs/view/remote-intern/54771595/

 

8.)  Volunteer, African Wildlife Orphanage, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (Cost for participation)

https://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-africa/zimbabwe/african-wildlife-orphanage

 

9.)  Volunteer Vacations, Nationwide  Opportunities, American Hiking Society, Silver Spring, MD

 

Volunteer Vacations are week-long trail building/maintaining projects organized by American Hiking Society & hosted by BLM, NPS, USDA-FS, USFWS, state parks, trail organizations and other nonprofit partner groups across the country.  Most projects are one-week or shorter in length, consist of 6-10 crew members, and involve trail maintenance and building tasks on hiking trails on public lands.

 

2021 VOLUNTEER UPDATE: We are hopeful that we will be able to run some stewardship trips in 2021 with new guidelines and safety procedures in place to mitigate the spread and transmission of coronavirus.

 

We are now accepting crew requests for the 2021 volunteer year and aim to open registration in January/February.

 

https://americanhiking.org/volunteer-vacations/host-information/

 

10.)  GOAT (Get Outside Adventure Team), SELT, Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, Exeter, NH

https://seltnh.org/volunteer-opportunities/

 

11.)  Staff-supported work parties, Florida Trail Association,

https://www.floridatrail.org/volunteer/volunteeropportunities/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Outreach Coordinator, New York Field Office, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Cortland, NY

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-outreach-coordinator-cortland-new-york/1207050018

 

2.)  Wilderness Field Instructor – PRN, Camp Recovery, SUWS of the Carolinas, Pisgah National Forest, Old Fort, NC

https://recruiting.ultipro.com/ACA1001/JobBoard/f24b6286-a80b-4d02-e4e1-ad04762a00de/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=1b3e1a58-68d1-433d-ac37-0361595bf065

 

3.)  Director of Development & Communications, Montana Audubon, Helena, MT

https://jobs.prnewsonline.com/job/director-of-development-communications/52060772/

 

4.)  IF&W Senior Resource Biologist – E/T Coordinator -1091 (Endangered and Threatened Species and Species of Special Concern (ETSC) Biologist), Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Augusta, Maine

https://careers.wildlife.org/job/ifw-senior-resource-biologist-et-coordinator-1091/54882737/

 

5.)  Editorial Assistant to the President, Aqua-Terr Systems Inc. Bellingham, Washington

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-editorial-assistant-to-the-president-bellingham-washington/494915112

 

6.)  Director of Programs, Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, Carnation, WA

https://www.oxbow.org/get-involved/employment-opportunities/director-of-programs/

 

7.)  Communications Manager (Remote), Alliance for Climate Education, Boulder, CO

https://acespace.org/careers/

 

8.)  Communications Associate Director, Conservation Lands Foundation, Durango, CO

https://www.conservationlands.org/job_posting_communications_associate_director

 

9.)  Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Contractor, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona

https://careers.wildlife.org/jobs/view/arizona-bald-eagle-nestwatch-contractor/54848820/

 

10.)  Social Media Technician – Spanish Language, Boulder City, Great Basin Institute

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-social-media-technician–spanish-language-boulder-city-nevada/364127305

 

11.)  Communications Director/Coordinator, Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile, AL

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54d3a0eae4b000d5abdf81c0/t/5f50036d9c0ff3029d538f9f/1599079278096/2020-8+Comms+Job+Announcement.pdf

 

12.)  Park Ranger II, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina (+1 other)

https://www.emspursuit.com/jobs/NC/New%20Hanover%20County/Wilmington/344-4076-2665374-0/

 

13.)  Preserve Manager And Conservation Coordinator, Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee, Inc., Ridgecrest, California

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-preserve-manager-and-conservation-coordinator-ridgecrest-california/2145235440

 

14.)  Outdoor Adventure Instructor, Bretton Woods Rec, Germantown, MD

https://www.startwire.com/jobs/germantown-md/outdoor-adventure-instructor-1260491652

 

15.)  eeCorps – Outdoor Wilderness Lab Instructor, Americorps Denver, CO

https://www.linkup.com/details/5b8a191679df0ccf047bd91de193ca33

 

16.)  Director of Adventure Activities, Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing, New Castle, VA

https://www.barefootstudent.com/other/jobs/full-time/director_of_adventure_activities_1920453504

 

17.)  Communications and Engagement Lead, Nova Scotia Nature Trust, Dartmouth, NS, Canada

https://ca.jobatic.com/jobs/amp/nova-scotia/dartmouth/nova-scotia-nature-trust/communications-and-engagement-lead.html

 

18.)  Park Ranger, Operations and Readiness Division, Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Summersville, WV

https://www.glassdoor.com/job-listing/park-ranger-us-army-corps-of-engineers-JV_IC1143631_KO0,11_KE12,38.htm

 

19.)  Editorial Assistant to the President, Aqua-Terr Systems Inc., Bellingham, WA

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-editorial-assistant-to-the-president-bellingham-washington/494915112

 

20.)  Regional Director Greater Yellowstone, Montana Conservation Corps, Bozeman, MT

https://careers-mtcorps.icims.com/jobs/1547/greater-yellowstone-regional-director/job

 

21.)  Operations and Communications Manager, Champlain Area Trails, Westport, NY

https://www.daybook.com/jobs/WNkyBhh3F3qZdfeeW

 

22.)  Conservation Pilot, Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Wildlife Conservation Society, Okapi Wildlife Reserve in Democratic Republic of Congo

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/56055-conservation-pilot-northeastern-democratic-republic-of-the-congo

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for July / August 2020

Your Very Next Step newsletter for July / August 2020

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“We must go and see for ourselves.”

–  Jacques Cousteau

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Springfield, Virginia.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2020/04/19/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-march-april-2020/

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the list for YVNS distribution.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.

***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned an email, ask nicely, and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps

***  16 Top East Coast Beaches to Visit

***  United adds touchless check-in kiosks to airports across the US

***  9 Unique Customs You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

***  These Noise Canceling Headphones Are Perfect for Both WFH and Flying

***  20 Road Trip Essentials to Pack for a Long Drive

***  7 Least-Visited National Parks in the U.S.

***  5 Countries That Just Made It Easier for Americans to Move and Work Abroad

***  5 Mountains With Views That Rival Everest

***  The world’s most amazing hotels for viewing the Northern Lights

***  12 of the World’s Most Terrifying Bridges

***  What’s It Really Like to Travel Guyana?

***  5 Apps That Will Make Traveling Easier

***  Trail Tales Educational Outreach & Interpretive Plan

***  It’s One of the Most Popular Spots in Italy. Here’s What It Feels Like to Be There Now

***  Popular Canadian Snacks You Won’t Find in the U.S.

***  7 Fascinating Unfinished Landmarks Around the World

***  The 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America

***  The 9 Best West Coast Road Trips

***  10 Most Legendary Hiking Trails in the U.S.

***  Virginia’s Long-Distance Trail Network: Connecting Our Commonwealth

***  Reintroducing Wolves to Yellowstone National Park

***  CAMPING 101: A GUIDE FOR THE FIRST-TIME CAMPER

***  The 24 American UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ranked

***  The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist, According to Our Favorite Musicians

***  4 Cool Underwater Trails You Can Explore

***  8 Essential American Road Trips

***  OPO COVID RECOMMENDATIONS fro Dartmouth OUTDOOR PROGRAMS OFFICE

***  Volunteer with AMTRAK/NPS Trails & Rails

***  Rail Trail of the month for June 2020

***  Rail Trail of the month for July 2020

***  Rail Trail of the month for August 2020

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Stewardship Intern, North Florida Land Trust, Jacksonville, FL

2.)  Volunteer Map Editor, The National Map Corps, USGS – NGTOC, Denver, CO / Rolla, MO / Augusta, ME

3.)  Trout Stocking Assistant, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, various locations in Virginia

4.)  Rail Trail Volunteer (Trail Maintenance; Hospitality tables; Photography; Brochure distribution; Community Activities; Educational Speakers; Merchandise Marketing), HARLEM VALLEY RAIL TRAIL ASSOCIATION, MILLERTON, NEW YORK

5.)  Animal Training Intern (Winter 2020), Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, Gulfport, MS

 

*** Travel/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Communications Fellow, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

2.)  Communications Director, Washington Environmental Council, Seattle, WA

3.)  Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Trans Canada Trail, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

4.)  Fisheries Technician 5, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Kalispell, MT

5.)  Executive Director, Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, Franconia, NH

6.)  Communications Director, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

7.)  Parks Operations Superintendent, Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation/Parks, Lake Worth, Florida

8.)  Outdoor Programs and Communications Specialist, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Portland or Hood River, Oregon

9.)  Partnerships and Marketing Manager, Northwest Outward Bound School, Portland, Oregon

10.)  Communications Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Takoma Park, Maryland

11.)  Backyard Harvest Coordinator – LA County, Food Forward, inc., North Hollywood, CA

12.)  Digital Marketing Manager, VISIT DENVER, Denver, Colorado

13.)  Communications Director, The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, Hartford, CT

14.)  Communications Director, Izaak Walton League of America, Gaithersburg, MD

15.)  Four Corners Director, Southwest Conservation Corps, Durango, Colorado

16.)  Communication Program Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Lansing, MI

17.)  Outreach Specialist, Eat Wiscosin Fish, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI

18.)  Assistant Crew Leader – Fall 2020, Veterans Fire Corps, Flagstaff, AZ

19.)  Development and Communications Director, HawkWatch International, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

20.)  Officer, Communications (Marine Protection Portfolio), The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

21.)  Project Director, Conserving Marine Life in the U.S. (Coastal Habitat Campaign), The Pew Charitable Trusts, Portland, OR

22.)  Community Engagement Manager, Walker Basin Conservancy, Reno, NV

23.)  Community Engagement Manager, Walker Basin Conservancy, Reno, NV

24.)  Conservation Coordinator, National Canal Museum, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc., Easton, PA

25.)  Archeologist, Archeologist and Cultural Resource program manager, Navajo National Monument, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Shonto, Arizona

26.)  Visitor Services Technician, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, American Conservation Experience, Folkston, Georgia

27.)  Public Relations Manager, Wildlife Resources Commission, State of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

28.)  Executive Director, Central Oregon Trail Alliance, Bend, Oregon

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

None

 

***  16 Top East Coast Beaches to Visit

Add these seaside destinations to your summer travel wish list.

By Kyle McCarthy

https://travel.usnews.com/gallery/the-top-east-coast-beaches-to-visit

 

***  United adds touchless check-in kiosks to airports across the US

By Brian Heater

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/11/united-adds-touchless-check-in-kiosks-to-airports-across-the-u-s/

 

***  9 Unique Customs You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

https://www.traveltrivia.com/unique-customs-around-the-world/Xv4u5RG0nwAHbNhT

 

***  These Noise Canceling Headphones Are Perfect for Both WFH and Flying

By Lyndsey Matthews

https://www.afar.com/magazine/best-noise-canceling-headphones-according-to-afar-editors

 

***  20 Road Trip Essentials to Pack for a Long Drive

by CNT EDITORS

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/11-road-trip-essentials

 

***  7 Least-Visited National Parks in the U.S.

https://www.traveltrivia.com/least-visited-national-parks/XqgZkXU1XQAGkiVI

 

***  5 Countries That Just Made It Easier for Americans to Move and Work Abroad

By Katherine LaGrave

https://www.afar.com/magazine/these-countries-just-made-it-easier-for-americans-to-move-abroad

 

***  5 Mountains With Views That Rival Everest

By Molly Harris

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/5-mountains-with-views-that-rival-everest/XvHyVpKgiwAG5aru

 

***  The world’s most amazing hotels for viewing the Northern Lights

By  Tom Mulvihill

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hotels/articles/northern-lights-hotels-the-best-places-to-see-the-aurora-boreali/

 

***  12 of the World’s Most Terrifying Bridges

By James March

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/12-of-the-worlds-most-terrifying-bridges

 

***  What’s It Really Like to Travel Guyana?

By Adventurous Kate

https://www.adventurouskate.com/whats-it-like-travel-guyana/

 

***  5 Apps That Will Make Traveling Easier

By Dillon McLaughlin

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/5-apps-that-will-make-your-travels-easier/XvHyVpKgiwAG5atI

 

***  Trail Tales Educational Outreach & Interpretive Plan

Trail Tales is a community-focused educational outreach and shoreline interpretive program centered in the City of Anacortes in Skagit County Washington.

Download the PDF

https://www.americantrails.org/resources/trail-tales-educational-outreach-interpretive-plan

 

***  It’s One of the Most Popular Spots in Italy. Here’s What It Feels Like to Be There Now

By Kasia Dietz

https://www.fodors.com/world/europe/italy/cinque-terre/experiences/news/its-one-of-the-most-popular-spots-in-italy-heres-what-it-feels-like-to-be-there-now

 

***  Popular Canadian Snacks You Won’t Find in the U.S.

https://www.traveltrivia.com/9-popular-canadian-snacks-that-you-cant-find-in-the-u-s/XuFBDRvq0AAHw9a8

 

***  7 Fascinating Unfinished Landmarks Around the World

https://www.traveltrivia.com/7-fascinating-unfinished-landmarks-around-the-world/XwNzsySttQAH-Q9d

 

***  The 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America

by TIMOTHY LATTERNER and CNT EDITORS

https://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-01-29/the-20-most-beautiful-college-campuses-in-america

 

***  The 9 Best West Coast Road Trips to Take

Including where to stop, eat, and stay along the way.

by PAUL RUBIO and MEGAN SPURRELL

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-west-coast-road-trips

 

***  10 Most Legendary Hiking Trails in the U.S.

https://www.traveltrivia.com/10-most-legendary-hikes-in-the-u-s/XqgZkXU1XQAGkixF

 

***  Virginia’s Long-Distance Trail Network: Connecting Our Commonwealth

The purpose of this plan is to assess progress to-date and develop a strategy to connect local and regional systems into a statewide trail network reaching to all areas of the Commonwealth.

Download the PDF

https://www.americantrails.org/resources/virginias-long-distance-trail-network-connecting-our-commonwealth

 

***  Reintroducing Wolves to Yellowstone National Park

By EMILY KAMIN

https://www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/reintroducing-wolves-yellowstone-national-park

 

***  CAMPING 101: A GUIDE FOR THE FIRST-TIME CAMPER

STAY IN-TREND WITH OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

By Arshpreet Multani

https://cluballiance.aaa.com/the-extra-mile/articles/prepare/travel/camping-101

 

***  The 24 American UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ranked

By Jim Stewart

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-24-american-unesco-heritage-sites-ranked/XvHyVpKgiwAG5at-

 

***  The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist, According to Our Favorite Musicians

BY MEGAN SPURRELL

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/best-road-trip-songs

 

***  4 Cool Underwater Trails You Can Explore

by Ann Shields

https://www.traveltrivia.com/cool-underwater-trails-to-explore/XzMe9Yj3zgAHXdsb

 

***  8 Essential American Road Trips

https://www.traveltrivia.com/8-essential-american-road-trips/Xqzn_Ej7WwAHaksc

 

***  OPO COVID RECOMMENDATIONS fro Dartmouth OUTDOOR PROGRAMS OFFICE

https://outdoors.dartmouth.edu/opo/covid.html

 

***  Volunteer with AMTRAK/NPS Trails & Rails

 

Join a special group of volunteers — Trails & Rails guides — Who are trained (no pun intended) to provide personalized facilitation that enriches the experience for Amtrak passengers.

 

Trails & Rails guides are National Park Service volunteers. About 600 volunteers across the country have signed up to help passengers learn about the sites along their routes. The National Park Service works with faculty and staff at Texas A&M University’s Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism to provide program assistance.

 

Trails & Rails guides attend multi-day in service to learn the ins and outs of this unique kind of National Park Service interpretation. Days on the train can be long and each volunteer must meet minimum physical requirements.

 

If you would like to apply for this program, contact the volunteer coordinator at the National Park Service unit that sponsors your route. (https://www.nps.gov/subjects/amtraktrailsandrails/trains.htm)

 

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/amtraktrailsandrails/volunteer.htm

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

Trail of the Month for August

 

Washington, D.C., and Maryland’s Anacostia River Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/august/13/washington-dc-and-maryland-s-anacostia-river-trail/

https://ddot.dc.gov/page/anacostia-riverwalk-trail

 

Trail of the Month for July

 

Ohio’s Little Beaver Creek Greenway

by Robert Annis

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/july/13/ohio-s-little-beaver-creek-greenway/

 

Trail of the Month for June

 

Pennsylvania’s Tacony Creek Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/june/09/pennsylvania-s-tacony-creek-trail/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Stewardship Intern, North Florida Land Trust, Jacksonville, FL

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-stewardship-intern-jacksonville-florida/1612641073

 

2.)  Volunteer Map Editor, The National Map Corps, USGS – NGTOC, Denver, CO / Rolla, MO / Augusta, ME

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=13579

 

3.)  Trout Stocking Assistant, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, various locations in Virginia

https://dwr.virginia.gov/volunteer/cwf/opportunities/trout-stocking-assistant/

 

4.)  Rail Trail Volunteer (Trail Maintenance; Hospitality tables; Photography; Brochure distribution; Community Activities; Educational Speakers; Merchandise Marketing), HARLEM VALLEY RAIL TRAIL ASSOCIATION, MILLERTON, NEW YORK

http://hvrt.org/volunteer/

 

5.)  Animal Training Intern (Winter 2020), Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, Gulfport, MS

https://imms.org/internship/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Communications Fellow, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-communications-fellow-washington-district-of-columbia/1700763714

 

2.)  Communications Director, Washington Environmental Council, Seattle, WA

https://wecprotects.org/jobs/communications-director/

 

3.)  Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Trans Canada Trail, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

https://jobs.iabc.com/job/vice-president-communications-marketing/54370436/

 

4.)  Fisheries Technician 5, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Kalispell, MT

https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=20141161

 

5.)  Executive Director, Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, Franconia, NH

https://act-nh.org/blog/acts-executive-director-search-begins

 

6.)  Communications Director, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

https://recruiting.ultipro.com/NAT1047NWF/JobBoard/1ca8346a-33cc-401d-90d9-d7f752fdfd7d/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=6bacc74d-b771-4f80-acf5-0c4d74e8305a

 

7.)  Parks Operations Superintendent, Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation/Parks, Lake Worth, Florida

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-parks-operations-superintendent-lake-worth-florida/1936472929

 

***  From Mac’s List:

 

8.)  Outdoor Programs and Communications Specialist, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Portland or Hood River, Oregon

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/outdoor-programs-and-communications-specialist-portland-or-hood-river-oregon-16898

 

9.)  Partnerships and Marketing Manager, Northwest Outward Bound School, Portland, Oregon

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/partnerships-and-marketing-manager-portland-oregon-16935

 

10.)  Communications Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Takoma Park, Maryland

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/55633-communications-director

 

11.)  Backyard Harvest Coordinator – LA County, Food Forward, inc., North Hollywood, CA

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-backyard-harvest-coordinator—la-county-north-hollywood-california/558212550

 

***  From Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List:

 

12.)  Digital Marketing Manager, VISIT DENVER, Denver, Colorado

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/digital-marketing-manager-in-denver-denver-county-colorado-us/

 

13.)  Communications Director, The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, Hartford, CT

https://execsearches.com/nonprofit-job/communications-director-the-connecticut-league-of-conservation-voters-hartford-ct-usa

 

14.)  Communications Director, Izaak Walton League of America, Gaithersburg, MD

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/9eb7e3e72eb24becb15c2b0c58319ccb-communications-director-izaak-walton-league-of-america-gaithersburg

 

15.)  Four Corners Director, Southwest Conservation Corps, Durango, Colorado

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-four-corners-director-durango-colorado/3440894768

 

16.)  Communication Program Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Lansing, MI

https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=48861&PostingSeq=1

 

17.)  Outreach Specialist, Eat Wiscosin Fish, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-outreach-specialist—eat-wisconsin-fish-madison-wisconsin/3034061372

 

18.)  Assistant Crew Leader – Fall 2020, Veterans Fire Corps, Flagstaff, AZ

https://sccorps-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=2199

 

19.)  Development and Communications Director, HawkWatch International, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

https://careers.councilofnonprofits.org/jobs/development-and-communications-director-in-salt-lake-city-salt-lake-county-utah-us/

 

20.)  Officer, Communications (Marine Protection Portfolio), The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

https://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/6195/officer%2c-communications-%28marine-protection-portfolio%29/job

 

21.)  Project Director, Conserving Marine Life in the U.S. (Coastal Habitat Campaign), The Pew Charitable Trusts, Portland, OR

https://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/6299/project-director%2c-conserving-marine-life-in-the-u.s.-%28coastal-habitat-campaign%29/job

 

22.)  Community Engagement Manager, Walker Basin Conservancy, Reno, NV

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-community-engagement-manager-reno-nevada/1894249788

 

23.)  Community Engagement Manager, Walker Basin Conservancy, Reno, NV

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-community-engagement-manager-reno-nevada/1894249788

 

24.)  Conservation Coordinator, National Canal Museum, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc., Easton, PA

https://www.americantrails.org/connect/jobs/conservation-coordinator

 

25.)  Archeologist, Archeologist and Cultural Resource program manager, Navajo National Monument, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Shonto, Arizona

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/576791700

 

26.)  Visitor Services Technician, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, American Conservation Experience, Folkston, Georgia

https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/472873.html

 

27.)  Public Relations Manager, Wildlife Resources Commission, State of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/2843663/public-relations-manager-wildlife-resources-commission

 

28.)  Executive Director, Central Oregon Trail Alliance, Bend, Oregon

https://www.americantrails.org/connect/jobs/executive-director-13

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for May / June 2020

Your Very Next Step newsletter for May / June 2020

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“The Earth is what we have in common.”

– Wendell Berry

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Springfield, Virginia.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2020/04/19/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-march-april-2020/

 

Fellow travelers and wonder-seekers…

 

I like to include content in YVNS that encourages us to get out and see the world, experience nature, and connect with our fellow human beings all over this magnificent planet.  We are all faced with stay-at-home orders, social distancing and travel bans.  But we can think and study about places we’d rather be.  And we can always dream.

 

Share your bucket list with your fellow next-steppers.  Send me a list of the five places you rweally want to go to and the things you want to do and I’ll share in the YVNS newsletter.  It’s okay to dream right now!  Send your bucket list to Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.  (Note: a few have already sent their bucket list.  I’ll be consolidating in the next issue.

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the list for YVNS distribution.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.

***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned an email, ask nicely, and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps

***  Eastern Whip-poor-will

***  The Best State Park in Each State

***  Overcoming Fears and Trepidation: Helping the Corporate Traveler Get Back On Board

***  The Best Airline Boarding Music To Enjoy At Home

***  What Should I Do With My Airline Points and Miles Right Now?

***  Complete guide to airline elite status during the coronavirus outbreak

***  15 Most Beautiful Places in the U.S.

***  Coronavirus Outbreak: Flight Compensation Guide

***  Covid-19 – How to find your airline cancellation policy

***  You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Eaten Fondue in a Swiss Hut

***  GARDEN ECOSYSTEMS – Designing spaces to support wildlife, protect the environment, and enhance our lives

***  HOW OUTDOOR GEAR COMPANIES ARE RESPONDING TO COVID-19

***  The Coolest Museum in Each State

***  Maps new and old offer shelter-in-place globe-trotting – and lessons in human history

***  20 Around-the-World Adventure Travel Ideas for 2020

***  An Insider’s Predictions On Post-COVID-19 Adventure Travel

***  10 BACKYARD NATURE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

***  10 Things You Didn’t Know About the U.S. National Parks

***  Hidden Houses – Do You Know What These Are?

***  Travel Bucket List: The Trips We’re Dreaming of Taking Next

***  16 Local, Low-Impact “Microadventure” Ideas for Pandemic Isolation and Social Distance

***  International Town Names That Will Crack You Up

***  5 Breathtaking U.S. National Forests

***  The Top Airlines of 2020

***  Books about survival -The Mountain Shepherd Adneture School book list

***  Respecting Wildlife in National Parks

***  10 Under-the-Radar U.S. Islands

***  The Best Road Trip Snacks, According to Our Editors

***  TANZANIA – I’m a Safari Guide, And Coronavirus Will Change the Future of Safaris

***  The American Pika

***  8 Ways Your Hotel Stay Will Be Different Post-Pandemic

***  5 Things That Surprised Me My First Time in Business Class

***  The National Parks Are Reopening. Here’s What We Know

***  9 Best Outdoor Towns in the U.S.

***  Rail Trail of the month for May 2020

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Environmental Nonprofit Graduate Intern Volunteer, Institute for Environmental Solutions, Denver, Colorado

2.)  Black Bear Educator, American Bear Association, Orr, MN

3.)  River Steward Intern, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Bellingham, WA

4.)  Animal Care and Education Internship, Seal Rescue Ireland, Wexford, Ireland

5.)  Social Media and Videography Internship, The Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster, Colorado

6.)  Conservation Leadership Development Program, Kupu Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

7.)  BLM Recreation and Trails Intern, Snowy River Cave NCA,  Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roswell Field Office, Conservation Corps New Mexico, Ft Stanton, New Mexico

 

*** Travel/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Bruneau-Owyhee Sage-Grouse Habitat (BOSH) Project Outreach Coordinator, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Boise, Idaho

2.)  Technical Editor, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

3.)  Trail Stewardship Leader, Colorado Mountain Club, Salida, CO

4.)  Coordinator, Government Relations and External Affairs, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, DC

5.)  Sanctuary Grounds Manager, American Bear Association, Orr, MN

6.)  Director of Activities (Immediate opening), Wilderness Adventure, New Castle, VA

7.)  Development and Marketing Coordinator, Four Mile Historic Park, Denver, Colorado

8.)  Park Ranger (Protection), National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Sitka, Alaska

9.)  Social Media and Videography Internship, The Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster, Colorado

10.)  Director of Communications, East Foundation San Antonio, Texas

11.)  Recreation Management Specialist, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Overgaard, Arizona

12.)  Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System, Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado

13.)  Climate Change Communications Manager, Lincoln Headquarters, Mass Audubon, Lincoln, MA

14.)  Biological Science Technician (Research Permits), Ash Mountain HQ, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, National Park Service, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Three Rivers, CA, California

15.)  Wayfinders Program Director, Camp ELSO, Kenton Action Plan, Portland, Oregon

16.)  Communication Officer, Oceans and Climate, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, California

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

None

 

***  Eastern Whip-poor-will

 

My recent foray up to Cressman’s Hollow once again brought me close to the nocturnal Eastern Whip-poor-will  They have a distinct call, which can be annoying if you are trying to sleep in your tent (in fact, we were surrounded by them).  If you go looking for them you can see the reflection of your flashlight in their eyes, but they are usually difficult to spot with their excellent woodland camoflage.  We drove out to Storybrook Trail and walked to the overlook to see the sunrise.  In doing so, we

So, yes, I’ve seen them, including a few up close and personal, but nothing like the 10 to 20 we saw on the road.

 

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Whip-poor-will/id

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gwj/recreation/natureviewing/recarea/?recid=79259&actid=50

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Whip-poor-will/id

http://www.nightjars.org/learn/

 

***  The Best State Park in Each State

By Morgan Love

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-best-state-park-in-each-state/

 

***  Overcoming Fears and Trepidation: Helping the Corporate Traveler Get Back On Board

By Matthew Parsons

https://skift.com/2020/05/20/overcoming-fears-and-trepidation-helping-the-corporate-traveler-get-back-on-board/

 

***  The Best Airline Boarding Music To Enjoy At Home

https://onemileatatime.com/airline-boarding-music/

 

***  What Should I Do With My Airline Points and Miles Right Now?

By Stefanie Waldek

https://www.fodors.com/news/rewards-programs/what-should-i-do-with-my-airline-points-and-miles-right-now

 

***  Complete guide to airline elite status during the coronavirus outbreak

By Andrew Kunesh

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/airline-elite-status-coronavirus/

 

***  15 Most Beautiful Places in the U.S.

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/15-most-beautiful-places-in-the-u-s/

 

***  Coronavirus Outbreak: Flight Compensation Guide

by Teodora Mitova

https://skyrefund.com/en/blog/coronavirus-flight-compensation-guide

 

***  Covid-19 – How to find your airline cancellation policy

https://www.iflyflat.com.au/blog/covid-19-airline-cancellation-guide

 

***  You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Eaten Fondue in a Swiss Hut

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/fondue-in-a-swiss-hut/

 

***  GARDEN ECOSYSTEMS – Designing spaces to support wildlife, protect the environment, and enhance our lives

https://anshome.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Garden-Ecosystems-Guide.pdf

 

***  HOW OUTDOOR GEAR COMPANIES ARE RESPONDING TO COVID-19

By Matt Heid

www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/how-outdoor-gear-companies-are-responding-to-covid-19

 

***  The Coolest Museum in Each State

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-coolest-museum-in-each-state/

 

***  Maps new and old offer shelter-in-place globe-trotting – and lessons in human history

By Walter Nicklin

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/maps-offer-shelter-in-place-globe-trotting/2020/04/30/04a16c2c-84bf-11ea-a3eb-e9fc93160703_story.html

 

***  20 Around-the-World Adventure Travel Ideas for 2020

By Ian Centrone

https://www.mensjournal.com/travel/20-global-adventure-travel-ideas-for-2020-that-anyone-can-do/

 

***  An Insider’s Predictions On Post-COVID-19 Adventure Travel

By Suzie Dundas

https://www.forbes.com/sites/suziedundas/2020/04/27/niche-travel-will-come-back-first-an-insiders-predictions-on-post-covid-19-adventure-travel/#4dc7e99c6c3e

 

***  10 BACKYARD NATURE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

By Steve Holt

https://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/10-backyard-nature-activities-for-kids

 

***  10 Things You Didn’t Know About the U.S. National Parks

By Jersey Griggs

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-u-s-national-parks/

 

***  Hidden Houses – Do You Know What These Are?

https://www.natureoutside.com/hidden-houses-know/

 

***  Travel Bucket List: The Trips We’re Dreaming of Taking Next

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/travel-bucket-list-ideas

 

***  16 Local, Low-Impact “Microadventure” Ideas for Pandemic Isolation and Social Distance

By Andy Cochrane

https://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/16-microadventures-for-the-pandemic/

 

***  International Town Names That Will Crack You Up

https://www.traveltrivia.com/funny-town-names-from-around-the-world/XqgZkXU1XQAGkivS

 

***  5 Breathtaking U.S. National Forests

By Tara Schatz

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/5-breathtaking-u-s-national-forests/

 

***  The Top Airlines of 2020

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/top-airlines-of-2020/

 

***  Books about survival

The Mountain Shepherd Adneture School book list

https://mountainshepherd.com/store/amazon-books/

 

***  Respecting Wildlife in National Parks

https://www.us-parks.com/nature-and-wildlife/respecting-wildlife-in-national-parks.html

 

***  10 Under-the-Radar U.S. Islands

By Kristine Hansen

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/under-the-radar-us-islands

 

***  The Best Road Trip Snacks, According to Our Editors

By MEGAN SPURRELL

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/road-trip-snacks

 

***  TANZANIA

 

I’m a Safari Guide, And Coronavirus Will Change the Future of Safaris

by ASHLEA HALPERN

April 20, 2020

 

The closing of camps impacts more than just the guides-it’ll change animal behavior and attract poachers, too.

 

Hamza Raza Visram is a leading safari guide for Asilia Africa. He joined the company in 2012 after graduating from the College of African Wildlife Management in Tanzania. Visram has guided at Dunia Camp and other luxury properties in the central Serengeti, Rubondo Island Camp on Lake Victoria, Kwihala Camp in Ruaha, and Roho ya Selous in the Selous Game Reserve. We called him up last week at his home in Bukoba, Tanzania, near the Ugandan border. With most camps shut down indefinitely and no tourists to speak of, Visram and other safari guides face an uncertain future.

 

March is when we started taking the virus seriously. Asilia did COVID-19 training for every staff member, especially guides and waiters–the people who face our guests the most. Hugging or handshakes were suddenly taboo. We washed our hands constantly and used hand sanitizer, and always left enough space between each [safari] vehicle.

 

We actually had clients staying at our camps through the end of March; they were super worried they wouldn’t be able to get a flight home. Other guests decided not to go back to their countries. The last two couples I guided were from Italy. They told me they were going to stay [in Tanzania] for three nights, then fly to Zanzibar and rent a house until the situation at home got better. They said they felt safer in Africa.

 

Now we have no guests. There are still a few bookings in June, but nothing for April or May; they’ve been canceled [or postponed]. April and May are the low season, at least, so many of our camps are closed anyway. But the situation we’re facing now with no clients at all? We are frustrated, I can tell you. Because now we have to find another means of surviving.

 

I usually do 45 to 60 days in the bush, and then take two weeks off, rotating through different properties. I am still working for Asilia full-time, but I can’t do anything because the camps are closed. The only thing I can do is admin work from home. Many other guides are losing their jobs, especially the young ones. They had short contracts, about three months, and their contracts aren’t being renewed. We recently trained some new guides, but we won’t hire them until things get better. A lot of smaller companies, especially, can’t afford to keep their guides. They might even go bankrupt. There is no government assistance, either. Guides are having to figure out other ways to sustain themselves. They’re starting small businesses, like in sugar or rice–things they can grow themselves and sell at market. This is a wake-up call.

 

I’m worried that a massive number of people in Tanzania will suffer. Our lockdown is voluntary, but most bars, clubs, and hotels are closed at the moment. If you don’t have an “essential” job, you’re being told to stay home. But a mandated lockdown would be a disaster in this country, because there are so many poor people who depend on their daily activity to eat.

 

Also, when there are no camps operating in the area, there is less movement of people and vehicles. This attracts poachers. I trust the government has already improved their strategy of how to protect the parks against poaching. It doesn’t make sense to patrol within the parks, because they cover such a huge area, so instead, they patrol the boundaries of the parks and nearby villages. That is where poachers are most likely to enter.

 

There will also be a big change in animal behavior, because now they can move more freely. Nobody’s disturbing them, like when there’s 20 cars stopping for a single lion laying in the grass. Or a leopard that’s 100 meters away, and there are 100 vehicles. Before they were not skittish; by the time we return, [the wildlife] will be scared of the vehicles and avoiding them. It won’t be the same experience.

I’m confident tourism will come back after this crisis passes, but it will change completely. It may start back up in six months but it will take a year and a half to two years to stabilize. Some countries will require expensive health insurance to visit; others will force travelers into a 10-day or two-week quarantine before they can go on safari. Some people don’t have that kind of vacation time, especially Americans. I also expect to see fewer older travelers or retirees, as they’re at higher risk [of contracting the virus].

 

There will be a big psychological impact as well – not just on travelers, but on Tanzanians. Some locals may believe visitors bring the disease in. People who follow the news and know what’s happening, [seeing foreigners] won’t be a big deal. But for local people who don’t work with tourists, they won’t understand.

 

What gives me hope is knowing a lot of people love to travel and that Tanzania is one of the nations people like to visit. But we may have to market more to locals [in the interim]. We had a good number of [city-based] Tanzanians coming to the bush this year, especially around Christmas and New Year’s. More and more, Tanzanians are learning the importance of tourism in their own country

 

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/im-a-safari-guide-and-coronavirus-will-change-the-future-of-safaris

 

***  The American Pika

https://www.us-parks.com/nature-and-wildlife/mammals/american-pika.html

 

***  8 Ways Your Hotel Stay Will Be Different Post-Pandemic

By Johanna Read

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/8-ways-your-hotel-stay-will-be-different-post-pandemic

 

***  5 Things That Surprised Me My First Time in Business Class

By Kellie Coppola

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/5-things-that-surprised-me-my-first-time-in-business-class/

 

***  The National Parks Are Reopening. Here’s What We Know

By Maggie Fuller

https://www.afar.com/magazine/when-will-the-national-parks-reopen-heres-what-we-know

 

***  9 Best Outdoor Towns in the U.S.

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/best-outdoor-towns-in-the-us/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month for May 2020

 

Montana’s Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Thompson Park)

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/may/11/montana-s-milwaukee-road-rail-trail-thompson-park/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Environmental Nonprofit Graduate Intern Volunteer, Institute for Environmental Solutions, Denver, Colorado

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-environmental-nonprofit-graduate-intern-volunteer-denver-colorado/3684377341

 

2.)  Black Bear Educator, American Bear Association, Orr, MN

https://www.americanbear.org/get-involved/volunteer/

 

3.)  River Steward Intern, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Bellingham, WA

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/552eaedce4b0dc86eeb1cddd/t/5e976b5aedfe5706afcc611a/1586981729179/River+Stewards+Flyer.pdf

 

4.)  Animal Care and Education Internship, Seal Rescue Ireland, Wexford, Ireland

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-seal-rescue-ireland—animal-care-and-education-internship-courtown-co-wexford-ireland-europe/1160066681

 

5.)  Social Media and Videography Internship, The Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster, Colorado

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/social-media-and-videography-internship-in-broomfield-boulder-colorado-us/

 

6.)  Conservation Leadership Development Program, Kupu Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

https://www.kupuhawaii.org/openings/#program-positions

 

7.)  BLM Recreation and Trails Intern, Snowy River Cave NCA,  Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roswell Field Office, Conservation Corps New Mexico, Ft Stanton, New Mexico

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-blm-recreation-and-trails-intern-ft-stanton-new-mexico/1410418413

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Bruneau-Owyhee Sage-Grouse Habitat (BOSH) Project Outreach Coordinator, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Boise, Idaho

https://www.partnersinthesage.com/blog/bosh-coordinator

 

2.)  Technical Editor, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

https://awc.careerwebsite.com/job/technical-editor/53812701/

 

3.)  Trail Stewardship Leader, Colorado Mountain Club, Salida, CO

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-trail-stewardship-leader-salida-colorado/193505776

 

4.)  Coordinator, Government Relations and External Affairs, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, DC

https://jobs.jobvite.com/defendersofwildlife/job/okgCcfw8

 

5.)  Sanctuary Grounds Manager, American Bear Association, Orr, MN

https://www.americanbear.org/get-involved/employment/

 

6.)  Director of Activities (Immediate opening), Wilderness Adventure, New Castle, VA

https://www.wilderness-adventure.com/about/employment

 

7.)  Development and Marketing Coordinator, Four Mile Historic Park, Denver, Colorado

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/development-and-marketing-coordinator-in-denver-colorado-us/

 

8.)  Park Ranger (Protection), National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Sitka, Alaska

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567951800

 

9.)  Social Media and Videography Internship, The Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster, Colorado

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/social-media-and-videography-internship-in-broomfield-boulder-colorado-us/

 

10.)  Director of Communications, East Foundation San Antonio, Texas

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-director-of-communications-san-antonio-texas/987458319

 

11.)  Recreation Management Specialist, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Overgaard, Arizona

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/569826000

 

12.)  Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System, Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/assistant-director-national-landscape-conservation-system-in-grand-junction-mesa-county-colorado-us/

 

13.)  Climate Change Communications Manager, Lincoln Headquarters, Mass Audubon, Lincoln, MA

https://www.nycfilmcrew.com/job/boston-film-jobs/climate-change-communications-manager-lincoln-headquarters-lincoln-ma/

 

14.)  Biological Science Technician (Research Permits), Ash Mountain HQ, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, National Park Service, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Three Rivers, CA, California

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568408000

 

15.)  Wayfinders Program Director, Camp ELSO, Kenton Action Plan, Portland, Oregon

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/wayfinders-program-director-portland-oregon-16652

 

16.)  Communication Officer, Oceans and Climate, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, California

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/54783-communication-officer-oceans-and-climate

 

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** Your Very Next Step is a service of the Job of the Week Network LLC
© 2020 The Job of the Week Network LLC
Edward Lundquist, ABC –
Editor and Publisher
Your Very Next Step
7813 Richfield Road
Springfield, VA 22153
Home office phone: (703) 455-7661
lundquist989@cs.com
www.nedsjotw.com

Published with Google Groups

 

Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2020

Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2020

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others — and less trouble.”

– Mark Twain

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Springfield, Virginia.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2020/04/19/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-march-april-2020/

 

***  Fellow travelers and wonder-seekers…

I like to include content in YVNS that encourages us to get out and see the world, experience nature, and connect with our fellow human beings all over this magnificent planet.  This is an unsettling time, however.  My family and I should be in Singapore right now, on our way to Bali.  But, instead, like you, we are home and hunkered down for the duration of the stay-at-home directives.  For now, we can read about places we’d rather be.  And we can always dream.

Share your bucket list with your fellow next-steppers.  Send me a list of the five places you really want to go to and the things you want to do and I’ll share in the YVNS newsletter.  It’s okay to dream right now!  Send your bucket list to Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the list for YVNS distribution.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.

***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned an email, ask nicely, and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps

 

***  Coronavirus and Travel: Everything You Need to Know

By MEGAN SPURRELL

***  Join the Hemmersbach Rhino Force

***  Make your dreams of space travel come true with a ride on a zero gravity flight

***  These Trekking Poles Changed the Way I Hike

***  Travel Biz Predictions For A Post COVID-19 World

***  101 Ways to Travel Without Leaving Your House

***  The ‘Not Hot List’ reveals the world’s most overlooked travel destinations

***  What Positive Travel Trends Could Come From Coronavirus?

***  As Airlines Refund Travelers, Here’s How to Get Cash Instead of a Voucher

***  5 Historic Lighthouses You Can Visit

***  15 Best Small-Town Museums in the U.S.

***  Coronavirus Air Travel: What Needs to Happen Before We Fly Again?

***  7 Stunning Sacred Sites from Around the World

***  10 Sacred Sites in America Worth Seeing

***  The Worst Vacations We’ve Ever Been On

***  6 Secret Canadian Towns

***  5 Stunning Canal Towns That Aren’t Venice

***  5 Underrated U.S. Capitals

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

***  Trail of the Month for April 2020

New Hampshire’s Londonderry Rail Trail

 

***  Trail of the Month for March 2020

Nebraska and Iowa’s Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

 

***  The Rock Island Trail is a 144-Mile Would Be Game-Changer for Missouri

 

***  11 Things to Do at Home When You Can’t Visit Your Favorite Trail

 

***  Six Ideas for Exploring and Celebrating Trails…Virtually at Home!

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Summer Backpacking Intern, Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, Opal Creek Wilderness, PORTLAND, OR

2.)  Environmental Education and Avian Care Interns, Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, Litchfield, Connecticut

3.)  Organizing and Outreach Coordinator, Association of Northwest Steelheaders, Milwaukie, OR

4.)  Seasonal Shorebird Technician (anticipated start date is in April 1st with an end date in August 31st), Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, The Trustees of Reservation Nantucket, Massachusetts

5.)  Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner and NRCS Partner Biologist, The Xerces Society, Portland, Oregon

6.)  Communications Intern-Carnivores-Minnesota, Wildlife Science Center, Stacy, Minnesota

7.)  Manatee Internship, Southeast Manatee Field Station, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tequesta, Florida

8.)  MUSSEL SURVEY PROGRAM, The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), Wilmington, DE

 

*** Travel/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Communications Manager, Wake Island National Wildlife Refuge, Chugach Government Solutions, Wake Island, HI

2.)  Seasonal Site Leader Positions, Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Fort Knox, KY

3.)  Fish And Wildlife Technician, Workplace Alaska, Kodiak, AK

4.)  Communications Associate, Part-Time, Surprise Lake Camp, New York, NY

5.)  Communications and Administrative Associate, Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors (ECO), Portland, Oregon

6.)  Project Leader- US Fish and Wildlife Service Urban Conservation Crew, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, mobilizegreen, Philadelphia, PA

7.)  Expedition & Community Outreach Coordinator, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA / Menlo Park, CA / Honolulu, HI desired

8.)  Communications Director, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC

9.)  Program Officer, Global Marine Conservation, Bronx Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society, NY, NY

0.)  Stream Watch Coordinator, Kenai Watershed Forum, Soldotna, Alaska

11.)  Operations Manager, Northeast Wilderness Trust, Montpelier, Vermont

12.)  Lodge Cook, Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, Opal Creek Wilderness, PORTLAND, OR

13.)  Young Adult Crew Leader – Fall, Idaho Conservation Corps, Boise, ID

14.)  Executive Director, Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Ashland, OR

15.)  Social Media and Outreach, Ocean Recovery Alliance Los Angeles, CA

16.)  Conservation Education Resource Assistant – Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho Conservation Corps, Ketchum, ID

17.)  Development and Advocacy Director, Great Burn Conservation Alliance, Missoula, MT

18.)  Executive Director, Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, Litchfield, Connecticut

19.)  Cherryvale Camp Communications Specialist, Boulder JCC, Boulder, CO

20.)  Outreach Specialist, The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), Wilmington, DE

21.)  Communications and Program Coordinator, Clackamas River Basin Council, Gladstone, OR

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

None

 

***  Coronavirus and Travel: Everything You Need to Know

By MEGAN SPURRELL

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/coronavirus

 

***  Join the Hemmersbach Rhino Force

https://rhino-force.org/

 

***  Make your dreams of space travel come true with a ride on a zero gravity flight

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/zero-g-flights-2020

 

***  These Trekking Poles Changed the Way I Hike

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/trailbuddy-trekking-poles/

 

***  Travel Biz Predictions For A Post COVID-19 World

By Jennifer Leigh Parker

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferleighparker/2020/03/31/travel-tech-predictions-for-a-post-covid-19-world/#37f42cbc15fa

 

***  101 Ways to Travel Without Leaving Your House

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/101-ways-to-travel-without-leaving-your-house

 

***  The ‘Not Hot List’ reveals the world’s most overlooked travel destinations

By KELLY MAGYARICS

Dakhla, Morocco. Tajikistan. The Haida Gwaii Islands. These are a few of the world’s most overlooked destinations and they also happen to be on Intrepid Travel’s just released Not Hot List.

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/overlooked-travel-destinations-not-hot-list

 

***  What Positive Travel Trends Could Come From Coronavirus?

By Sam Kemmis

https://www.heraldtribune.com/ZZ/business/20200406/what-positive-travel-trends-could-come-from-coronavirus

 

***  As Airlines Refund Travelers, Here’s How to Get Cash Instead of a Voucher

by MARK ELLWOOD

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/as-airlines-refund-travelers-heres-how-to-get-cash-instead-of-a-voucher

 

***  5 Historic Lighthouses You Can Visit

https://www.traveltrivia.com/historic-lighthouses/

 

***  15 Best Small-Town Museums in the U.S.

By Annie Bruce |

https://www.fodors.com/news/arts-culture/15-best-small-town-museums-in-the-us

 

***  Coronavirus Air Travel: What Needs to Happen Before We Fly Again?

by JESSICA PUCKETT

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/coronavirus-air-travel-what-needs-to-happen-before-we-fly-again

 

***  7 Stunning Sacred Sites from Around the World

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/7-stunning-sacred-sites-from-around-the-world/

 

***  10 Sacred Sites in America Worth Seeing

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-sacred-sites-in-america-worth-seeing/

 

***  The Worst Vacations We’ve Ever Been On

By Fodor’s Editors

Even travel writers have the occasional less-than-perfect getaway.

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/the-worst-vacations-weve-ever-been-on

 

***  6 Secret Canadian Towns

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/secret-canadian-towns/

 

***  5 Stunning Canal Towns That Aren’t Venice

https://www.traveltrivia.com/canal-towns-that-are-not-venice/

 

***  5 Underrated U.S. Capitals

By Jim Stewart

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/5-underrated-u-s-capitals/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

***  Trail of the Month for April 2020

New Hampshire’s Londonderry Rail Trail

By Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/april/06/new-hampshire-s-londonderry-rail-trail/

 

***  Trail of the Month for March 2020

Nebraska and Iowa’s Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

By Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/march/10/nebraska-and-iowa-s-bob-kerrey-pedestrian-bridge/

 

***  The Rock Island Trail is a 144-Mile Would Be Game-Changer for Missouri

By Cindy Barks

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2019/december/17/the-rock-island-trail-is-a-144-mile-would-be-game-changer-for-missouri/

 

***  11 Things to Do at Home When You Can’t Visit Your Favorite Trail

By Laura Stark and Amy Kapp

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/april/13/11-things-to-do-at-home-when-you-can-t-visit-your-favorite-trail/

 

***  Six Ideas for Exploring and Celebrating Trails…Virtually at Home!

By Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/april/10/six-ideas-for-exploring-and-celebrating-trails-virtually-at-home/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Summer Backpacking Intern, Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, Opal Creek Wilderness, PORTLAND, OR

https://www.opalcreek.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Summer-Backpacking-Intern-Job-Description.pdf

 

2.)  Environmental Education and Avian Care Interns, Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, Litchfield, Connecticut

https://www.ripleyconservancy.org/avian-care-and-environmental-education-intern.html

 

3.)  Organizing and Outreach Coordinator, Association of Northwest Steelheaders, Milwaukie, OR

https://nwsteelheaders.org/employment/

 

4.)  Seasonal Shorebird Technician (anticipated start date is in April 1st with an end date in August 31st), Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, The Trustees of Reservation Nantucket, Massachusetts

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-seasonal-shorebird-technician—nantucket-nantucket-massachusetts/898864841

 

5.)  Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner and NRCS Partner Biologist, The Xerces Society, Portland, Oregon

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-farm-bill-pollinator-conservation-planner-and-nrcs-partner-biologist-portland-oregon/19171508

 

6.)  Communications Intern-Carnivores-Minnesota, Wildlife Science Center, Stacy, Minnesota

http://www.wildlifesciencecenter.org/internship

 

7.)  Manatee Internship, Southeast Manatee Field Station, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tequesta, Florida

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-manatee-internship-tequesta-florida/3370815013

 

8.)  MUSSEL SURVEY PROGRAM, The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), Wilmington, DE

http://www.delawareestuary.org/science-and-research/freshwater-mussels/freshwater-mussels-volunteer-surveys/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Communications Manager, Wake Island National Wildlife Refuge, Chugach Government Solutions, Wake Island, HI

https://bit.ly/2Viud1e

 

2.)  Seasonal Site Leader Positions, Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Fort Knox, KY

http://copperheadconsulting.com/employment-opportunities/

 

3.)  Fish And Wildlife Technician, Workplace Alaska, Kodiak, AK

https://www.optresume.com/fish-and-wildlife-technician-iii-job-in-kodiak-ak-view-678a5d79225f4758

 

4.)  Communications Associate, Part-Time, Surprise Lake Camp, New York, NY

https://www.jccworks.com/Search.htm?ID=E4C7ACF3

 

5.)  Communications and Administrative Associate, Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors (ECO), Portland, Oregon

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/communications-and-administrative-associate-portland-oregon-15956

 

6.)  Project Leader- US Fish and Wildlife Service Urban Conservation Crew, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, mobilizegreen, Philadelphia, PA

https://www.glassdoor.com/job-listing/project-leader-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-urban-conservation-crew-mobilizegreen-JV_IC1152672_KO0,67_KE68,81.htm

 

7.)  Expedition & Community Outreach Coordinator, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA / Menlo Park, CA / Honolulu, HI desired

https://schmidtocean.org/job-post/expedition-and-community-outreach-coordinator/

 

8.)  Communications Director, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/e577c299859e4e65b3c40a4523d31507-communications-director-rails-to-trails-conservancy-washington

 

9.)  Program Officer, Global Marine Conservation, Bronx Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society, NY, NY

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25965&siteid=5168#jobDetails=490482_5168

 

10.)  Stream Watch Coordinator, Kenai Watershed Forum, Soldotna, Alaska

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-stream-watch-coordinator-soldotna-alaska/4160971304

 

11.)  Operations Manager, Northeast Wilderness Trust, Montpelier, Vermont

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/54023-operations-manager

 

12.)  Lodge Cook, Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, Opal Creek Wilderness, PORTLAND, OR

https://www.opalcreek.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Lodge-Cook-Job-Description-002.pdf

 

13.)  Young Adult Crew Leader – Fall, Idaho Conservation Corps, Boise, ID

https://www.idahocc.org/pdf/2020yacr.pdf

 

14.)  Executive Director, Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Ashland, OR

https://www.cascadesiskiyou.org/jobs

 

15.)  Social Media and Outreach, Ocean Recovery Alliance Los Angeles, CA

https://www.oceanrecov.org/about/join-our-team.html

 

16.)  Conservation Education Resource Assistant – Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho Conservation Corps, Ketchum, ID

https://www.idahocc.org/pdf/R4%20Sawtooth%20RAP%20Ed%20Assistant%20Announcement.pdf

 

17.)  Development and Advocacy Director, Great Burn Conservation Alliance, Missoula, MT

https://www.greatburn.org/uploads/1/2/5/1/125184004/gbcadevelopmentadvocacydirector2020-1-27-20-final.pdf

 

18.)  Executive Director, Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, Litchfield, Connecticut

https://www.ripleyconservancy.org/executive-director-career-opportunity.html

 

19.)  Cherryvale Camp Communications Specialist, Boulder JCC, Boulder, CO

https://www.jccworks.com/Search.htm?ID=4569843A

 

20.)  Outreach Specialist, The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), Wilmington, DE

http://delawareestuary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Outreach-Specialist-Description.pdf

 

21.)  Communications and Program Coordinator, Clackamas River Basin Council, Gladstone, OR

http://clackamasriver.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Communication_and_Program_Coordinator.pdf

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2020

Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2020

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“A monk asks: Is there anything more miraculous than the wonders of nature? The master answers: Yes, your awareness of the wonders of nature.”

– Angelus Silesius

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Catania, Sicily, Italy.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2020/02/23/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-january-february-2020/

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the  for YVNS distribution.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.

***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned an email, ask nicely, and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps

***  Stone from island off Croatia made White House and ancient Roman palace

***  7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Going on Safari in Kenya

***  10 American Lakes You Need to Explore

***  The Coolest Undiscovered Lakes in the U.S.

***  5 U.S. Hikes for People Who Hate Hiking

***  These Are the Items People Love to Steal From Hotels

***  Four experts on cheap travel share their best tips for maximizing value while vacationing

***  How Safe Are Volcano Tours?

***  How to Know when You’re Buying Too Much Stuff! (Humor)

***  Laysan Albatross

***  Hotel Etiquette: What You Can Take Home

***  33 Free Hotel Items to Take Home

***  5 Jaw-Dropping Aquariums Around the World

***  Should I get a SIM card or an international roaming plan?

***  Fall in Love With the 11 U.S. National Scenic Trails

***  An etiquette lesson: What you are allowed to take home from your hotel room

***  12 Best Travel Insurance Policies and Why You Need Them

***  Strangest Vending Machines You Can Find Around the World

***  10 airline liveries that will catch any AvGeek’s eye

***  10 Traditional Skills You Should Learn

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

Trail of the Month for February 2020

North Carolina’s Thermal Belt Rail Trail

 

Trail of the Month for January 2020

Illinois’ MCT Goshen Trail

 

Trail of the Month for December 2019

New York’s Ashokan Rail Trail

 

A View From … The Great American Rail-Trail

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Seasonal Intern Mexican Spotted Owl Monitoring, New Mexico and Arizona, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Fort Collins, Colo.

2.)  Manatee Internship, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tequesta, FL

3.)  Birding Intern (paid), Mono Lake Committee, Lee Vining, CA

4.)  Trail Construction and Maintenance Internship, Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Rockfall, Connecticut

5.)  Forestry or Trail Crew Member – Nevada Conservation Corps (Summer) (This is an AmeriCorps position), The Great Basin Institute, Reno, NV

6.)  Media Intern (Starts May 26, 2020), Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Skagway, AK

7.)  Animal Care Intern, Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary, Tyler, Texas

8.)  Paid internship in Alaska – Natural History Museum and Raptor Center, American Bald Eagle Foundation, Haines, AK

 

*** Travel/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Executive Director, Alaska Huts Association, Anchorage, AK

2.)  Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Philadelphia Outward Bound School, Philadelphia, PA

3.)  Expedition Instructors/Insight Facilitators, Philadelphia Outward Bound School, Philadelphia, PA

 

4.)  Therapeutic Recreational Wilderness Guides, Tongass National Forest, Alaska Crossings, Wrangell, Alaska

5.)  Outdoor Recreation Coach, AmeriCorps, Main Street Skowhegan, Skowhegan, ME

6.)  Paid Communications & Science Delivery Resource Assistant, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station (NRS), MobilizeGreen Madison, WI

7.)  Manager, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, African Wildlife Foundation, Washington, District of Columbia

8.)  Director, Global Center for Species Survival, Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis, Indiana

9.)  Public Affairs Director, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), Boulder, CO

10.)  Communications Manager, Colorado State Forest Service Fort Collins, Colorado, US

11.)  Media Director, WildEarth Guardians, Denver, Colorado

12.)  Adaptive Outdoor Instructor, Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, Breckenridge, CO

13.)  Conservation Legacy Fellow, Conservation Legacy, San Francisco, California

14.)  Interpretive Naturalist (part time), Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Hayward, CA

15.)  High Alpine Field Instructor, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Colorado Springs, CO

16.)  Communications Officer, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Madison, WI

17.)  Outreach Specialist, Watercraft Inspection Program (WIP), Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD), South Lake Tahoe, California

18.)  Public Information Specialist, Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD), Lake Tahoe, California

19.)  Digital Marketing Specialist, Fargo Park District, Fargo, ND

20.)  Executive Director, Native American Land Conservancy, Coachella, CA

21.)  Marketing and Development Manager, The Wetland Conservancy, Portland, Oregon

22.)  Course Advisor, Northwest Outward Bound School, Portland, Oregon

23.)  Avian Ecologist, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Fort Collins, Colo.

24.)  Conservation Science Director, Coral Reef Alliance, Oakland, CA

25.)  Oceans Campaigner, Center for Biological Diversity, Oakland, California

26.)  Sanctuary Director – Oak Knoll & Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuaries, Mass Audubon, Attleboro, MA

276.)  Climate Change Communications Manager, Mass Audubon, Lincoln, MA

28.)  Pathways to Nature Preschool – Substitute Teacher,  Boston Nature Center, Mass Audubon, Mattapan, MA

29.)  Camp Communications Coordinator, Bowers School Farm, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

30.)  Director of Corporate Communications and Media, American Forests, Washington, DC

31.)  Grants and Communications Manager, City Kids Wilderness Project, Washington, DC

32.)  Camp Administrator and Coordinator, Alaska Center Education Fund, Anchorage, Alaska

33.)  Manager, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, African Wildlife Foundation, Washington, DC

34.)  Part-time Communications Lead, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Juneau, AK

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

February 22-March 1                      Catania, Sicily, Italy; La Spezia, Italy; London UK

April 18-29                                           Singapore; Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

 

***  Stone from island off Croatia made White House and ancient Roman palace

Janet Podolak

https://www.news-herald.com/news/stone-from-island-off-croatia-made-white-house-and-ancient/article_d89b03c3-dae6-5e2f-927f-9103cfd18c2f.html

 

***  7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Going on Safari in Kenya

By Jennifer Flowers

https://www.afar.com/magazine/how-to-pack-for-a-safari-in-kenya

 

***  10 American Lakes You Need to Explore

By Morgan Love |

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-american-lakes-to-explore-this-summer/

 

***  The Coolest Undiscovered Lakes in the U.S.

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-best-kept-secret-lakes-in-the-u-s/

 

***  5 U.S. Hikes for People Who Hate Hiking

US NATIONAL PARKS

By Kellie Coppola

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/5-hikes-for-people-who-hate-hiking/

 

***  These Are the Items People Love to Steal From Hotels

By Audrey Farnsworth

https://www.fodors.com/news/hotels/these-are-the-items-people-love-to-steal-from-hotels

 

***  Four experts on cheap travel share their best tips for maximizing value while vacationing

By Kate Silver

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/the-benefits-of-budget-travel-go-beyond-the-savings-for-these-adventurers/2019/11/21/5f3c5a90-07d1-11ea-924a-28d87132c7ec_story.html

 

***  How Safe Are Volcano Tours?

By Katharine Gammon

https://www.afar.com/magazine/are-volcano-tours-safe

 

***  How to Know when You’re Buying Too Much Stuff! (Humor)

By Steve Stolper

https://www.natureoutside.com/know-youre-buying-much-stuff-humor/

 

***  Laysan Albatross

The Moli or Laysan albatross may spend years over the open ocean without ever touching land!

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/kilauea_point/wildlife_and_habitat/Laysan_albatross.html

 

***  Hotel Etiquette: What You Can Take Home

BY CHARLYN KEATING

https://www.tripsavvy.com/take-things-from-your-room-1895668

 

***  33 Free Hotel Items to Take Home

https://www.nomadwallet.com/33-free-hotel-items-take-home/

 

***  5 Jaw-Dropping Aquariums Around the World

By Erin De Santiago

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/jaw-dropping-aquariums-around-the-world/

 

***  Should I get a SIM card or an international roaming plan?

By Christopher Elliott

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/should-i-get-a-sim-card-or-an-international-roaming-plan/2019/10/30/7539ea2e-f11a-11e9-8693-f487e46784aa_story.html

 

***  Fall in Love With the 11 U.S. National Scenic Trails

By Morgan Love

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/meet-the-11-u-s-national-scenic-trails/

 

***  An etiquette lesson: What you are allowed to take home from your hotel room

By Christopher Elliott

https://born2invest.com/articles/what-you-can-cannot-take-home-from-hotel-room/

 

***  12 Best Travel Insurance Policies and Why You Need Them

by SUZANNE ROWAN KELLEHER

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/best-travel-insurance

 

***  Strangest Vending Machines You Can Find Around the World

https://www.traveltrivia.com/strangest-vending-machines/

 

***  10 airline liveries that will catch any AvGeek’s eye

By Benet Wilson

https://thepointsguy.com/news/best-airline-liveries/

 

***  10 Traditional Skills You Should Learn

By Steve Stolper

https://www.natureoutside.com/10-traditional-skills-you-should-learn/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

 

 

 

***  Trail of the Month for February 2020

North Carolina’s Thermal Belt Rail Trail

by Cindy Barks

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/february/11/north-carolina-s-thermal-belt-rail-trail/

 

***  Trail of the Month for January 2020

Illinois’ MCT Goshen Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2020/january/13/illinois-mct-goshen-trail/

 

***  Trail of the Month for December 2019

New York’s Ashokan Rail Trail

By Cory Matteson

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2019/december/03/new-york-s-ashokan-rail-trail/

 

***  Home Trailblog A View From … The Great American Rail-Trail

A View From … The Great American Rail-Trail

By Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2019/january/23/a-view-from-the-great-american-rail-trail/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Seasonal Intern Mexican Spotted Owl Monitoring, New Mexico and Arizona, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Fort Collins, Colo.

https://birdconservancy.org/portfolio/msointernship/

 

2.)  Manatee Internship, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tequesta, FL

https://myfwc.com/research/manatee/research/internships/se-fl-intern/

 

3.)  Birding Intern (paid), Mono Lake Committee, Lee Vining, CA

https://www.monolake.org/mlc/jobs

 

4.)  Trail Construction and Maintenance Internship, Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Rockfall, Connecticut

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-trail-construction-and-maintenance-internship-rockfall-connecticut/793285693

 

5.)  Forestry or Trail Crew Member – Nevada Conservation Corps (Summer) (This is an AmeriCorps position), The Great Basin Institute, Reno, NV

http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?adata=EMZu2zwgeJf7fyfvfth7t2VZ66aH7SnVEvNm6s8DnZcHRrq51IhvJn2Nc54DWmhTx3ehVoqqjQHtVyVtA4wo2SCzJEIwuxYnUNUiKL26yubO%2bKQYs9kF%2b5%2fnFIZsB0VrX5Q2valW8uZHrBpNjhby9DqJCGB7fNM%2fmTEBVNcl3ddMyf4M%2bMLwsbXVfIttzglUOtJ3DXETQPIS1k148ZVX1g33J67YK80VTKW0s1XJEZFw3p8VfMhq4NMWTId2zv8teg%3d%3d

 

6.)  Media Intern (Starts May 26, 2020), Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Skagway, AK

https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/media-intern/po-00729674

 

7.)  Animal Care Intern, Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary, Tyler, Texas

https://tigercreek.org/internships/

 

8.)  Paid internship in Alaska – Natural History Museum and Raptor Center, American Bald Eagle Foundation, Haines, AK

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-paid-internship-in-alaska—natural-history-museum-and-raptor-center-haines-alaska/1232080053

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Executive Director, Alaska Huts Association, Anchorage, AK

https://www.alaskahuts.org/alaska-huts/staff/

 

2.)  Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Philadelphia Outward Bound School, Philadelphia, PA

https://www.philaculture.org/what-we-do/job-bank/marketing-communications-coordinator-1

 

3.)  Expedition Instructors/Insight Facilitators, Philadelphia Outward Bound School, Philadelphia, PA

https://outwardboundphiladelphia.org/connect/careers/field-staff-job/

 

4.)  Therapeutic Recreational Wilderness Guides, Tongass National Forest, Alaska Crossings, Wrangell, Alaska

http://www.backdoorjobs.com/alaskacrossings.html

 

5.)  Outdoor Recreation Coach, AmeriCorps, Main Street Skowhegan, Skowhegan, ME

https://www.barefootstudent.com/other/jobs/full-time/outdoor_recreation_coach_1920391443

 

6.)  Paid Communications & Science Delivery Resource Assistant, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station (NRS), MobilizeGreen Madison, WI

https://mobilizegreen.applicantpro.com/jobs/1271131.html

 

7.)  Manager, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, African Wildlife Foundation, Washington, District of Columbia

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1647895059/

 

8.)  Director, Global Center for Species Survival, Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis, Indiana

https://www.indianapoliszoo.com/jobs-volunteer/available-positions/director-global-center-for-species-survival/

 

***  From Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List:

 

9.)  Public Affairs Director, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), Boulder, CO

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/public-affairs-director-in-boulder-colorado-us/

 

10.)  Communications Manager, Colorado State Forest Service Fort Collins, Colorado, US

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/communications-manager-in-fort-collins-larimer-county-colorado-us/

 

11.)  Media Director, WildEarth Guardians, Denver, Colorado

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/media-director-in-denver-colorado-us/

 

12.)  Adaptive Outdoor Instructor, Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, Breckenridge, CO

https://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/jobs/adaptive-outdoor-instructor-in-breckenridge-stephens-county-texas-us/

 

13.)  Conservation Legacy Fellow, Conservation Legacy, San Francisco, California

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/51860-conservation-legacy-fellow

 

14.)  Interpretive Naturalist (part time), Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Hayward, CA

https://www.haywardrec.org/DocumentCenter/View/3805/HSIC-Naturalist-Job-Announcement-HARD-web?bidId=

 

15.)  High Alpine Field Instructor, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Colorado Springs, CO

https://www.rmfi.org/sites/default/files/hero_content/files/RMFI%20HIFI%20Job%20Announcement_2020_1.pdf

 

***  From Big Shoes Network:

 

16.)  Communications Officer, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Madison, WI

https://www.bigshoesnetwork.com/job/communications-officer/wisconsin-department-of-tourism/19677

 

17.)  Outreach Specialist, Watercraft Inspection Program (WIP), Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD), South Lake Tahoe, California

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-outreach-specialist-south-lake-tahoe-california/597327301

 

18.)  Public Information Specialist, Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD), Lake Tahoe, California

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-public-information-specialist-lake-tahoe-california/272885605

 

19.)  Digital Marketing Specialist, Fargo Park District, Fargo, ND

https://fargoparks.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512950.viewjobdetail&CID=512950&JID=722281

 

20.)  Executive Director, Native American Land Conservancy, Coachella, CA

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-executive-director-coachella-california/4236428731

 

***  From Mac’s List:

 

21.)  Marketing and Development Manager, The Wetland Conservancy, Portland, Oregon

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/marketing-and-development-manager-portland-oregon-14984

 

22.)  Course Advisor, Northwest Outward Bound School, Portland, Oregon

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/course-advisor-portland-oregon-14543

 

23.)  Avian Ecologist, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Fort Collins, Colo.

https://birdconservancy.org/about-us/employment/

 

24.)  Conservation Science Director, Coral Reef Alliance, Oakland, CA

https://environmentalcareer.com/job/35976/conservation-science-director/

 

25.)  Oceans Campaigner, Center for Biological Diversity, Oakland, California

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/51893-oceans-campaigner

 

26.)  Sanctuary Director – Oak Knoll & Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuaries, Mass Audubon, Attleboro, MA

https://www.massaudubon.org/jobs/sanctuary-director-oak-knoll-attleboro-springs-wildlife-sanctuaries

 

27.)  Climate Change Communications Manager, Mass Audubon, Lincoln, MA

https://www.massaudubon.org/jobs/climate-change-communications-manager

 

28.)  Pathways to Nature Preschool – Substitute Teacher,  Boston Nature Center, Mass Audubon, Mattapan, MA

https://www.massaudubon.org/jobs/pathways-to-nature-preschool-substitute-teacher

 

29.)  Camp Communications Coordinator, Bowers School Farm, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-camp-communications-coordinator-bloomfield-hills-michigan/116583567

 

30.)  Director of Corporate Communications and Media, American Forests, Washington, DC

https://www.americanforests.org/employment/job-posting-director-of-corporate-communications-and-media/

 

31.)  Grants and Communications Manager, City Kids Wilderness Project, Washington, DC

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/51369-grants-and-communications-manager

 

32.)  Camp Administrator and Coordinator, Alaska Center Education Fund, Anchorage, Alaska

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/52025-camp-administrator-and-coordinator

 

33.)  Manager, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, African Wildlife Foundation, Washington, DC

https://www.idealist.org/en/amp/nonprofit-job/d5650c1f20b74c8da9ec1d1f9f3ea34e-manager-public-relations-and-corporate-communications-african-wildlife-foundation-washington

 

34.)  Part-time Communications Lead, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Juneau, AK

https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/part-time-communications-lead/

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2019

Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2019

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.    

– T. S. Eliot

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Monterey, California.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2019/12/03/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-november-december-2019/

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the  for YVNS distribution.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.

***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned an email, ask nicely, and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps

***  The One Food to Try in Every State

***  How a volcanic eruption saved a tiny Indonesian island (from itself)

***  10 Packing Mistakes You’re Making and How to Avoid Them

***  10 Edible Insects For Survival

***  Harry’s Cafe De Wheels

***  Is Paying for an Airport Lounge REALLY Worth It?

***  Did these epic Iranian sand dunes bury an entire civilization?

***  Recommended Winter Day Hiking Gear List

***  WHITE MOUNTAIN HUTS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

***  6 Best Tents For All Seasons

***  Seal soup for dinner? Get to know Greenland’s Inuit cuisine

***  10 Things That Should Be In Everyone’s Carry-On

***  Once war-torn, Slovenia has become a green retreat

***  Wildlife Photography Advice From The Experts

***  The Jet Lag Survival Guide

***  Rudiments Of Building A Proper Campfire

***  News flash: This is the only travel companion you’ll ever need

***  HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND TREAT THE FIRST SIGNS OF HYPOTHERMIA IN THE BACKCOUNTRY

***  Great Hikes: A Presidential Traverse

***  The Nordic woman with the right to roam

***  In the Greek islands, a ‘slow travel’ sailing odyssey to the far Ionians

***  5 Things You Should Never Do When Booking a Flight

***  How to Master the Art of Doing Nothing on a Beach

***  Grown-up camps are nostalgic escapes for adults. Here are 6 tips to make the most of your trip.

***  9 Luxurious Castle Hotels in Italy Where You Can Sleep Like Royalty

***  6 Of The World’s Greatest Rail Journeys

***  OUTDOOR SAFETY: TIPS FOR PARENTS

***  How to Melt Snow…Without Burning a Hole in Your Cooking Pot

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

Trail of the Month: November 2019

Massachusetts and New Hampshire’s Nashua River Rail Trail

 

Trail of the Month: October 2019

Arizona’s Grand Canyon Greenway Trail

 

West Virginia and Pennsylvania’s Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  VOLUNTEER ALPINE STEWARDS,  Franconia Ridge and on Mt. Washington summit cone trails, Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, Mass.

2.)  Interpretation/Visitor Center 2020, Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest, AZ

3.)  Trail Watch, Law Enforcement Department, Forest Preserves of Cook County, River Forest, IL

4.)  Wilderness Internships, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation, Red Lodge, MT

5.)  Backcountry Intern, Student Conservation Association, The Maze district in Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT

6.)  ADVENTURE LOGISTICS INTERNSHIP,  Wilderness Collective, Los Angeles, CA

7.)  Trail Crew, Thumb’s Cove State Marine Park, Caines Head State Recreation Area, and Decision Point

8.)  MARINE CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, Intern Africa, Tofu Beach, Mozambique

 

*** Travel/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Specialist, External Affairs, The National Park Foundation, Washington, DC

2.)  In-20020 Internal Communications Intern, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC

3.)  Early Detection/Rapid Response Invasive Plant Management Crew Leader – California, The Great Basin Institute with the National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, CA

4.)  Naturalist and Environmental Educator AmeriCorps Intern, The Great Basin Institute with the National Park Service, Reno, NV

5.)  Communications Manager/Research Director, Bull Run Mountains Conservancy, Broad Run, VA

6.)  Social Media Manager,  Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (Remote)

7.)  Water Resources Communications Specialist (Communications Consultant 3), Department of Ecology, Lacey, WA

8.)  Global Communications Intern, Conservation International Arlington, VA

9.)  Education Outreach Coordinator, Mohonk Preserve New Paltz, Hudson Valley, New York

10.)  Research and Communications Fellow, Western Conservation Foundation, Seattle, Washington

11.)  Marketing & Events Coordinator – Minnesota, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever, White Bear Lake, MN

12.)  Naturalist Guide, Camp Denali and North Face Lodge, Kantishna, Alaska

13.)  Assistant Program Manager, Big Creek Outdoor Education Center, Flathead National Forest (Glacier

View District), The Glacier Institute, Columbia Falls, MT

14.)  Director of Marketing, Communications & Experience (Hilo / Kona), Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden, Papa‘ikou, HI

15.)  Outdoor Programs Flatwater Kayaking Instructor, REI, Beltsville, MD

16.)  Park Ranger (P) (Emergency Services Coordinator), Lake Mead National Recreation Area, National Park Service, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Boulder City, NV

17.)  AMC Guided Outdoors Youth Environmental & Outdoor Educator, White Mountain National Forest, Appalachian Mountain Club, Gorham, NH

18.)  Membership Engagement Manager, Direct Mail Communications, AMC HQ Office,  Appalachian Mountain Club , Boston, MA

19.)  Park Ranger (River Patrol), Dinosaur National Monument, National Park Service, Department of the Interior,  Dinosaur, Colorado

20.)  Wilderness Camp Director, Manice Education Center (MEC), Christodora, Florida, MA

21.)  Students In Wilderness Initiative (SIWI) Coordinator, Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions, Albuquerque, NM

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

Dec 2-4                 Monterey, CA

 

***  The One Food to Try in Every State

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-one-food-to-try-in-every-state/

 

***  How a volcanic eruption saved a tiny Indonesian island (from itself)

By Marco Ferrarese

https://adventure.com/indonesia-volcano-una-una/

 

***  10 Packing Mistakes You’re Making and How to Avoid Them

By Julia Hammond

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-packing-mistakes-youre-making-and-how-to-avoid-them/

 

***  10 Edible Insects For Survival

By The Outdoor Wear Team

https://theoutdoorwear.com/10-edible-insects-for-survival/

 

***  Harry’s Cafe De Wheels

https://www.harryscafedewheels.com.au/history

 

***  Is Paying for an Airport Lounge REALLY Worth It?

By Amy Beth Wright and Derek Wright A

https://www.fodors.com/news/travel-tips/is-paying-for-an-airport-lounge-really-worth-it

 

***  Did these epic Iranian sand dunes bury an entire civilization?

By Marco Ferrarese

https://adventure.com/iran-sand-dunes-varzaneh/

 

***  Recommended Winter Day Hiking Gear List

By Philip Werner

https://sectionhiker.com/winter-day-hiking-gear-list/

 

***  WHITE MOUNTAIN HUTS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/huts

 

***  6 Best Tents For All Seasons

By The Outdoor Wear Team

https://theoutdoorwear.com/6-best-tents-for-all-seasons/2/

 

***  Seal soup for dinner? Get to know Greenland’s Inuit cuisine

By Lola Akinmade Åkerström

https://adventure.com/inuit-food-greenland-cuisine/

 

***  10 Things That Should Be In Everyone’s Carry-On

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-things-that-should-be-in-everyones-carry-on/

 

***  Once war-torn, Slovenia has become a green retreat

By Mary Winston Nicklin

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/once-war-torn-slovenia-has-become-a-green-retreat/2019/11/26/2e599e22-0b07-11ea-bd9d-c628fd48b3a0_story.html

 

***  Wildlife Photography Advice From The Experts

https://theoutdoorwear.com/wildlife-photography-advice-from-the-experts/

 

***  The Jet Lag Survival Guide

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-jet-lag-survival-guide/

 

***  Rudiments Of Building A Proper Campfire

By the Outdoor Wear Team

https://theoutdoorwear.com/rudiments-of-building-a-proper-campfire/

 

***  News flash: This is the only travel companion you’ll ever need

By Oliver Pelling

https://adventure.com/instant-coffee-best-in-the-world/

 

***  HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND TREAT THE FIRST SIGNS OF HYPOTHERMIA IN THE BACKCOUNTRY

Dr. Tom Trimarco

https://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/mtn-medicine-how-to-recognize-and-treat-the-first-signs-of-hypothermia-in-the-backcountry

 

***  Great Hikes: A Presidential Traverse

By Philip Werner

https://sectionhiker.com/great-hikes-a-presidential-traverse/

 

***  The Nordic woman with the right to roam

By Maddy Savage & Benoit Derrier

http://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20190507-the-nordic-woman-with-the-right-to-roam

 

***  In the Greek islands, a ‘slow travel’ sailing odyssey to the far Ionians

By William Powers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/in-the-greek-islands-a-slow-travel-sailing-odyssey-to-the-far-ionians/2019/11/27/ac84f120-f685-11e9-a285-882a8e386a96_story.html

 

***  5 Things You Should Never Do When Booking a Flight

https://www.traveltrivia.com/never-do-when-booking-a-flight/

 

***  How to Master the Art of Doing Nothing on a Beach

By Jennifer Flowers

https://www.afar.com/magazine/how-to-master-the-art-of-doing-nothing-on-a-beach

 

***  Grown-up camps are nostalgic escapes for adults. Here are 6 tips to make the most of your trip.

By Wilder Shaw

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/grown-up-camps-are-nostalgic-escapes-adults-here-are-tips-make-most-your-trip/

 

***  9 Luxurious Castle Hotels in Italy Where You Can Sleep Like Royalty

By Megan Murphy

https://www.fodors.com/world/europe/italy/experiences/news/9-luxurious-castle-hotels-in-italy-where-you-can-sleep-like-royalty

 

***  6 Of The World’s Greatest Rail Journeys

https://theoutdoorwear.com/6-of-the-worlds-greatest-rail-journeys

 

***  OUTDOOR SAFETY: TIPS FOR PARENTS

By Kristen Laine

https://www.outdoors.org/articles/blogs/great-kids-great-outdoors-blog/outdoor-safety-tips-for-parents

 

***  How to Melt Snow…Without Burning a Hole in Your Cooking Pot

By Philip Werner

https://sectionhiker.com/how-to-melt-snow-without-burning-a-hole-in-your-cooking-pot/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

 

 

Trail of the Month: November 2019

Massachusetts and New Hampshire’s Nashua River Rail Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2019/november/08/massachusetts-and-new-hampshire-s-nashua-river-rail-trail/

 

Trail of the Month: October 2019

Arizona’s Grand Canyon Greenway Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2019/october/16/arizona-s-grand-canyon-greenway-trail/

 

West Virginia and Pennsylvania’s Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2019/december/05/west-virginia-and-pennsylvanias-parkersburg-to-pittsburgh-corridor/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  VOLUNTEER ALPINE STEWARDS,  Franconia Ridge and on Mt. Washington summit cone trails, Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, Mass.

 

Volunteer Alpine Stewards provide outreach education to help protect the fragile alpine ecosystem above tree line in the White Mountains. As they hike along the Franconia Ridge and on Mt. Washington summit cone trails, Stewards engage with hikers about Leave No Trace principles, alpine ecology, trail conditions, and backcountry safety. Stewards monitor alpine plants at designated research plots, collecting data for AMC’s Mountain Watch, and perform light trail maintenance. The Volunteer Alpine Steward Program is a partnership between the Appalachian Mountain Club, the White Mountain National Forest, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

 

Essential qualifications include prior experience hiking White Mountain trails, especially above treeline; an outgoing, friendly personality; and knowledge about outdoor gear and backcountry safety.

 

To receive an application to become a Volunteer Alpine Steward, please contact the Outdoor Program Centers Volunteer Coordinator at amcvolservices@outdoors.org.

 

2.)  Interpretation/Visitor Center 2020, Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest, AZ

https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=8221

 

3.)  Trail Watch, Law Enforcement Department, Forest Preserves of Cook County, River Forest, IL

https://fpdcc.com/volunteer/trail-watch/

 

4.)  Wilderness Internships, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation, Red Lodge, MT

https://abwilderness.org/projects/wilderness-internships/

 

5.)  Backcountry Intern, Student Conservation Association, The Maze district in Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT

https://careerhooks.com/Backcountry-nbsp-intern-at-Student-Conservation-Association-near-Arlington-VA/m7SptRIg

 

6.)  ADVENTURE LOGISTICS INTERNSHIP,  Wilderness Collective, Los Angeles, CA

https://wildernesscollective.com/internship/

 

7.)  Trail Crew, Thumb’s Cove State Marine Park, Caines Head State Recreation Area, and Decision Point Marine State Park, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Resurrection Bay, Seward, AK

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/vip/vvitrlcr.htm

 

8.)  MARINE CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, Intern Africa, Tofu Beach, Mozambique

https://intern-africa.eu/marine-conservation-volunteer-mozambique/

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Specialist, External Affairs, The National Park Foundation, Washington, DC

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=c77264ea-0378-4b2a-b88d-d06bed974763&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=309169

 

2.)  In-20020 Internal Communications Intern, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC

https://jobs.livecareer.com/l/in-20020-internal-communications-intern-world-wildlife-fund-fd8d9ad3c66ce5d140ecfcbeaf18a9ce

 

3.)  Early Detection/Rapid Response Invasive Plant Management Crew Leader – California, The Great Basin Institute with the National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, CA

http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=TAM&req=2019-RAP-095

 

4.)  Naturalist and Environmental Educator AmeriCorps Intern, The Great Basin Institute with the National Park Service, Reno, NV

https://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/?adata=EDHgjx03QJPsax5ftdBQD8Kw9idgvAlY5wP7F0NwYsGIcJJTGe9Ruoh1sXf1BUOVZikZLckGF2u6llkpgVimd7x%2b%2fr1SY07klsJUX2Hk79My3WnGE%2fkOdQ7LAiOg5Edgqx6eX3TH44fVPaLc%2bAyYMICYnxBtIDwJiuwTz1ywE3W6TuTkGnQa86dB6vWfK1JN12eqq29jeDEe0Fg0AqOTRUc%3d

 

5.)  Communications Manager/Research Director, Bull Run Mountains Conservancy, Broad Run, VA

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/9be4de7a35594f04b929feca0d6ff6a9-communications-managerresearch-director-bull-run-mountains-conservancy-broad-run

 

6.)  Social Media Manager,  Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (Remote)

https://appalachiantrail.org/home/about-us/careers/position-description/social-media-manager

 

7.)  Water Resources Communications Specialist (Communications Consultant 3), Department of Ecology, Lacey, WA

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2221081/communications-specialist-3-communications-consultant-3

 

8.)  Global Communications Intern, Conservation International Arlington, VA

https://jobs.livecareer.com/l/global-communications-intern-conservation-international-6c7fc0f0d4025602617cd8aeda15623d

 

9.)  Education Outreach Coordinator, Mohonk Preserve New Paltz, Hudson Valley, New York

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/51383-education-outreach-coordinator

 

10.)  Research and Communications Fellow, Western Conservation Foundation, Seattle, Washington

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/research-and-communications-fellow-seattle-washington-13834

 

11.)  Marketing & Events Coordinator – Minnesota, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever, White Bear Lake, MN

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-marketing–events-coordinator—minnesota-white-bear-lake-minnesota/2464600039

 

12.)  Naturalist Guide, Camp Denali and North Face Lodge, Kantishna, Alaska

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-naturalist-guide-kantishna-alaska/2022844089

 

13.)  Assistant Program Manager, Big Creek Outdoor Education Center, Flathead National Forest (Glacier

View District), The Glacier Institute, Columbia Falls, MT

https://www.glacierinstitute.org/images/2020%20Job%20Descriptions/2020%20Assistant%20Program%20Manager%20Job%20Description%20Big%20Creek%202020.pdf

 

14.)  Director of Marketing, Communications & Experience (Hilo / Kona), Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden

Papa‘ikou, HI

https://www.idealist.org/en/amp/nonprofit-job/7193633716e6419dbb9ad1944583b77e-director-of-marketing-communications-experience-hilo-kona-hawaii-tropical-bioreserve-garden-papaikou

 

15.)  Outdoor Programs Flatwater Kayaking Instructor, REI, Beltsville, MD

https://jobs.livecareer.com/l/outdoor-programs-flatwater-kayaking-instructor-rei-bf19aeed215ff82f57b5dcc123434864

 

16.)  Park Ranger (P) (Emergency Services Coordinator), Lake Mead National Recreation Area, National Park Service, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Boulder City, NV

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551808200

 

17.)  AMC Guided Outdoors Youth Environmental & Outdoor Educator, White Mountain National Forest, Appalachian Mountain Club, Gorham, NH

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0069e8e9-aaba-4b74-ac6a-a6ccadb65927&ccId=1125625467_1842&type=MP&lang=en_US

 

18.)  Membership Engagement Manager, Direct Mail Communications, AMC HQ Office,  Appalachian Mountain Club , Boston, MA

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0069e8e9-aaba-4b74-ac6a-a6ccadb65927&ccId=1127230443_4216&type=MP&lang=en_US

 

19.)  Park Ranger (River Patrol), Dinosaur National Monument, National Park Service, Department of the Interior,  Dinosaur, Colorado

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552317600

 

20.)  Wilderness Camp Director, Manice Education Center (MEC), Christodora, Florida, MA

http://www.christodora.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/MEC-Camp-Director-Job-.pdf

 

21.)  Students In Wilderness Initiative (SIWI) Coordinator, Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions, Albuquerque, NM

https://www.cottonwoodgulch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SIWI-Coordinator.pdf

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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(And So The Story Is Told)

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Your Very Next Step newsletter for September / October 2019

Your Very Next Step newsletter for September / October 2019

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books.  Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters.”

– St. Bernard of Clairvaux

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2019/10/07/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-september-october-2019/

 

***  If you are not receiving this newsletter via the new Google Groups list, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com to get on the  for YVNS distribution.

 

“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to lundquist989@cs.com.

***  To subscribe for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned an email, ask nicely, and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps

***  Ten Tips for Adventure Travel

***  What I Wish I’d Known Before Going Abroad My First Time

***  These Free Airline Perks Will Change the Way You Travel

***  11 Lost Cities You Can Actually Visit

***  Mogmog island: the perfect place to be shipwrecked?

***  Our Favorite Travel Gadgets for In-Flight Productivity

***  11 Edible Plants Found In The Wild

***  Thinking of Visiting a Popular Tourist Destination? Try These More Affordable Alternatives Instead

***  Gallery: An exclusive look at Turkish Airlines’ new lounges at Istanbul Airport

***  Chasing the Aurora Borealis – Hordes of tourists are flocking to the Arctic in search of the elusive glow

***  10 Incredible Things to Do in Bears Ears National Monument

***  A Brief History of the Pacific Crest Trail

***  The 24 American UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ranked

***  The best free tour guides in the world are here

***  What travelers should know about hurricane season, before or during a trip

***  My 50 Best Travel Tips After 9 Years Traveling The World

***  7 Non Traditional Ways To Start A Fire

***  The Hardest Backcountry Permits To Get (and How You Can Get Them)

***  Unhappy with your travel loyalty program? Join the crowd.

***  10 Tourist Attractions Where You Should Spend a Little Extra Time

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

 

 

  • Seven Bucket List Rail-Trail Destinations Around the World

 

  • The Great American Rail-Trail Experience: Connections to Our National Scenic and Historic Trails

 

  • Rail Trail of the Month: September 2019

Michigan’s Falling Waters Trail

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Volunteer Long Trail Patrol, Mt. Tabor Work Center, Danby Camp for the Civilian Conservation Corps, Green Mountain Club, Mt. Tabor, Vermont

2.)  Volunteer – hiking trails and historical ruin maintenance and repair (December 1 – December 8),

3.)  Volunteer Traik Work (Saturday December 7, 2019) The Trail Center, Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, CA

4.)  Protecting Migratory Pathways, Dartmouth Outing Club, Hanover, NH

5.)  Volunteer, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA

 

*** Travel/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Forest Service, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Vallejo, CA

2.)  Wildlife Communications Liaison/Sr. Research Investigator, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

3.)  Visitor Services Information Assistant, Androscoggin Ranger District, White Mountain National Forest, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Gorham, New Hampshire

4.)  Human-Wildlife Conflict CE Advisor,  University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Half Moon Bay, CA

5.)  International Conservation Ocean Campaigner, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

6.)  Director of Conservation, Catalina Island Conservancy, Long Beach, CA

7.)  Part-Time driver for the Jeep Eco-Tour Department, , Catalina Island Conservancy, Long Beach, CA

8.)  Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader, Conservation Corps, Austin, Texas

9.)  Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnership, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, Mesa County, Colorado

10.)  Freelance Human Rights & Wildlife Conservation Writers, Arcus Foundation, NY, NY

 

11.)  Governmental Affairs Manager, Ducks Unlimited, Washington, DC

12.)  Communications Manager, National Audubon Society, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA

13.)  Canadian Communications Specialist, Stand, Vancouver, BC, Canada

14.)  Communications Associate, Aldo Leopold Foundation Inc., Baraboo, Wisconsin

15.)  Program Associate, Course and Gear Library Operations, Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT), Earth Island Institute, San Francisco, CA

16.)  Senior Officer, Pew – Conservation International Ocean Alliance (Campaign Strategies/Marine Protected Areas), The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

17.)  Communication Manager, Cascade Forest Conservancy, Portland, Oregon

18.)  Executive Director, Madison River Foundation, Ennis, MT

19.)  Wilderness Therapist, Full-Time, Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness, Clayton, Georgia

20.)  Outdoor Education Instructor, Cody Outdoor Classroom, Camp Cody, Freedom, NH

 

21.)  Vice President, Communications, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, DC

22.)  Communications and Outreach Officer, Global Coral Reef Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society, Flexible, New York

23.)  Senior Communications Manager, National Wildlife Federation, Annapolis, MD

24.)  Communications and Outreach Specialist, Sussex Conservation District, Georgetown, DE

25.)  Legislative Advocate–Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Washington, DC

26.)  Interpretive Naturalist, Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, Hayward, CA

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update  to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

Ocr 5-12                                               Sydney, Australia

Nov 2-12                                              Chania, Crete, Greece / Rijeka, Croatia

 

***  Ten Tips for Adventure Travel

https://blog.theclymb.com/out-there/10-tips-adventure-travel/

 

***  What I Wish I’d Known Before Going Abroad My First Time

By Vivian

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/what-i-wish-id-known-before-going-abroad-my-first-time/

 

***  These Free Airline Perks Will Change the Way You Travel

By Emily Manthei

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/these-free-airline-perks-will-change-the-way-you-travel

 

***  11 Lost Cities You Can Actually Visit

By Jen Rose Smith

https://www.afar.com/magazine/11-lost-cities-you-can-actually-visit

 

***  Mogmog island: the perfect place to be shipwrecked?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/mar/30/mogmog-island-shipwrecked-family

 

***  Our Favorite Travel Gadgets for In-Flight Productivity

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/our-favorite-travel-gadgets-for-in-flight-productivity/

 

***  11 Edible Plants Found In The Wild

https://theoutdoorwear.com/11-edible-plants-found-in-the-wild/

 

***  Thinking of Visiting a Popular Tourist Destination? Try These More Affordable Alternatives Instead

https://time.com/5612383/affordable-travel-destinations/

 

***  Gallery: An exclusive look at Turkish Airlines’ new lounges at Istanbul Airport

By Kurt Hofmann

https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/gallery-exclusive-look-turkish-airlines-new-lounges-istanbul-airport

 

***  Chasing the Aurora Borealis

Hordes of tourists are flocking to the Arctic in search of the elusive glow.

By James Lasdun

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/29/chasing-the-aurora-borealis

 

***  10 Incredible Things to Do in Bears Ears National Monument

By Shoshi Parks

https://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/utah/experiences/news/10-incredible-things-to-do-in-bears-ears-national-monument

 

***  A Brief History of the Pacific Crest Trail

By Brad Lane

https://blog.theclymb.com/out-there/brief-history-pacific-crest-trail/

 

***  The 24 American UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ranked

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-24-american-unesco-heritage-sites-ranked/

 

***  The best free tour guides in the world are here

https://www.guruwalk.com/

 

***  What travelers should know about hurricane season, before or during a trip

By Hannah Sampson

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2019/08/31/what-travelers-should-know-about-hurricane-season-before-or-during-trip/

 

***  My 50 Best Travel Tips After 9 Years Traveling The World

by Matthew Karsten

https://expertvagabond.com/best-travel-tips/

 

***  7 Non Traditional Ways To Start A Fire

https://theoutdoorwear.com/7-non-traditional-ways-to-start-a-fire

 

***  The Hardest Backcountry Permits To Get (and How You Can Get Them)

https://blog.theclymb.com/tips/the-hardest-adventure-permits-to-get-2/

 

***  Unhappy with your travel loyalty program? Join the crowd.

By Christopher Elliott

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/unhappy-with-your-travel-loyalty-program-join-the-crowd/2019/09/05/41845258-c9c1-11e9-a1fe-ca46e8d573c0_story.html

 

***  10 Tourist Attractions Where You Should Spend a Little Extra Time

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/10-tourist-attractions-where-you-should-spend-a-little-extra-time/

 

***  Rail Trail of the month:

 

 

 

Seven Bucket List Rail-Trail Destinations Around the World

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2019/september/27/seven-bucket-list-rail-trail-destinations-around-the-world/

 

The Great American Rail-Trail Experience: Connections to Our National Scenic and Historic Trails

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2019/september/23/the-great-american-rail-trail-experience-connections-to-our-national-scenic-and-historic-trails/

 

Trail of the Month: September 2019

Michigan’s Falling Waters Trail

by Laura Stark

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2019/september/11/michigan-s-falling-waters-trail/

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Volunteer Long Trail Patrol, Mt. Tabor Work Center, Danby Camp for the Civilian Conservation Corps, Green Mountain Club, Mt. Tabor, Vermont

https://www.greenmountainclub.org/volunteers/volunteer-long-trail-patrol/

 

2.)  Volunteer – hiking trails and historical ruin maintenance and repair (December 1 – December 8),

Cinnamon Bay Campground, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, Virgin Islands

The island of St. John in Virgin Islands National Park needs your help more than ever! The island was devastated from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the summer of 2017. Volunteers will be working on hiking trails as well as historical ruin maintenance and repairs within Virgin Islands National Park. Volunteers will work to maintain and stabilize park trails and historical ruins that have been severely damaged from hurricanes. The work will include running weed whackers, clearing brush with loppers…

 

https://americanhiking.org/volunteer-vacation-trip/virgin-islands-national-park-3/

 

3.)  Volunteer Traik Work (Saturday December 7, 2019) The Trail Center, Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, CA

https://www.trailcenter.org/events/saturday-december-7-2019-hidden-villa/

 

4.)  Protecting Migratory Pathways, Dartmouth Outing Club, Hanover, NH

https://myatstory.appalachiantrail.org/home/community/events/2019/11/09/default/protecting-migratory-pathways

 

5.)  Volunteer, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA

https://www.nps.gov/alca/getinvolved/volunteer.htm

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

***  From Joe Navratil:

 

Captain Ned,

 

Appreciate if you can run this in jotw. Media Plans/SC position with the Forest Service in Wine Country. Open to federal employees only.

Thanks,

Joe

 

Thank you ~

 

Joe Navratil

Director of Public Affairs and Communications

Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Region

Vallejo, CA

 

1.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Forest Service, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Vallejo, CA

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546973900

 

2.)  Wildlife Communications Liaison/Sr. Research Investigator, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

https://jobs.ama.org/job/wildlife-communications-liaisonsr-research-investigator/50898874/

 

3.)  Visitor Services Information Assistant, Androscoggin Ranger District, White Mountain National Forest, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Gorham, New Hampshire

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546908400

 

4.)  Human-Wildlife Conflict CE Advisor,  University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Half Moon Bay, CA

https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/human-wildlife-conflict-ce-advisor-san-francisco-bay-area/

 

5.)  International Conservation Ocean Campaigner, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

www.daybook.com/jobs/M3hKYQ9snzhSpHy9z

 

6.)  Director of Conservation, Catalina Island Conservancy, Long Beach, CA

https://www.catalinaconservancy.org/userfiles/files/Job%20Description-%20August%202019%20Director%20of%20Conservation.pdf

 

7.)  Part-Time driver for the Jeep Eco-Tour Department, , Catalina Island Conservancy, Long Beach, CA

https://www.catalinaconservancy.org/userfiles/files/Jan%202019%20Job%20Description-Part-Time%20%20Jeep%20Eco%20Tour%20Driver.pdf

 

8.)  Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader, Conservation Corps, Austin, Texas

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-conservation–disaster-crew-leader-austin-texas/1584926448

 

9.)  Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnership, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, Mesa County, Colorado

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546637300

 

10.)  Freelance Human Rights & Wildlife Conservation Writers, Arcus Foundation, NY, NY

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/49652-freelance-human-rights-wildlife-conservation-writers

 

11.)  Governmental Affairs Manager, Ducks Unlimited, Washington, DC

www.daybook.com/jobs/Gkm6KNSwkXb6AexSb

 

12.)  Communications Manager, National Audubon Society, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/4139/communications-manager/job

 

13.)  Canadian Communications Specialist, Stand, Vancouver, BC, Canada

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/68d78cd0bdeb461ab26559b62b6731fa-canadian-communications-specialist-stand-wwwstandearth-vancouver

 

14.)  Communications Associate, Aldo Leopold Foundation Inc., Baraboo, Wisconsin

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-communications-associate-baraboo-wisconsin/2646320947

 

15.)  Program Associate, Course and Gear Library Operations, Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT), Earth Island Institute, San Francisco, CA

https://www.bawt.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Job-Description-Program-Associate-Courses-and-Gear-Library-7.23.19.pdf

 

16.)  Senior Officer, Pew – Conservation International Ocean Alliance (Campaign Strategies/Marine Protected Areas), The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

https://www.idealist.org/en/job/0bccf4e7a02a423c9924f1c8ed21eef7-senior-officer-pew-conservation-international-ocean-alliance-campaign-strategiesmarine-protected-areas-the-pew-charitable-trusts-washington

 

***  From Mac’s List:

 

17.)  Communication Manager, Cascade Forest Conservancy, Portland, Oregon

https://jobs.macslist.org/job/communication-manager-portland-oregon-12809

 

18.)  Executive Director, Madison River Foundation, Ennis, MT

www.daybook.com/jobs/xaqL9gCfwjk4Sg4zr

 

19.)  Wilderness Therapist, Full-Time, Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness, Clayton, Georgia

http://blueridgewilderness.com/2018/12/06/wilderness-therapist/

 

20.)  Outdoor Education Instructor, Cody Outdoor Classroom, Camp Cody, Freedom, NH

https://www.occupationwild.com/cody-outdoor-classroom

 

21.)  Vice President, Communications, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, DC

https://www.daybook.com/jobs/TSc94aoBaR2tYPsgK

 

22.)  Communications and Outreach Officer, Global Coral Reef Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society, Flexible, New York

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/50510-communications-and-outreach-officer-global-coral-reef-conservation

 

23.)  Senior Communications Manager, National Wildlife Federation, Annapolis, MD

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-senior-communications-manager-annapolis-maryland/247570920

 

24.)  Communications and Outreach Specialist, Sussex Conservation District, Georgetown, DE

https://jobs.iabc.com/job/communications-and-outreach-specialist/50841332/

 

25.)  Legislative Advocate–Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Washington, DC

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/b9032afa2a2f4890b4af435c1b4d7e1b-legislative-advocate-southern-utah-wilderness-alliance-southern-utah-wilderness-alliance-washington

 

26.)  Interpretive Naturalist, Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, Hayward, CA

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-interpretive-naturalist-hayward-california/1927893371

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** Your Very Next Step is a service of the Job of the Week Network LLC
© 2018 The Job of the Week Network LLC
Edward Lundquist, ABC –
Editor and Publisher
Your Very Next Step
7813 Richfield Road
Springfield, VA 22153
Home office phone: (703) 455-7661
lundquist989@cs.com
www.nedsjotw.com

Published with Google Groups

 

Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

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