Source and Resources

I utilize a plethora of maps, books, websites, guides, and other sources in my travels, writing, and research.  This is my attempt to (occasionally) compile them alphabetically, all in one place, for your reference.

Birds and Bird Calls

Beginners Guide to Birdsong

How to Learn Bird Call Songs

Educational Resources  

Waters of Life: A Survey of a Riparian Area -Printable handout and background  information can be utilized to learn about the land near water in Yellowstone National Park (NPS)

Who Eats Who? – Printable Predator Prey Chart (NPS) for Glacier N.P.

Guide Books

Your Guide to the National Parks – Our favorite parks guide book.  We don’t visit a park without it.


Mike’s Maps – Links to National Park maps via Mike Oswald’s Your Guide to the National Parks

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore Society – Fund-raising organization that runs the Mount Rushmore Bookstores

National Park Advocates and Programs

Arrowhead Store – National Park Gear

Every Kid in a Park – Have a kid in 4th grade?  Help them get their free Annual National Parks pass for your entire family!

National Park Foundation – The Official Charitable Partner of the National Park Service

National Park Service & Park Research

Find Your Park

National Park Service

National Park Service Centennial

Yellowstone Ecological Research Center

Personal Recommendations


Estes Park Lodging  – Our go to for a nice stay right on the doorstep of Rocky Mountain National Park

Service and Service Learning 


Teaching with Historical Places – Service learning lesson plans and resources (NPS)

Wilderness Therapy

New Vision Wilderness Therapy