Bighorn Canyon is Now on Facebook
Contact: Chris Wilkinson, 406-666-2351
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is proud to announce its new Facebook page. The park is entering the realm of social networking in its continued search for innovative ways to perform outreach to the public and developing new audiences. Facebook is the premier social networking tool on the web. It reportedly has 300 million active users and it is estimated that 50% logon at least once a day. Many National Park Service units now have featured pages using this tool.
The page will serve a variety of needs. First and foremost, it will be used to announce up to the minute news about what is taking place in the park. Examples of this could include, up to the date wildland fire information, road closures, visitor center hours, interpretive programming and special events. In the past, news items could take anywhere from a day to several weeks to trickle down into communities, now using tools such as Facebook there is an opportunity to give immediate information around the clock.
One of the most exciting aspects of the Bighorn Canyon NRA Facebook page will be the ability to interface with visitors and friends of the park. The page has areas for discussion, feedback, and other types of constructive commentary. Visitors can even link to their own dramatic photos they have taken in the park.
The park hopes that all those visitors, interested community members and any others who have a compelling interest in Bighorn Canyon will take the time to help us make this Facebook page a unique asset in reaching out to our visitors.
To become a friend and join Bighorn Canyon NRA go to: www.facebook.com and type Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in the search box.
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