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A Wildlife Expert Made The Same Grave Mistake As Those Yellowstone Bison 'Rescuers'

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green

Two months after well-meaning tourists were shamed for their misguided attempt to rescue a baby bison in Yellowstone National Park, a federal investig...

Americans: 'Our Crown Jewel National Park System Worth $92 BILLION to Us!'

Audrey Peterman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

Let us demand of Congress that they allocate the budget required by the Park Service to appropriately care for our Crown Jewels.

LGBTQ History Is American History

Will Shafroth | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Will Shafroth

Established last Friday as the 412th national park site, the ground on which we stood bore witness to the events of June 28, 1969 that helped shape the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement.

A National Park Service for the Next 100 Years

Jose Calderon | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Jose Calderon

On August 25, 2016, our nation will celebrate an incredible milestone - the 100th year anniversary of the founding of the national parks. Called by some the "best idea we ever had," the centennial, which is officially being commemorated by the National Park Service, will officially launch the next 100 years of park stewardship through a whole host of events, including recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

33 Sites to Discover in California

Matt Emerson | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Matt Emerson

If you are wandering in The Golden State and looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, you don't have to look too far to find some of the nation...

The Best Of Zion National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

In the 1860s, Mormon pioneers settled in what is now known as Zion National Park in southern Utah. When they arrived they thought it to be so beautiful, holy with its towering natural cathedrals made of rock, that they called it Zion, a nod to Little Zion found in scripture in the Bible's Old Testament.

Exploring The Grand Canyon, Inside And Out

Stefanie Payne | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

There will never be a photograph captured of the Grand Canyon that can adequately describe its depth, breadth, and true beauty. Its canyon walls have stories that we will never hear and beholds a history that our eyes will never see.

The President, a Muir & the Buffalo Soldiers in Yosemite This Weekend?!

Audrey Peterman | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

Wow!! The very thought fills me with ecstasy. They say time is circular, not linear, and the time has come around again for a President of the United ...

President's Upcoming National Parks Visit Underscores Legacy of Protection, Focus on Diversity

Maite Arce | Posted 06.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

As President Obama and his family plan a summer vacation this month, it seems only natural they would tour two of America's most iconic national park ...

Fireflies That Blink in Sync Return to Tennessee

Atlas Obscura | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Good Morning #Tennessee Anybody heading to see the Synchronous Fireflies in the @greatsmokynps? #gsmnp #fireflies— Instag...

5 Areas To Explore That Will Enhance Your Glacier National Park Experience...

Matt Emerson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel
Matt Emerson

A trip to Glacier National Park is an adventure that you will treasure the rest of your life. Located along the Canadian border in western Montana, G...

Bishop's Brand of Public Lands Bashing Won't Fly in Maine

Michael Conathan | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Michael Conathan

In America's West, vast national forests are owned by and open to the public. By comparison, in many parts of the Northeast, the closest many folks get to wilderness is the median strip of Interstate 95. As a result, Northeast residents like myself fiercely protect our ability to use and enjoy the forests, lakes, and coastlines to which access still exists.

8 Reasons to Go to Arizona's Saguaro National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

There is no symbol more emblematic of the American southwest than the saguaro tree -- standing tall with two arms reaching out from it toward the sky.

America's Desert Playground: Joshua Tree National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 05.30.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

It's difficult to measure all of the positives that can come from just one visit to a U.S. National Park.

Friday Talking Points -- Paul Ryan, Democrat?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Has Paul Ryan become so disaffected with Donald Trump that he quietly changed political parties, when no one was looking? We know the Washington Post just made a typo, but still, it's fun to think about, right?

No, America's National Parks Are Not for Sale. A Q&A With National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis

Will Shafroth | Posted 05.27.2016 | Green
Will Shafroth

I am often asked about the role of corporate partners and how their philanthropy supports the National Park System. More recently, I've heard concerns about commercialization attaching itself to the national parks themselves.

Corporations Could Soon Advertise in Our National Parks

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The Grand Canyon, brought to you by Budweiser. Verizon signs throughout Yellowstone. The thought of advertising in our national parks is nauseating. But it could happen.

Tally Ho

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Since the inception of the National Park Service 100 years ago, individual parks have kept lists of what animals and plants live in them.

The Future of Our Public Lands Depends on Public Support from ALL Americans

Maite Arce | Posted 05.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

As America's National Park Service celebrates its centennial this summer, we have a responsibility to create a vision for the next century that focuses on the importance of public lands for all Americans.

Corporate Support for National Parks: America's Best Idea

Joe Waters | Posted 05.13.2016 | Impact
Joe Waters

Last April my family checked a big destination off our bucket list: the Grand Canyon. Looking out over its colorful, steep slopes we were hushed into ...

Why I Say #ThanksObama for Every Kid in a Park

Will Shafroth | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Will Shafroth

Every child deserves the opportunity to cultivate his or her own unique connections to these incredible places, experiencing for themselves all that our national parks and other federal lands and waters have to offer.

City Shaping VII: Connecting San Antonio

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.10.2016 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Parks and open spaces are taking center stage in North America's urban renaissance as multi-purpose catalysts and vital connective tissue. The reuse a...

The White House Fence Could Get Even Higher If This Plan Is Approved

Reuters | Sara Bondioli | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

(Corrects spelling of name in paragraph 4 and 5 to Dougherty from Doherty) By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - A proposal for a higher, stron...

The Best of Death Valley National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

With names of iconic locations like Badwater, Funeral Mountain, the Devil's Golf Course, and Death right in the name of the parkland, it's clear that this landscape on the California/Nevada state line was a torment to early visitors.

Parks for Healthy Cities -- Time to Fill Our Prescription

Jad Daley | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Jad Daley

Taking the extra step to actually prescribe park visits and recreation as a health solution helps make this link between parks and health even more direct.