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The Power of Place

Theresa Pierno | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Theresa Pierno

There are places in America where events occurred that are so powerful, they helped shape our nation's history and culture--and must never be forgotte...

The American Bison: Bringing People Together and Bridging the Political Divide

John F. Calvelli | Posted 04.27.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

These days it appears that there are few things that bring Democrats and Republicans together, especially during a contentious presidential election y...

Primitive Camping at the Dry Tortugas

Stefanie Payne | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Ideally, our route along the Greatest American Road Trip should coincide with park seasonality. While we would love to be able to visit the national p...

Backcountry Camping, Everglades National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 01.25.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Islands covered in mangrove trees, with their wrangling and tyrannical roots, are not made for walking on or pitching a tent if you get lost among the...

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.10.2016 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

Bill Nye Wants You To Get Out There And Explore America's National Parks

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green

Bill Nye has a simple explanation when asked why Americans should be grateful for our national parks: "They're precious, they're priceless and they ne...

The Role of Corporate Partners in National Park Philanthropy

Neil Mulholland | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

I am often asked what my thoughts are on philanthropy's role in helping to protect and preserve our national parks. It is a fair question and I feel strongly about the answer. Philanthropy, in all forms, is essential to the existence and future of America's national parks.

Breathing New Life Into America's Front Yard

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 11.18.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Ask anyone where Constitution Gardens is, and they're as likely to say it's in Philadelphia as in Washington, D.C.

'Conflict Oysters': Feds Face Greens in California Food Fight

Curtis Ellis | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Curtis Ellis

The conflict isn't between armed factions in an African kleptocracy, but between a family farm north of San Francisco and the federal government that wants to shut it down.

World Water Day: Reflections From Our National Parks

Theresa Pierno | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Across the country, our Great Waters, which are recognized for their national significance, provide drinking water for millions, support critical jobs...

Arlene Torres or Why Anthropology Still Matters (Part II)

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 08.30.2013 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

As politicians continue to debate immigration policy, efforts to better grasp the particularities of life in diverse communities have become even more relevant.

Homeless To Chow Down On National Park's Deer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.02.2013 | DC

The National Park Service delivered 600 pounds of frozen venison earlier this week to D.C. Central Kitchen (DCCK), which will distribute the meat to D...

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: In Search Of Missile Silos In South Dakota | Paul Brady | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

The most terrifying thing about the mothballed missile silo in South Dakota is that it's just sitting there, right off Exit 116 on Interstate 90, a fe...

Honoring Achievements of Hispanic Food Producers, But No Engagement With Their Struggles

Gary Paul Nabhan | Posted 11.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Gary Paul Nabhan

Secretary Salazar may also be on the wrong side of history if he maintains that sustainable food production is inherently antithetical to healthy national parks.

National Parks: Rational Access

Edward Flattau | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

Local merchants have protested that these moves damage business by closing off areas popular with fishermen, even though a depressed economy and high gas prices might well explain any recent visitor decline.

Less Lip, More Action: Time to Connect Kids With Nature

Susan Smartt | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
Susan Smartt

The needs are clear -- environmentally literate youth who are prepared for the future. The solution is simple -- connect children to nature via informal science education. It's not a new concept.

Occupy the Maine Woods!

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Angry anti-government guys calling the gift of private property for the purpose of creating a public park a "government takeover," is not going to solve Marine's welfare problem, or any other problem.

Tree Hugging Is Back in Style

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
Charles A. Birnbaum

The Olmsted Elm served as one of the most symbolic living witnesses to the birth of landscape architecture and city shaping in America.

Whitewashing Scientific Misconduct at the Department of the Interior: Into the Intellectual Wilderness

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

A report on the Point Reyes National Seashore debacle from the Department of the Interior has been released that acknowledges the scientific arguments of damage from the oyster farm are false.

National Parks Vital to Preserving America's Great Outdoors

Tom Kiernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Kiernan

We hope the Obama Administration makes national parks a cornerstone in any forward-thinking initiative on public lands.

What Have You Got to Give? How to Add Action to Hope

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

America's largest contributors to charity are not the rich, but everyday hard-working men and women like yourself.