There are more than 7,500 state parks plotted across the U.S., all of which feature attractions that reach beyond your typical interpretation of a picturesque park.
The RNC is clearly on the wrong side of this issue. Surveys show it. Economic reports show it. Public sentiment shows it.
Chaco is one of the amazing places still left in the West where the night sky lights up with stars. The new designation also recognizes the park's efforts to reduce light pollution and its public outreach programs at the national park and its observatory.
They are the places where people experience and come to care about the natural world. And why would anyone work, sacrifice -- and, yes, vote -- to protect a planet they have not come to know and love?
Leave no trace is an ethos that pervades society's thinking about the great outdoors, and we need to extend that thinking to urban landscapes like the National Mall.
In our opinion, there is no better place to celebrate Earth Day than in our National Parks.
The United States maintains more than 6,000 federally-protected sites, spanning over 1 million square miles and totaling roughly 27 percent of the U.S.'s entire land area.
There's not a fancy spa within the park's boundary and you won't run into massive tour buses clogging the roads; it's a park for those who want to get off the paved path and explore.
If you venture across the National Mall, you will find precious few memorials to women. At one end, Abraham Lincoln's stoic face scans the two-mile-long lawn. In the middle is the monument to George Washington.
The effort to work with women, local communities, indigenous peoples, and youth has never been more pronounced.
In order to build the National Park Service for posterity, we all have to make at least a small effort to block attempts to destroy it. Clearly, the GOP is only concerned with scoring points with fringe wackadoodles who can't seem to remember anything that happened prior to January 20, 2009.
The Antiquities Act is often our last hope for conserving our treasured landscapes. Now a new bill is attempting to gut it.
When did protecting our national heritage become a partisan issue? House Republicans, this month, are seeking to curtail the president's ability to protect our nation's rich military and cultural heritage.
Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities -- for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer!
While our parks may not be the total cure to our nation's fiscal challenges, these numbers show that parks are an economically powerful and positive economic engine actually helping us get our fiscal house back in order.
Across the country, our Great Waters, which are recognized for their national significance, provide drinking water for millions, support critical jobs...