In the Kenai Fjords, the ice is so dense it forms blues brighter than the clear Alaskan sky above. The molten rock around the (very) active K?lauea Volcano appears to swirl and move — and sometimes it really does! At Bryce Canyon, one of the darkest places in North America, you can see the massive Milky Way glittering across the night sky. Show More Summary
Animated doodle takes us on a tour of some of the natural beauty that has been set aside for our enjoyment in the past 100 years.
The National Park Service is turning 100 years old today and to celebrate, the NPS is giving free admission to everybody from August 25 to 28. Experience over 400 of America’s most scenic parks and monuments without the usual entrance...Show More Summary
Logan Pass, at the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, delivers delicate subalpine pines and flowers, mountain goats, and even snow in July (one of the many highlights of our park-to-park adventure!). (Michele Firpo-Cappiello) From...Show More Summary
Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), a self-proclaimed climate change “skeptic,” is scheduled to visit Montana’s Glacier National Park on Thursday in celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday. Daines, who would deny that humans...Show More Summary
Burning trees and thick smoke from a large Wyoming wildfire have prompted authorities to close the main connecting road between the south end of Yellowstone National Park and the northern border of Grand Teton National Park. The closure order, which was made earlier this week and remained in effect...
National Park Service sites in California, both real and imagined, challenge the agency as it celebrates its 100th anniversary Thursday. The existing parks must manage more tourists – and their … Click to Continue »
All-len-All: _[Congress Establishes the National Park Service]_: >By 1916, the Interior Department was responsible for 14 national parks and 21 national monuments but had no organization to manage them. Interior secretaries had asked the Army to detail troops to Yellowstone and the California parks for this purpose. There military engineers...
Grand Canyon's aging, leaky water pipe is the No. 2 priority on the National Park Service's long maintenance backlog.
Bryce Harper helped Ledecky with her medals as she threw out the first pitch for the third time at Nationals Park.
CODY, Wyo. (Reuters) - Burning trees and thick smoke from a large Wyoming wildfire have prompted authorities to close the main connecting road between the south end of Yellowstone National Park and the northern border of Grand Teton National Park.
President Barack Obama designated tens of thousands of acres of Maine forest as a national monument on Wednesday, one day before the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The area, known as the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, spans 87,500 acres of the state’s stunning northern woods. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated 87,500 acres in Maine's North Woods as a national monument, as the administration prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
The National Parks is celebrating its centennial
by Lorena González The author, Seattle City Council member Lorena González, says, "Watching the National Park Service join hands with those marching at this year’s Pride parade represented a critical moment, symbolizing the opportunity...Show More Summary
Adding to the 265 million acres he's protected in his administration.
For the past 100 years, the NPS has cared for our most treasured lands and history.
Only 57 percent had ever set foot in the parks, but 85 percent want more of them -- especially in cities.