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Memorial Day in America's national parks: Wish you were here

Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, "Two Boys with Striped Shirts, Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon," 2010 (Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe) It's the unofficial beginning of summer in the centennial year of the National Park Service. In honor of the anniversary, the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, N.Y.,...

These 14 desert parks are the hottest destinations in the Southwest

The National Park Service oversees dozens of desert parks throughout the American Southwest. Here are some you won’t want to miss:   Arizona Grand Canyon National Park: Still the best view on Earth. The Grand Canyon offers rafting, long and short hikes and grueling adventures. Saguaro National...

Corporations Could Soon Advertise in Our National Parks

Imagine Yellowstone sponsored by General Electric. 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. Earlier this...Show More Summary

Corporations Could Soon Advertise in Our National Parks

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. Earlier this month, the National Park Service released a proposed plan to begin aggressively seeking private sponsorship for park projects to make up for dwindling public funding. Show More Summary

Needed: A National Conversation on the Future of our Parks

The first time I approached the Grand Canyon I walked to the rim expecting to look down, and instead looked over and out at a vast landscape of undulating canyons in primal colors, rising up into fantastic shapes and plunging down to the Colorado River. Show More Summary

A Close Call at the Grand Canyon

It's a long way down. I recently saw the Grand Canyon for the first time and it is by far the deepest hole that I have ever seen. It’s also a National Park that attracts about 5 million people annually. The words national park have a soothing effect on people. Show More Summary

Corporate Support for National Parks: America's Best Idea

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 silence. I was the first to speak: "No Starbucks as far as the eye can see." An elbow poked my ribs. Show More Summary

Celebrate 100 years of adventure with the National Park Service

What's so vast and encompassing that it includes historic icons like the Statue of Liberty, cultural treasures like the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and awe-inspiring natural wonders like the Grand Canyon? The National Park Service! With...Show More Summary

The new Grand Canyon postage stamp sure is pretty

In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, an iconic 1912 painting of the natural wonder will now help shuttle your mail across the country.

Celebrate Our U.S. Birthright; Celebrate Our National Parks

America's national public lands rank as one of the greatest public legacies of all time. Just think about the array of landscapes that belong to all of us, all Americans. To name just a few: Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Bryce Canyon, Rocky Mountain, Great Smoky Mountains, Acadia and Everglades national parks. Show More Summary

Get Ready For Trump Grand Canyon Casino, Resort and Condos?

I was once told that Lyndon Johnson considered putting a proposal in one of his budgets for the federal government to sell several of its national parks and then lease them back from the new owners. I have no idea whether this is even close to true. It’s indeed plausible that [...]

A National Park Love Letter

2 months agoFitness / Hiking :

Locations: Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons, Dinosaur National Monument Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.

Forest Service Shuts Down Major Grand Canyon Project

Concerns over water, massive public outcry are cited as reasons for denying growth of national park gateway town.

Park Service rejects plan for development with 2,200 homes near Grand Canyon

A years-long effort to turn a tiny town near the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park into the site of 2,200 new homes and a sprawling commercial area was rejected Friday by federal officials. They cited threats to the area's fragile water supply and other environmental concerns but also remarkably...

Here are the most important US presidents who preserved America's natural beauty

National parks like Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon preserve the rare, natural beauty of our country. In recognition, President Barack Obama recently designated three new national monuments in California: the Castle Mountains National...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Grand Canyon National Park

On this day nearly 100 years ago, in 1919, the Grand Canyon National Park was born. To celebrate the park's birthday, we're calling on President Obama to protect the park and its watershed, from toxic uranium mining and other threats, for the next 97 years and beyond. Show More Summary

Michael Lanza’s top 10 U.S. hikes

3 months agoFitness / Hiking :

#1 A Grand Tour of Yosemite #2 Northern Glacier National Park #3 Teton Crest Trail #4 Zion’s Narrows #5 John Muir Trail #6 Royal Arch Loop, Grand Canyon #7 The Southern Olympic Coast #8 Spider Gap-Buck Creek Pass Loop, Glacier … Continue reading ?

You Can Now Explore the National Parks With Google Cultural Institute

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Never been to the Grand Canyon? There's now a webpage for that.

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