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P-22 GPS data show mountain lion left Los Feliz soon after media hoopla

P-22, the celebrity mountain lion of Griffith Park, spent only a short time under a Los Feliz house before he was discovered by a worker, according to National Park Service scientists' evaluation of GPS data from the puma's tracking collar.

Fee Free Weekend in the National Parks

Hatching a last-minute adventure plan for the weekend? You might want to consider heading out to celebrate the kickoff of National Park Week, a joint venture between the National Park Service & the National Park Foundation that runs from April 18-26. Not only are the parks offering an assortment of awesome activities and volunteer opportunities, but they’re also…

White House Fence to Get Spikes After Secret Service Security Failures

The National Park Service (NPS) and the Secret Service have proposed adding spikes atop the White House fence, as part of new temporary “anti-climb” measures to combat security breaches.

White House Fence Will Soon Have Spikes

The National Park Service and the Secret Service plan to add spikes atop the White House fence. The spikes, described to CBS News as "pencil protrusions," are intended as a temporary "anti-climb measure," an NPS spokesperson said. "We...Show More Summary

Slide Show: Rocks, Paper, Sinners

Near a private service road in Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park sits a pile of rocks. It is not an official attraction, nor is it marked on any map. About the size of a pickup truck, it is a jumble of chunks of petrified wood,...Show More Summary

The Forest Service Is an Agency Still In Search of a Mission

Perhaps Ken Burns had the right idea when he named his public television series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. Even though I worked for the Forest Service for 34 years, I’m inclined to agree

National Landmark: Park Service Adds 5 New Landmarks Including Wright Home

The highly sculpted McGregor Conference Center, designed by Minoru Yamasaki and completed in 1958, showcases his distinct modern style and a trend towards "New Formalism." It was his first major work after a long trip to Japan to reimagine...

National Park Service Study Recommends Expanding Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

4 days agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a draft report outlining a proposal to add 173,000 acres to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The Rim of the Valley Draft Special Resource Study and Environmental...Show More Summary

Ed Ayers Cuts to the Chase at Appomattox

Today I had a chance to watch the National Park Service’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. It was…

Forestry Services Investigates Nestle Permit for Taking Cali Park Water

In drought-stricken San Bernardino, California, the United States Forest Service is investigating an expired water permit that is used by the Nestle corporation to draw water from the San Bernardino National Forest in southern California for its bottled-water business.

The 1000-Mile Hike That Shaped the National Park Service

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

?When an accident robbed John Muir of his sight, he gained a vision that shaped the National Park Service.

Spend Over An Hour Floating In Space Thanks To NASA

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

There are many, many reasons why NASA is the greatest government agency ever created (just try and fight me, National Park Service.) One of the reasons, beyond all the rockets, is that they got the genius idea to attach GoPros to their astronauts. And then they uploaded all of that footage straight to the Internet. Read more...

Federal Lands Photography Rules

When photographing on federal lands, it’s helpful to know the rules and carry a copy of them with you in case you are challenged. Here are links to them for your reference: National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit/upload/commercial_photography_guidelines.pdf...Show More Summary

Developing The Waco Mammoth Site

I got a press release about the Waco Mammoth Site that I thought I’d pass on to you: National Park Service Director Jarvis Participates in Public Meeting about Waco Mammoth Site WACO, TX – Today, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis heard from the citizens of Waco regarding the community’s vision to preserve, protect…

Why Bill Nye Makes the Perfect Leslie Knope

Bill Nye is now the centennial ambassador of the National Park Service. Here's why he's the perfect advocate for our environment. The post Why Bill Nye Makes the Perfect Leslie Knope appeared first on WIRED.

National Park Service wants to redefine the word 'park' for a new generation

What comes to mind when you hear the words "national park"? If it was the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite or another natural landscape in the western United States, the National Park Service (NPS) would like to offer some alternatives. See...Show More Summary

Grey New York Launches PSA for National Parks

Grey New York has launched a PSA campaign promoting the National Parks in honor of the National Park Service’s upcoming centennial in 2016, entitled “Find Your Park.” The 60-second spot aims to give viewers a broader idea of what the National Parks contain, beyond the geysers of Yellowstone or views of the Grand Canyon that typically come to mind. Show More Summary

Washington: Why Stroll by DC's Cherry Blossoms When You Can Segway By Them?

2 weeks agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

The weather in Washington, DC will eventually warm up, and with it comes all those cherry blossoms. There might be a few bloom sneaking in here and there, but this year the National Park Service is guessing that the best bloom period will be between April 11 and 14. Show More Summary

In Centennial Campaign, Grey N.Y. Offers New View of America's National Parks

It's not America's national parks as you picture them: In a new campaign, Grey New York showcases sites like the Statue of Liberty, Alcatraz and Little Rock Central High School. As the National Park Service prepares to celebrate itsShow More Summary

REI Launches Celebration of National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary

REI has announced that it will support the National Park Service through a partnership with the National Park Foundation. No word on whether Sally Jewell, the Secretary of Interior who was previously the CEO of REI, had any involvement in this campaign, but the timing is excellent nonetheless.

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