The National Park Service's announcement that they'll be phasing out sales of bottled water in some parks and replacing them with reusable bottles and refilling stations was met with outrage by, and this is a real thing, the powerful bottled water industry. Show More Summary
The National Park Service is tracking the movement of two coyotes to find out how the animals live in their unusual urban habitat.
First, the National Park Service said it would cut back on selling its visitors bottled water to reduce the litter left behind. Now, Congress — under pressure from the powerful bottled water industry — is threatening to cut off the federal money the Park Service is using to replace the disposable plastic water bottles with refilling stations. […]
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has launched an investigation into the death of Cecil the lion, a beloved big cat killed by an American dentist earlier this month after being lured away from a Zimbabwean national park and onto a private farm. “The U.S. Show More Summary
Image via National Park Service For the first time ever, the National Park Service is studying the coyotes of urban Los Angeles—it's looked at the mountain coyotes before, but these are the first city-dwellers—and it's found they pretty much...
Female C-144 has cubs in the Westlake district. Male C-145 ranges around the Silver Lake area. There's a new urban wildlife blog too.
A 43-year-old was flipped by a large bison while trying to take a photo with the animal
There is no public historian that I respect more than John Hennessy, who is currently the National Park Service’s chief historian at the Fredericksburg &…
Grey New York is doing some fancy Photoshop work to highlight the glory of American nature and monuments in a compelling new outdoor and print campaign for the National Park Service. The agency is using mashups to contrast the diversity of the 407 American destinations overseen by the government agency. Show More Summary
The Confederate flag may have recently been removed from South Carolina and Alabama's Capitol grounds and pulled from the shelves of National Park Service gift shops, but it's not gone for good. The image above shows a group of protesters...Show More Summary
The library at Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt's Oyster Bay, New York residence that just underwent a $10 million restoration and reopened this past weekend. All photos courtesy the National Park Service unless otherwise noted. One of the final things...
A photo of a squirrel holding a snake just moments before making it dinner has gone viral. The photo, posted by the National Park Service, shows a rock squirrel in West Texas ready to eat a snake. The popular photo was taken by a park ranger at Guadalupe Mountain National Park, reports the Huffington Post. Show More Summary
The National Park Service thought it had a good strategy for reining in the discarded water bottles that clog the trash cans and waste stream of the national parks: stop selling disposable bottles and let visitors refill reusable ones with public drinking water. But Big Water has stepped in to block the parks from banning the […]
Glenn Nelson challenges the National Park Service to do more to welcome minorities. He notes how very few visitors to national parks are people of color and the very strong disconnect between these central places in the American experience and minorities. The place to start is the National Park Service. About 80 percent of park […]
The gay ranger who is helping make the National Park Service a little more queer. read more
The low-profile move came Tuesday evening after a brief debate on a measure funding the National Park Service, which maintains 14 national cemeteries, most of which contain graves of Civil War soldiers. The flag ban was adopted by a voice vote. Show More Summary
Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday abruptly canceled a vote on a measure that would have defended the flying of the Confederate banner in cemeteries operated by the National Park Service. The House canceled consideration of a fiscal 2016 spending bill that would...
Really, guys? On Tuesday, the House of Representatives banned the display of Confederate flags in federal cemeteries and prohibited the National Park Service from selling Confederate flags in gift shops. On Thursday, even as South Carolina's...Show More Summary
Thursday, July 9Memorials of the Mall A National Park Service ranger leads a walking tour of America’s front yard. Daily from 10 a.m.-noon and 8-10 p.m. Lincoln Memorial, Plaza, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. 202-426-6841. Free.Read full article >>