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Reconstruction and the National Park Service

Ku Klux Klan member, Tennessee, 1868 This is a good piece summarizing the one area of U.S. history that the National Park Service has done a terrible job commemorating, which is, not surprisingly, Reconstruction. The NPS does a really commendable job of remembering the American past, especially given its increasingly limited resources spread out over […]

Tippets: Fishing in Grizzly Country, Basic Entomology

Good fishing and bear country often overlap. Read advice from the National Park Service for how to handle an encounter with a grizzly bear. Via Live Science. While being a walking dictionary of Latin insect names isn’t essential for catching … more ?

The Forgotten History Of 'Violent Displacement' That Helped Create The National Parks

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Tuesday marked the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service, perhaps the most-loved division of the federal government. For many Americans, excursions to the national parks conjure up memories of family road trips, camp songs and hikes set in some of the country's most beautiful locales. Show More Summary

Yellowstone Visitors Ask The Park To Please Train Bears To Hang Out Where Humans Can See Them

Who needs Yelp for government parks and services when you can just leave a comment card? While it’s quite normal to be disappointed at not seeing any animals on a visit to Yellowstone National Park, the thing is, there’s no guarantee of seeing wild animals, being that they’re, well, wild, and they do as they please. But that didn’t stop … [More]

Good bear celebrates the National Park Service's birthday by rolling down a hill

August is long and lazy, and worst of all there's no football. Soon there will be football! Highlights to watch. Debates to be had. Vines to loop on end. And takes? Oh, there will be takes! But for now, there are still a few more football-less days, and that's not so bad either. Show More Summary

An inside look at canyoneering in Zion National Park

The National Park Service turned 99 years old Tuesday, and age is only doing good things for America's national parks. It took thousands of years for natural formations like Pine Creek Canyon to form in Zion National Park, Utah, but you can appreciate its beauty in just a moment. Show More Summary

Free days at California's national parks: A photographic history seen through The Times' archives

Nine of the country's 59 national parks are in California, the most of any state. (Los Angeles Times Library) If you missed today's free day to celebrate the National Park Service turning 99 years old, there will be free entrance days at the parks on Sept. 26 on "National Public Lands Day" and...

Here are the California national parks you can go to for free today

Ninety-nine years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill creating the National Park Service. To celebrate, the NPS is letting you go to any national park for free Tuesday.

The National Park Service Turns 99, Offers Free Admission

Nearly a century after Woodrow Wilson established the NPS, it looks ahead to the next century.

Celebrate The National Park Service's 99th Birthday With These Beautiful Photos

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

On this day in 1916, Congress created the National Park Service as a way to preserve America's gorgeous public lands and historical sites. To celebrate its 99th birthday, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees at all parks. ...Show More Summary

Kenya’s Elephant-Protection Air Force

The twin Tsavo national parks in southern Kenya are home to some of the East African country’s biggest elephant herds. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Kenya Wildlife Service work together to protect the gentle creatures from heavily-armed poachers, including flying air patrols over the elephant herds in the...

The Best Birthday Present for Our Parks

The National Park Service turns 99 this week, and in honor of its birthday, we all get a present: free admission to any national park of our choosing, from the Grand Canyon, to Yosemite, to Shenandoah. But our parks deserve a present,...Show More Summary

National Park Service offers free park access to celebrate 99th birthday

The U.S. National Park Service turns 99 years old today, but it's the public that is getting a gift out of it. The NPS is providing free admission to all of its 408 parks, monuments and landmarks on Tuesday — one of six times throughout...Show More Summary

I Can't Stop Reading One-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks

The National Park Service turns 99 years old on Tuesday. To celebrate, the Department of the Interior has waived admission fees for all NPS sites for the day. That's a pretty sweet deal. You should stop reading this right now, call in sick, and enjoy the great outdoors. Show More Summary

Taking Another Look at the Reconstruction Era

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The National Park Service is trying to reshape public views of the still hotly contested effort to rebuild the American South after the Civil War.

12,300-foot Teewinot Wyoming Mountain claims two lives

Two women from Jackson, Wyoming fell to their death while trying to climb the Teewinot Mountain in Grand Teton National Park on Saturday. The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. The park service identified the women as 27-year-old Tyler Strandberg and 28-year-old Catherine Nix. Show More Summary

Get Free Admission to All National Park Service Parks, Beaches and Forests This Tuesday

Our national parks and lands are a great way to get outdoors and reconnect with family, friends, or even yourself. This Tuesday, you can get in for free to any park run by the National Park Service in celebration of their 99th birthday. Read more...

Free Admission to National Parks on Tuesday

August 25 is the National Park Service Birthday and they’re celebrating by waiving the admission fees to 127 parks across the country. Most of the national parks that charge admission fees (only about a quarter of all national parks) are well worth it, but if you’re feeling thrifty, this is a good time to go. […]

Why There’s a Firestorm Surrounding This Book About an Oyster Company

Drakes Bay Oyster Company and the National Parks Service have been in a political battle since 2012, but journalist Summer Brennan’s new book on the subject, The Oyster War, is just as controversial as the feud itself.

Yosemite celebrates 99 years with free entry -- and selfies with climbing ace Conrad Anker

Yosemite National Park will waive entrance fees Tuesday in honor of Founders' Day, the day the National Park Service turns 99 years old.

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