National park service
The National Park Service Authorized Over $250 Million in 'Unobligated' Funds to Keep Parks Open During the Shutdown
A Senate subcommittee is looking into the legality of the decision to tap into the recreation fees for operational costs.
Meet the New Grand Canyon Ranger Who Is Older Than the National Park
Rose Torphy is the oldest-ever junior park ranger at the Grand Canyon, and a vocal advocate for the park's beauty.
Shutdown Revenue Loss Could Dig National Parks Into an 'Even Bigger Financial Hole'
The NPS lost an estimated $10 to $11 million in revenue during the partial government shutdown, taking critical funding away from things like park maintenance and visitor services.
A New National Park Service Proposal Could Restrict Protest in Washington, D.C.
The proposed changes could put a fee on protesting in the nation's capitol.
Letter From Phantom Ranch: Meet the Man Who Lives at the Bottom of the Grand Canyon
Sjors Horstman has spent the last 30 years of his life at the bottom of the Grand Canyon as a volunteer for the National Park Service—one of the longest-serving volunteers in NPS history.
Trump Will Tap Grand Teton's Superintendent to Lead the National Park Service
David Vela's nomination comes as criticism has mounted over the Trump administration's failure to appoint permanent leaders for land management agencies housed under the Department of the Interior.
Why Ryan Zinke's Plan to Raise Entrance Fees to National Parks Will Do Little to Actually Benefit National Parks
The secretary of the interior wants to raise user fees at the national parks. His proposal will hurt all but the wealthiest Americans, and it won't work.
Burdened by Austerity, the National Park Service Breaks the Law
The NPS is legally obligated to better manage its enormous crowds, but it is crippled by budget cuts and maintenance backlogs.
How One Agency Is Fixing American Amnesia About Reconstruction
A new initiative by the National Park Service seeks to designate sites for their historic significance in the Reconstruction era. It's a bold and vital move for an agency that has only recently begun to seriously address the racial complexities of the Civil War.
National Park Service Employees Are Going Rogue to Save Our Wildlife
But will their actions be enough to save the parks from the current administration?
On Its 100th Birthday, a Prohibitively Popular Park Service
As many millions of tourists descend on the national parks this season, is the agency overlooking its obligations under the law?
The Odd History of Opposition to America's National Parks
You like parks? These people beg to differ.
'The Last Pork Chop': A Wild Northern Reading Guide
The best books about the Northern wilderness and our place in it.
Opting Out: Papa Pilgrim and the Lure of Off-Grid Wilderness Living
As part of our week-long series on people who opt out of society, Eva Holland spoke with Tom Kizzia about his new book on the 17-person family that settled down in the ghost town of McCarthy, Alaska.
Why Don’t We Have a National Park to Protect Native Grasslands?
It might be the only way for our National Park Service to nurture the kind of ecological awareness required for a genuine environmental ethic.