A Senate subcommittee is looking into the legality of the decision to tap into the recreation fees for operational costs.
Rose Torphy is the oldest-ever junior park ranger at the Grand Canyon, and a vocal advocate for the park's beauty.
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.
The proposed changes could put a fee on protesting in the nation's capitol.
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.
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.
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.
The NPS is legally obligated to better manage its enormous crowds, but it is crippled by budget cuts and maintenance backlogs.
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.
But will their actions be enough to save the parks from the current administration?
As many millions of tourists descend on the national parks this season, is the agency overlooking its obligations under the law?
You like parks? These people beg to differ.
The best books about the Northern wilderness and our place in it.
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.
It might be the only way for our National Park Service to nurture the kind of ecological awareness required for a genuine environmental ethic.