March 7, 2016
As the National Park Service's centennial looms, High Country News takes a trip through the West, to uncover some lesser-known parks, consider the stories they tell, and meet the people behind the scenes.
A preserve was added to the park system, after an experiment in managing federal lands outside the traditional agencies.
The national park system does more than celebrate beauty. It also commemorates the ugliest parts of our past.
Thousands of individuals in parks from Denali to Petrified Forest do little-known but essential jobs.