National Park Service

For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
But not all conservation groups think the gains are worth the losses.
Defuse the West
Defuse the West
Public-land employees are easy targets for a violent, government-hating fringe.
Reports from the front lines
Reports from the front lines
Excerpts from official accounts of threats against U.S. Forest Service and BLM employees.
Roots of rebellion: A forum
Roots of rebellion: A forum
Four experts discuss threats to federal public-lands employees and where we go from here.
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National parks ponder fee increases
National parks ponder fee increases
Entrance fees haven't gone up since 2008.
After 11 years, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument reopens
After 11 years, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument reopens
Increased border security means that all 517 square miles are again open to the public.
Closure of federal sheep facility would be a victory for grizzlies
Recreational deaths soar this summer
Recreational deaths soar this summer
Grand Canyon and Colorado rivers have record year for deaths.
The privatization of public campground management
The privatization of public campground management
All the info you need to decide whether you love or hate that the Forest Service uses concessionaires.
Concessionaire Campgrounds: An Explainer
'Which parks aren't relevant to black history?'
'Which parks aren't relevant to black history?'
A black former park ranger talks about diversity on public lands.
Parks for all?
Parks for all?
The National Park Service struggles to connect with a changing America.