National Park Service

National Park Service survey finds widespread harassment
National Park Service survey finds widespread harassment
After survey finds 1 in 10 employees report sexual harassment, agency promises action.
Laundry at Old Faithful; Death Cafés; Dumpsters in the wind
Laundry at Old Faithful; Death Cafés; Dumpsters in the wind
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Indigenous knowledge helps untangle the mystery of Mesa Verde
Indigenous knowledge helps untangle the mystery of Mesa Verde
Pueblo people and archaeologists work to understand the science of human migrations.
Parks for all?
Parks for all?
The National Park Service struggles to connect with a changing America.
Hunting and fishing revenue by state
Hunting and fishing revenue by state
Plus the management budget those dollars provide.
The vital diversity of our parks
The vital diversity of our parks
By making our national parks more welcoming to minorities, we realize the potential of “America’s Best Idea.”
A path to the parks
A path to the parks
A minority college student describes her experience interning with the National Park Service.
The national park popularity contest
The national park popularity contest
An Oklahoma senator’s financial fix for our national treasures.
The Latest: NPS creates new winter-use plan in Yellowstone
The Latest: NPS creates new winter-use plan in Yellowstone
Agreement reached in the Yellowstone snowmobile wars.
Conservation fund turns 50
Conservation fund turns 50
With a $17 billion backlog, this NPS agency needs a funding facelift.
Will Los Angeles bring its cougars back from the brink?
Will Los Angeles bring its cougars back from the brink?
With just a handful of mountain lions left in the Santa Monica Mountains, Californians must decide whether they care enough about wildness to fund key habitat connections.
Lake Mead's retreat leaves Nevada ghost town high and dry
Lake Mead's retreat leaves Nevada ghost town high and dry
The residents of St. Thomas were forced to leave their homes behind when Lake Mead submerged their town. But after decades under water, drought has brought it back to the surface.
Will the Badlands become the first tribal national park?
Will the Badlands become the first tribal national park?
Oglala Lakota leaders hope to transform their bombed-out Badlands and help lift the tribe out of poverty, but it won't be easy.
Congress thwarts effort to reduce Grand Canyon noise pollution
Congress thwarts effort to reduce Grand Canyon noise pollution
A last-minute provision in July’s transportation bill overrules Park Service recommendations for quieting the cacophony of sightseeing air traffic over the Grand Canyon.
Life among the Bluffoons
Life among the Bluffoons
There may be only 200 people living in Bluff, Utah, today, but they cherish a history that goes back for centuries, along with the dramatic red-rock
A good ranger stands up to bad bureaucrats
A good ranger stands up to bad bureaucrats
National Park Service ranger Robert Danno is still being punished by the agency he loves, despite being vindicated for his work as a whistleblower eight years ago.
 Richard West Sellars’ distinguished National Park Service career
Richard West Sellars’ distinguished National Park Service career
After 35 years in the agency, historian Sellars' impact still resonates.
A Q&A with former Colorado National Monument head Joan Anzelmo
A Q&A with former Colorado National Monument head Joan Anzelmo
The retired Park Service superintendent stands by her controversial decision not to allow a major bike race in the monument, and continues to be passionate about preserving landscapes.
Stitching habitat together across public and private lands
Stitching habitat together across public and private lands
Migrating animals can't read "no trespassing" signs, so it’s up to human beings to try to find ways to connect wildlife corridors that crisscross public and privately owned lands.
The year 2011, in apocalyptic weather events
The year 2011, in apocalyptic weather events
Fire and flood, snowstorms and droughts, downburst winds and desert haboobs -- 2011 brought incredibly wacky weather to the West.
Did the Park Service bow to pressure from Coca Cola on its bottle ban?
Did the Park Service bow to pressure from Coca Cola on its bottle ban?
A former Grand Canyon National Park superintendent believes that corporate pressure may have undermined a proposed ban on disposable water bottles in the park.
The Forest Service discriminates against poor kids
The Forest Service discriminates against poor kids
A new Forest Service policy that requires commercial guiding licenses for groups of hikers and campers effectively excludes small nonprofits that bring inner-city kids to the wilderness for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Western game wardens go after poachers
Western game wardens go after poachers
Overstretched game wardens like Colorado's Tom Knowles rely on tips from hotline informants to catch elusive poachers.