Items by Glenn Nelson

In Washington, COVID-19 quarantine plans disrespect communities of color
In Washington, COVID-19 quarantine plans disrespect communities of color
‘In the end, among the most lasting symptoms of COVID-19 will be the layers of inequity it exposed in our society.’
A national parks entrance fee hike would erode equity
A national parks entrance fee hike would erode equity
The proposal could deter people from public lands and wouldn’t fix funding issues.
In the final days, our POC-in-chief delivers
In the final days, our POC-in-chief delivers
Obama’s monument designations set a blueprint for diversity and inclusion in federal public lands.
For tribes, new designations are culturally monumental
For tribes, new designations are culturally monumental
Obama created national monuments at Bears Ears and Gold Butte, sites with huge significance to Native Americans.
A fresh view of Yosemite
A fresh view of Yosemite
A new book takes an insider’s look at the famed park.
The Park Service centennial celebration’s damage to the lands
The Park Service centennial celebration’s damage to the lands
The numbers behind the 100th year celebration of our overflowing parks.
An inside look at the national parks
An inside look at the national parks
Hard-won photos of the National Park Service’s ‘Treasured Lands.’
Latest: Bilingual Park Service intern lands fulltime job
Latest: Bilingual Park Service intern lands fulltime job
In the nick of time, Nancy Fernandez achieves her goal.
Inside a park succeeding at recruiting diverse employees
Inside a park succeeding at recruiting diverse employees
Antonio Solorio helps national park reach L.A.’s Latino majority.
Meet the aspiring ranger locked out by National Park Service practices
Meet the aspiring ranger locked out by National Park Service practices
The Park Service has seemed to get in its own way when it comes to hiring more diverse applicants.
Why has the National Park Service gotten whiter?
Why has the National Park Service gotten whiter?
The agency is trying to hire more racially diverse staff — but can’t seem to make headway.
How Shelton Johnson became the Buffalo Soldiers’ champion
How Shelton Johnson became the Buffalo Soldiers’ champion
The Park Service’s best-known ranger is determined not to let the African-American soldiers fall into obscurity.
What if I’m not white?
What if I’m not white?
A former sports writer tries to find a place for himself in the outdoors.
Diversity in the outdoors, one hashtag at a time
Diversity in the outdoors, one hashtag at a time
A conversation with Teresa Baker, founder of Hike Like a Girl.
#whereisjose: The man forging a new path in the outdoors
#whereisjose: The man forging a new path in the outdoors
José González is tapping into Latinos’ passion for nature.
National Park Week fails to change the game
National Park Week fails to change the game
Last week’s celebration showed how close we are to natural beauty, yet so far from diversifying our national parks.
Remembering the Buffalo Soldiers
Remembering the Buffalo Soldiers
New highway designation will commemorate Yosemite’s first black rangers.
Who belongs in the natural world?
Who belongs in the natural world?
The lack of diversity in the outdoors often prompts people of color to ponder their sense of belonging in nature.
Whiteness reigns in a new film celebrating national parks
How not to forget the West’s past atrocities
How not to forget the West’s past atrocities
The national park system does more than celebrate beauty. It also commemorates the ugliest parts of our past.
Why are the feds sticking with a racist name for a Washington lake?
What we've lost in the Methow Valley wildfires
What we've lost in the Methow Valley wildfires
Three firefighters have died as fires continue to rip through Washington.
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