National Park Service

Five lessons from the government shutdown about national parks
Five lessons from the government shutdown about national parks
Our national parks still matter, even if they got trashed.
The Grand Canyon turns 100
The Grand Canyon turns 100
A reflection on the peculiar history that lead to the iconic national park designation.
Update: Western states move to limit trapping
Update: Western states move to limit trapping
Caught dogs and imperiled martens spur reforms for fur-bearer trapping.
The many landscapes of Bears Ears
The many landscapes of Bears Ears
See photos of the proposed national monument, ranging from meadows to cliffs.
The bid for Bears Ears
The bid for Bears Ears
The tribal push for a Bears Ears monument raises thorny questions of homeland and sovereignty.
What it takes to save an imperiled fish
What it takes to save an imperiled fish
The impressive effort to restore the Arctic grayling in a Yellowstone National Park stream.
Geologic vandalism, the return of the Blob and Glacier’s top dog
Geologic vandalism, the return of the Blob and Glacier’s top dog
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Winners of the 2016 HCN reader photography contest
Winners of the 2016 HCN reader photography contest
Audience and editor favorites from our national parks.
An argument against internet access in parks
An argument against internet access in parks
Tethered by their devices, “younglings” of today don’t want to camp.
Yosemite’s superintendent retires after discrimination allegations surface
Yosemite’s superintendent retires after discrimination allegations surface
New allegations of harassment, discrimination crop up in Yosemite, Yellowstone.
 Humans and ecosystems mix it up on the U.S. - Mexico Borderlands
Humans and ecosystems mix it up on the U.S. - Mexico Borderlands
Everything moves across lines here. Nothing’s straightforward.
West Obsessed: After 100 years, the national parks have hit some road bumps
West Obsessed: After 100 years, the national parks have hit some road bumps
The staff of High Country News talk about the challenges the Park Service faces.
What every hiker should know (by now)
What every hiker should know (by now)
In the Grand Canyon, pack in some common sense.
Legislation revives Grand Canyon development question
Legislation revives Grand Canyon development question
Escalade bill leaves opponents scrambling for support, and tribal members divided.
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.
William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos
William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos
See these rare color photographs of the early West.
A visit to the Grand Canyon, without handrails
A visit to the Grand Canyon, without handrails
A wild river is “a necessity of the human spirit.”
The Park Service’s befuddled funding
The Park Service’s befuddled funding
The cash-strapped agency wrestles with corporate sponsorships and budget shortfalls.
How the Park Service is planning for climate change
How the Park Service is planning for climate change
The agency is forging ahead despite meager help from Congress.
What climate change is doing to the parks
What climate change is doing to the parks
A sample of the shifts already underway due to a warming climate.
Meet the man helping the Park Service prepare for a hotter future
Meet the man helping the Park Service prepare for a hotter future
Patrick Gonzalez walks the walk when it comes to climate action.
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.
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