National Park Service

What does wilderness sound like?
What does wilderness sound like?
A photographer and audio researchers document the soundscapes of remote national parks in Alaska.
In Yosemite, two deaths raise concerns about social media
In Yosemite, two deaths raise concerns about social media
A recent study documented 259 fatalities worldwide caused by people taking selfies.
Interior is undoing a legacy of national park stewardship in Alaska
Interior is undoing a legacy of national park stewardship in Alaska
Unethical killing of bears and wolves is not responsible wildlife management.
Pet the nipping pup and hide your newcomer roots: tips from a failed campaign.
Pet the nipping pup and hide your newcomer roots: tips from a failed campaign.
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Leave your dog at home, please
How a plan to save southeastern Colorado went off the rails
How a plan to save southeastern Colorado went off the rails
Heritage tourism offered a way out of economic doldrums. Why did it go wrong?
Latest: National Park Service intervenes in Alaska predator hunting
Alaska’s wolves and bears get new protections
Alaska’s wolves and bears get new protections
New regulations help wildlife on federal lands. But they’re still no match for state predator control.
Park Service may strengthen its oil and gas regulations
Park Service may strengthen its oil and gas regulations
Current rules give the agency little leverage to protect lands or restore damage once drilling companies pull out.
Will the Land and Water Conservation Fund rise again?
Will the Land and Water Conservation Fund rise again?
Congress derails the nation’s most successful public access and recreation program.
The Latest: Park Service takes the reins at Valles Caldera
The Latest: Park Service takes the reins at Valles Caldera
The failed experiment in privatized land management has come to an end.
Can studying morality help Yellowstone's wolves and bison?
Can studying morality help Yellowstone's wolves and bison?
Sociologist Justin Farrell plumbs the spiritual depths of environmental struggle.
Congress lets sun set on Land and Water Conservation Fund
Congress lets sun set on Land and Water Conservation Fund
The nation's most successful conservation program is in jeopardy.
Why Jim Unger came West: a Yellowstone love affair
For Dinosaur National Monument's 100th birthday, let's protect more land
Invasive crayfish in Oregon devastate native newts
Invasive crayfish in Oregon devastate native newts
At Crater Lake, the National Park Service is seeking solutions — but it could be too late.
Abnormal weather linked to more recreation deaths
Abnormal weather linked to more recreation deaths
Summer is always high season for fatal outdoor accidents, but increased lightning and heat seem to make it worse.
Renewal through exploration in Greater Yellowstone
Renewal through exploration in Greater Yellowstone
Review of ‘The Wild Excellence: Notes from Untamed America’ by Leslie Patten.
Where vandals target Western parks
Where vandals target Western parks
A by-the-numbers look at the most graffitied national parks.
How the Point Reyes oyster battles challenged our idea of wilderness
How the Point Reyes oyster battles challenged our idea of wilderness
Review of a new book, 'Oyster War' by Summer Brennan.
Public-lands visitation and recreation, by the numbers
Public-lands visitation and recreation, by the numbers
Fatalities, backcountry trips, ATVs and Denali summit attempts over the years.
Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans
Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans
Squirrel suited flyers say the bans actually contribute to deadly accidents.
Biking the line between wilderness and civilization
Biking the line between wilderness and civilization
A bikepacking trip in Canyonlands offers a new look at a well-travelled landscape.
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