National Park Service

National parks endure rising visitation and less staff
National parks endure rising visitation and less staff
Politicians disagree over funding, leaving visitors waiting and projects backlogged.
Latest: White Sands National … Park?
Latest: White Sands National … Park?
A bill could establish New Mexico’s second national park within a missile range.
Park Service releases complete climate change report
Park Service releases complete climate change report
Following political pressure, references to humans’ role in sea level rise were restored.
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.
Hunting and fishing revenue by state
Hunting and fishing revenue by state
Plus the management budget those dollars provide.
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.
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