National Park Service

‘Organic’ litter is not copacetic
‘Organic’ litter is not copacetic
Even orange peels be damned — don’t toss your food on the trail.
Zinke is letting corporations profit off our national parks
Zinke is letting corporations profit off our national parks
A company is cashing in on prized public lands by fleecing American taxpayers.
Reckoning with History: Wildfire suppression is a decades-old conundrum
Reckoning with History: Wildfire suppression is a decades-old conundrum
Wilderness managers are still trying to balance the risks and necessity of fire.
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Who are the Westerners behind bills meant to weaken federal protections of land?
Archaeologists are the last line of defense against destruction
Archaeologists are the last line of defense against destruction
You never know what you’ll find with a ‘detective of the land.’
Learning to live with bears
Learning to live with bears
Two books examine our evolving relationship with bears.
How will Interior respond to Yellowstone harassment?
How will Interior respond to Yellowstone harassment?
An investigation found a culture of “inappropriate comments and actions.”
Latest: Mixed progress for Park Service on harassment
Latest: Mixed progress for Park Service on harassment
Interior Department clears former Yosemite superintendent of discrimination — and reports evidence for sexual harassment at Yellowstone.
Who will pay for unsexy repairs in national parks?
Who will pay for unsexy repairs in national parks?
Congress discusses how to prioritize the Park Service’s maintenance backlog.
Untethered existences; Tacos in traffic; movin’ on up in Seattle
Untethered existences; Tacos in traffic; movin’ on up in Seattle
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
A tale of two Roosevelts
A tale of two Roosevelts
Two books examine how both Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt helped build an American conservation ethos.
What will a Zinke-led Interior Department look like?
What will a Zinke-led Interior Department look like?
His priorities so far: energy, sportsmen access, park repairs & restoring public trust.
Western cities try to cut light pollution
Western cities try to cut light pollution
Hitting the dimmer switch on city light helps animals and skygazers, too.
The Grand Canyon, like you’ve never seen it
The Grand Canyon, like you’ve never seen it
An artist’s connection to the landscape through her paintings.
Federal hiring freeze hits Western land agencies
Federal hiring freeze hits Western land agencies
It’s not clear what will happen with seasonal hires such as wildland firefighters.
Why a scientist cut down ‘the oldest living tree’
Why a scientist cut down ‘the oldest living tree’
The Prometheus Tree in Nevada was nearly 5,000 years old when it was cut down. It could have lived a lot longer.
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.’
How we investigated the National Park Service’s history of sexual harassment
How we investigated the National Park Service’s history of sexual harassment
A methodology of our yearlong series about how the agency treats women.
How the National Park Service is failing women
How the National Park Service is failing women
The agency tasked with safeguarding our greatest public lands has neglected to protect its workers.
Death by hot-potting; turkey intimidation; hunting poachers
Death by hot-potting; turkey intimidation; hunting poachers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
In California caves, a millipede mystery
In California caves, a millipede mystery
A new species in Sequoia National Park reminds scientists of what is yet to be discovered.
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