National Park Service

Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
How a sacred object from the Pueblo of Acoma turned up at a Paris auction house, and how the tribe fought for its return.
Teenage wolves; petticoat rulers; Alaska’s permissive hunting
Teenage wolves; petticoat rulers; Alaska’s permissive hunting
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Is a big win for conservation a blow to climate action?
Is a big win for conservation a blow to climate action?
As extinction and climate crises loom, the Great American Outdoors Act and recreation industry continue to rely on oil money.
What will Zinke do with the extra $2.5 billion in his budget?
What will Zinke do with the extra $2.5 billion in his budget?
Congress rejected the deep budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.
Along the border, 500 miles of desert species
Along the border, 500 miles of desert species
As Trump’s wall lurches forward, ‘BioBlitz’ records the Borderlands’ biodiversity.
Park Service report nixes humans’ role in climate change
Park Service report nixes humans’ role in climate change
Interior promised not to interfere with agency science. A long-awaited report shows otherwise.
Judge: Agency cherrypicked science for bison management
Judge: Agency cherrypicked science for bison management
Amid protests, Fish & Wildlife has been ordered to reexamine protections for the iconic Yellowstone beast.
In Congress, both parties agree on one public lands bill
In Congress, both parties agree on one public lands bill
A bill allowing public land sales for conservation inches towards passage.
Meet the artist who makes trash into art     
Meet the artist who makes trash into art     
How one painter recreates the sublime beauty of nature on the plastic bottles you threw away.
An armchair journey to the desert
An armchair journey to the desert
A photography book captures the natural splendor of Utah’s five national parks.
A look into a climate-altered Alaska
A look into a climate-altered Alaska
Experiments in the permafrost zone near Denali simulate a warmer North.
National parks, where landscape and culture intersect
National parks, where landscape and culture intersect
A photography book explores the history of travel within our nation’s parks.
Utah’s approach to public lands won’t work
Utah’s approach to public lands won’t work
New Mexico exemplifies the risk of managing lands at the whim of local interests.
Why the National Park advisory board imploded
Why the National Park advisory board imploded
An interview with board chairman Tony Knowles.
We have better options than killing bison
We have better options than killing bison
Annual culls, loss of genetic diversity and climate change set the odds against American bison.
Cliven Bundy walks for involvement in 2014 standoff
Cliven Bundy walks for involvement in 2014 standoff
Judge dismisses case for ‘flagrant misconduct’ after prosecutors and FBI withheld evidence.
Former BLM investigator alleges misconduct in Bundy case
Former BLM investigator alleges misconduct in Bundy case
In leaked document, accusations of ethics violations and unprofessionalism in Bunkerville standoff investigation.
The price of a national park fee hike
The price of a national park fee hike
The proposed increase in entrance fees reignites old questions about who should fund the West’s open spaces.
Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere
Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere
As other initiatives get cut, these centers could ride out the Trump administration.
The Sprague Fire, as it happened
The Sprague Fire, as it happened
Seasonal Glacier National Park ranger Daniel Lombardi tracked the path of fire’s destruction in photos.
Congress has rejected many of Trump’s budget cuts
Congress has rejected many of Trump’s budget cuts
Congress has pushed back on repeated efforts to ax environmental programs.
A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape
A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape
While a North Dakota national park is an oasis from drilling, a nearby state park is thrown open.
Photos that trace migrations through Yellowstone
Photos that trace migrations through Yellowstone
Ungulates overcome highways, rivers and other barriers while roaming the region.
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