October 12, 2019, 9am PDT
The Trump administration is exploring ways to outsource operations at national parks to private businesses. Lobbyists for private businesses welcome the invitation.
March 4, 2019, 11am PST
The Natural Resources Management Act enjoyed bipartisan support in both houses of Congress. But it left out contentious issues like wildfires, greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting wildlife corridors.
January 7, 2019, 2pm PST
The consequences of allowing the public free access to national parks without any supervision or maintenance operations are to great a risk, according to a former director of the National Park Service.
December 31, 2018, 11am PST
Zinke’s tenure at the Interior Department was not lengthy, but the damage he inflicted will be long-lasting.
December 5, 2018, 10am PST
In his sixth annual list of gift ideas for “plannerds,” park plan-nerd Clement Lau takes a different approach.
October 17, 2018, 12pm PDT
Newly obtained documents reveal the extent of the state's efforts to strip protections from federal lands around the United States.
November 23, 2017, 9am PST
Eleven attorneys general have sent a letter, and a warning, to the Trump Administration: we'll battle new entrance fees in court if we have to.
October 26, 2017, 5am PDT
Threats facing major U.S. cultural sites today include development, drilling, and the federal government.
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October 25, 2017, 1pm PDT
Two years after increasing entrance fees at national parks, The U.S. Department of the Interior wants to raise daily vehicle entrance fees at the nation's most popular parks to $70.
March 3, 2017, 11am PST
Details of a proposal to create a national park at one of the Twin Cities' region most popular destinations: the lock and dam at the Upper St. Anthony Falls, on the Mississippi River where it flows through Minneapolis.
August 27, 2016, 5am PDT
Created so people could "experience nature in the midst of crowds," New York's Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge embodies the characteristics of all modern national parks: abundant, welcoming, and threatened.
August 25, 2016, 6am PDT
The announcement that 87,500 acres of land in Maine's North Woods would become a national monument came the day before the centennial of the National Park Service. The designation is also sure to be controversial.
August 25, 2016, 5am PDT
"The fundamental idea behind the parks is that the country belongs to the people," says President Obama.
June 16, 2016, 11am PDT
The 2016 Partners in Preservation contest is open until July 5. Now is your chance to #VoteYourPark.
May 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
Turning 100 the same year as New York's first Zoning Code? The National Park Service, of course. The momentous occasion is likely to find the parks more popular than ever.
April 24, 2016, 9am PDT
An editorial from a surprising source argues for an honest discussion about the unintended consequences of uncritical exuberance.
August 25, 2015, 2pm PDT
The big birthday means admission is free to national parks today as well.
April 24, 2015, 5am PDT
There are still a few days left to celebrate National Park Week, which runs from April 18-26.
October 1, 2013, 1pm PDT
With 800,000 employees on indefinite furlough, national parks closed, and federal benefits and programs eroding, it's safe to say the government shutdown will effect millions of Americans. But some urban areas will feel the pinch more than others.
December 6, 2011, 11am PST
In declaring Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia a National Monument, President Obama circumvents Congressional approval - which would be required to make it a National Park.