Reservation systems may be here to stay at popular national parks

Apr 22, 2022
The restrictions help manage the continued influx of visitors at places, like Yellowstone and Acadia.
Thinking about a summer trip to Yosemite? Don't forget to make a reservation.
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Public-private partnership pitches in to make outdoor getaways more affordable

May 27, 2019
A Seattle-area program is trying to remove one of the barriers to getting outside, and out of town, by offering affordable transportation.

How to be a park ranger

Jan 21, 2019
You don't have to major in environmental sciences.
Andrew LaValle switched careers to spend more time outdoors.
Andrew LaValle

Bear Cam founder explains the (nonprofit) business of live streaming

Jul 13, 2017
Can't take your eyes away? You're not the only one.
A brown bear.

The Badlands National Park's Twitter account goes rogue

Jan 24, 2017
The account seemingly responds to the president's statement about environmentalism.
This August, 2001 photo shows the vast expanse of the Badlands National Park in South Dakota.


Celebrating 100 years of National Parks

Feb 11, 2016
A conversation with famed mountaineer Conrad Anker.
A view of Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley, on September 1, 2015 in Denali National Park, Alaska.
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America’s national parks, a century of nature and economics

Jan 18, 2016
Early numbers show more than 300 million visits in 2015, a new record.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most popular in the nation.
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For public good, not for profit.

The National Park Service's $11.5 billion repair bill

Apr 3, 2015
Much of that money is needed to repair the National Mall in Washington.

The economics of creating national monuments

Mar 25, 2013
President Obama is expected to name five new national monuments on Monday. In addition to historical significance and land preservation, national monuments can boost local economies through tourism.

National parks brace for record crowds

Apr 20, 2012
Yosemite ranger Kari Cobb talks about how the national parks are preparing for their upcoming week of free admission.