National Parks Are for Everyone
The majority of national park visitors—roughly seventy-eight percent—are white? Why, and why does that need to change?
The Slaughter of Elk at Yellowstone National Park
And how it changed Park Service policy.
Bulldozers Versus Biodiversity, Then and Now
Trump's border wall threatens habitats in Arizona's Sonoran Desert. What happened when the area was bulldozed in the 1950s?
When the Park Ranger Was Not Your Friend
Early 20th century National Park Service Rangers were a notoriously rough-and-tumble lot.
Will National Parks Disappear Due to Climate Change?
Temperatures and droughts have spiked at much higher rates in parks than elsewhere.
British National Parks Plug Into the Internet of Things
Researchers in England think connecting British National Parks to the “Internet of Things” could help better protect the national treasures at lower costs with improved experience for nature-lovers.
How Not to Approach Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park
National parks like Yellowstone are great places to get close to nature, but tourists shouldn't forget that they are also important refuges for wildlife.
National Parks Are Like Islands for Wildlife
There’s no doubt that national parks are good at getting people in touch with the natural world. But how good are they at conserving wildlife?
Who Doesn’t Like National Parks?
National parks and monuments have always been controversial, opposed by ranchers, farmers, resource, extractors, and small government conservatives.
Do National Parks and Monuments Make Economic Sense?
National parks and monuments can harm local economies in some situations, but in other situations they can substantially boost local economies.