As we head into the next 100 years of the National Park Service, let's explore how we can do a better job of breaking past cultural and systemic barriers and get our increasingly diverse population out in nature.
Maureen Nandini Mitra
Finding Time for Our Parks
Americans are visiting more parks but spending less time in them. What does this mean for the future of our wild spaces?
John de Graaf
An LA Story
In the hills near Hollywood, a lone mountain lion is challenging us to prove that humans and wildlife can coexist.
The NPS’s efforts to help tribes access sacred sites within national parks is a work in progress.
Where the Wild Things Are
We can no longer think of our cities or towns as exempt from the natural world or as off-limits to wildlife.
Sharing the Lands we Love
It’s hard to watch a once-secret gem become overwhelmed with visitors.
The restoration of lost carnivores and other key wildlife is vital to the health of our landscapes.
Paula MacKay and John Davis
Our Outdoors Heritage
Every day in my work I witness countless ways in which people who look like me connect with and feel transformed by nature. Yet, at the same time, I often get asked the question: “Why aren’t there...
Encontrando Mi Parque
An Ambicultural Journey
photo Samantha Sophia
My scraped knuckles were beginning to bleed. I wedged my fingers between two boulders looking for a purchase. The last time I scrambled across rocks like this I was a kid in a...
Nina Lohman Cilek
The Making of a National Park
Why locals want Arizona’s Chiricahua National Monument to become the nation’s next national park.
Room for More
There is no better time to put forward a bold vision of an expanded park system.
A Park that Begs Creating
If you climb to the summit of Borestone Mountain in northern Maine and scan the northern horizon, what you see is a vast, sweeping expanse of forest and mountains, punctuated by lakes and rivers. What...
Afterword: Righteous Work
No one who is working for the health of wild nature, and therefore the health of humanity, should question whether they are on the right path. Win or lose, what could be better than dedicating one’s...
Why Hawking H20 Is Radical
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry will go down as one of the greatest players in basketball history. But he will be remembered for another reason, too.
Earth Island Reports
Battle for Burrowing Owls
Urban Bird Foundation
Mining and Salmon Don’t Mix
Alaska Clean Water Advocacy
Seeds of Hope
Betty Reid Soskin joined the National Park Service after she realized she could offer a perspective that might otherwise be left out.
Still Unknown, Still Untamed
Jordan Fisher Smith
Maureen Nandini Mitra
One Valley, Many Dreams
Jumbo Wild by Nick Waggoner 2015, 52 min
The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling Written and Illustrated by John Muir Laws Heyday, 2016, 303 pages
Building Community through Conservation
Weaving through the bog, we drew several line transects over the frozen ground, mapping the presence of white-tailed deer and moose in the area. Lime-green moss dotted the wooded landscape, and crysta...