National Parks Traveler
- Week of: Jan 14 2017 | On The Road To Paradise | Photographer: Gary Vogt
- Week of: Jan 3 2017 | Otherworldly At Great Sand Dunes National Park | Photographer: Patrick Myers
- Week of: Jan 3 2017 | Following The Dirt Brown Path Into Canyonlands National Park | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Jan 3 2017 | Wilderness...A New York State Of Mind | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Jan 3 2017 | Enlarging An Island At Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Dec 6 2016 | Shenandoah's Cold Winter Beauty | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Dec 2 2016 | Winter's Come To The Canyon | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Dec 2 2016 | Canal Time In Georgetown | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Nov 22 2016 | A Good Day Fishing Is Not Deducted From Your Life | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Nov 22 2016 | Swirling Above Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve | Photographer: National Park Service
From Fiscal Year 2006 through Fiscal Year 2015 the National Park Service spent roughly $10.5 billion on deferred maintenance projects, and yet the overall price tag for deferred maintenance continued to creep ever higher, leading the Government Accountability Office to wonder if the Park Service's strategy for tackling the projects was sound.
Greetings, Mr. Trump, and congratulations. On Friday you take the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States. If perhaps you have been following the National Parks Traveler, you know that many people have already made up their minds. You will be a disaster for the national parks. As a businessman you will demand that the parks “make money,” and if they don’t help give them away.
They were strangers to each other, collected by common calamity, disfigured, mortally sick, banished without sin from home and friends, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote about the Kalaupapa Leper Colony in 1889.
Shale gas, that trapped within the Marcellus Formation in the Eastern United States, has grown to become a significant component of the country's energy portfolio. But it also poses a threat to national park lands in the region, with more than a few proposed pipelines that could cross the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Every now and then there's a story that pops out and elicits an unusual reaction of one kind or another. During the course of the past 12 months across the National Park System, there were quite a few of those that deserve a second look.
With more than 400 units in the National Park System, trying to zoom in on any one particular park for a visit can be a challenge. Over the past 12 months the Traveler has "explored" quite a few parks, and we list those stories here to help you plan your next national park adventure.
President Obama Calls For Promoting Diversity And Inclusion In National Parks, Forests, And Other Public Landscapes
President Obama, in one of his final actions for the environment, issued a call for federal agencies to promote diversity and inclusion in national parks and all other public landscapes.
Marine fisheries experts were responding Monday to a pod of nearly 100 false killer whales that stranded themselves on the Gulf Coast of Everglades National Park. More than 80 of the whales, a member of the dolphin family, were confirmed to have died.
Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming contains some of the purest night skies in the Black Hills. To celebrate and share the beauty of night skies, a series of star presentations are scheduled in January and February.
The National Park Service and the United States Park Police, in cooperation with federal, state and local law enforcement, public safety and transportation agencies, announce security, logistics and access plans for the Voices of the People and Make America Great Again! inaugural welcome celebrations. The events will take place on Thursday, January 19 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial.
On the same day that President Obama designated three national monuments to preserve African American history, the National Park Service announced $7.75 million in funding for projects that highlight sites and stories associated with the Civil Rights Movement and the African American experience.
The Presidio of San Francisco, once a prestigious military installation that defended the Golden Gate for centuries, is taking a major leap forward in welcoming the public to Golden Gate National Recreation Area.