How much should the National Park Service rely on technology to connect visitors to the national parks once they reach a park?Cellphonesign.jpg
Some stories, whether focused on travel or a specific issue, deserve a longer treatment.
The Interior Department's 2011 "State of the Birds" report focuses on the importance that national parks, and other public landscapes, provide for hundreds of bird species.CUVA-BaldEagleNestingNPS.jpg
Big Bend National Park is an expansive, wild park full of adventure and surprises. After all, it's not every park where you'll spot a cougar walking across the patio of your lodge.
A unit of the National Park System with its only private jet, and one with panthers strolling the grounds, are the latest stops for our intrepid lodging consultants, David and Kay Scott.
Neither efforts by crews to remove brushy fuels nor water drops from helicopters could save a litter of four Florida panther kittens from dying in a wildfire sweeping across Big Cypress National Preserve.
As David and Kay Scott set out on their trip to visit national park lodges to update their guidebook, they come upon a rarity at Gulf Islands National Seashore -- a campground with hot and cold running water and electricity...run by the National Park Service.
Handling endangered and threatened species and off-road vehicles, scalping campsite reservations, and the interpreting of parks by smartphone are among the things to wonder about in the wake of National Park Week.
Some of the most magnificent national parks of the Southwest owe their rugged beauty to the Colorado River and its tributaries. Unfortunately, dams that have sprung up along the river have changed the water flows in a way detrimental to these national parks, according to a report from the National Parks Conservation Association.
While corporate support can be vital to the health of national parks, whether to accept that support can be a challenging question, particularly in these times of financial stress and overall declines in charitable giving.2010-11-04_15-56-19_773.jpg
Wisconsin's Apostle Islands National Lakeshore features picturesque islands, historic light stations, sandstone cliffs, sea caves, pristine beaches, old-growth forest, and abundant wildlife.
Fort Sumter National Monument has become an even more popular tourist destination now that the Civil War 150th anniversary commemoration is under way. Here is information to help you plan your visit.
Relatively small in size, and easily camouflaged in the beach sand, the Kemp's ridley sea turtle didn't come ashore at Padre Island National Seashore to bask in the sun, but rather to lay her clutch of eggs and retreat to the Gulf of Mexico in less than an hour.PAIS-Turtle in Track NPS.jpg PAIS-TurtleinTrackNPS.jpg
"On the road again." That's what David and Kay Scott soon will be singing, as our lodging experts are heading out on a swing through the National Park System to update their book on national park lodges. And you're invited to tag along.
War And Consequences: The American Indian Movement Vs. The National Park Service At Fort Laramie, Part II
What parts of history did the National Park Service leave out in its interpretation of the 19th-century Indian Wars and the role of Fort Laramie, now a national historic site?FOLA-Barrackskjr.jpg
Has the National Park Service failed to adequately and fully explore Native American history at Fort Laramie National Historic Site, skewing history to avoid discussing the darker side to the Indian wars? A long-time Park Service historian thinks so.FOLA-Indians.jpg FOLA-CannonBarrackskjr.jpg FOLA-BarracksInteriorkjr.jpg
Inbreeding, gender woes, and even climate change could be conspiring to doom the future of Isle Royale National Park's wolf population.ISRO-ChippewaHarborPackMTU.jpg ISRO-OldGrayMTU.jpg
U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop's continued attacks on environmental laws he maintains are preventing the U.S. Border Patrol from securing the Southwestern border with Mexico raise conflicting accounts and accusations that the Department of Homeland Security sees the issue as a cash cow not to be corralled.
Manassas National Battlefield Park protects Civil War battlefields where the North and South fought twice. But it's also a good place to hike and bird.