One reviewer described this book, as, “…why and how we have sanctified these high-altitude mountains.” However O. Alan Weltzien’s fine effort also casts some wonderful light on aspects of the national parks and National Park Service that are very pertinent to this, the Park Service’s centennial year.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Maija Katak Lukin, Maniilaq Association Tribal Environmental Manager and former mayor of Kotzebue, has been selected as the superintendent for the Western Arctic Parklands.
You can be a part of the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands this coming Saturday. Throughout the country, about 200,000 people will participate in 2,500 National Public Lands Day events. As part of the celebration, national parks will waive entrance fees and host projects and programs that promote environmental stewardship.
A team of scientists has unearthed an exceptionally well-preserved fossil of a complete mammoth skull from an eroding stream bank on Santa Rosa Island within Channel Islands National Park off the California coast.
After granting 10-year mountaineering guide contracts to six concessionaires at Denali National Park and Preserve in April, the National Park Service has decided to void those offers and start the process anew, citing concerns from multiple groups about franchise fees and clarity around provisions in the contract.
Zion National Park in Utah will temporarily close access to Scout Lookout and Angels Landing between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.on Monday, September 19, and Thursday, September 22, for a waste removal operation.
Four high school students from Morgan County, Tennessee, recently finished the summer working on a Youth Conservation Corps team at Obed Wild and Scenic River.
A slightly larger than preferred population of elk in Wind Cave National Park, one carrying Chronic Wasting Disease, has led to a decision to cull the herd this November.
Study: Light Pollution From Within Southern California’s Coastal National Parks Steady Or Decreasing
A study has found that the amount of light pollution produced within Southern California's three coastal National Park Service units has not significantly changed, and in one case has decreased, over the past two decades.
Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been working this week to remove hazardous debris and improve fish passage conditions at Elwha and Glines Canyon dam sites in and near Olympic National Park in Washington state.
There's something about the Appalachians. Perhaps it was due to my college days in West Virginia, but the history and culture held in the mountains and hollows has always intrigued me. I felt that pull again earlier this week during a short visit to Shenandoah National Park. If you have felt it, too, you might want to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park this weekend for the annual Mountain Life Festival.
There are countless signs in national parks, and most have a specific design and appearance that helps them blend into the parkscape. But if you didn't know which park you were in, could you identify it from one of the signs?
You'll literally be able to walk into the past this Saturday at Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts when the park offers an opportunity to see inside most of the restored historic homes along the Battle Road in the park.
Information Sought By Park Users, And That Provided By The National Park Service, Can Be Miles Apart
The information highway between park managers and park users can be full of curves and hills, as a recent situation at Great Smoky Mountains National Park demonstrated when it comes to what some users want in terms of information, and what parks routinely provide and even how they provide it.
A plein air art exhibit coming to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in New York will feature the artwork of previous participants in the juried Teaching Studios of Art Plein Air Competition juxtaposed with historic landscapes from Sagamore Hill’s museum collection.
Fourteen years, and $2.2 million later, accessible cave tours are returning to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
A search was expected to get underway at daybreak Tuesday for a river guide for a commercial outfitter who went missing from his group roughly halfway through Grand Canyon National Park.
When you and your camera visit a national park known for its vista or wildlife, you tend to carry with you some pretty high expectations of framing in your viewfinder that perfect shot of a bear or wolf. Sometimes, though, you might not see what you hoped to see. What then? Photographer Rebecca Latson urges you to lower those expectations just a little bit and focus on other things within that national park, and ultimately you will come away with some great imagery despite those dashed expectations.
On the shores of Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park, the August 25 grand opening of Xunaa Shuká Hít was a powerful day filled with the brilliant sights and sounds of joyous hearts celebrating the Huna Káawu's return to homeland. Hand-carved dugout canoes, spectacular regalia, Tlingit oratory, traditional ceremonies, rhythms of drums and dances, and an air of excitement made it a day to remember.
Many times we find ourselves in a national park just to marvel at the beauty, explore the wondrous sights, or simply kick back and relax without the pressures the rest of the world weighs on us. But there are times when the parks help us in other ways, holding memories that comfort us.