Lynette Webber of Keweenaw National Historical Park has been chosen by the National Park Service as the winner of the 2016 National Freeman Tilden Award, the highest award presented to an individual Park Service interpreter.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Most of the year you're not likely to find yourself in a national park, but that doesn't mean you can't explore and enjoy the parks through a well-stocked library. Here are some titles Traveler writers reviewed in 2016 that you might want to consider.
A 12.5-acre privately owned tract of land in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado was poised to go on sale, a move that could have led to a bigger developed footprint in the park, when the Rocky Mountain Conservancy stepped in to purchase it with help from the Wilderness Land Trust and the National Park Trust.
Since August 2005, National Parks Traveler’s mission has been to educate the public, increase awareness, and build a strong advocacy for protection and stewardship of our national parks. That mission will be underscored in 2017 as we seek nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, a designation that will cement National Parks Traveler’s role far into the future.
This is a wonderful look at life around Bristol Bay, Alaska. While the bay’s waters are known as the foremost source of sockeye salmon, the mountains surrounding the bay are also sources of great mineral wealth, and therein lies a conflict. Carl Johnson’s gorgeous, and human, photography does a fine job of showcasing a way of life that may be threatened by the Pebble Creek mine that long has been proposed to dig into the landscape.
Services will be limited at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites on Dec. 27 due to the anticipated visit by the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Japan.
Interested in experiencing a beautiful location with your family or friends over the holidays? Looking for something fun and rewarding to do? Death Valley National Park is hosting several volunteer events, including the annual Christmas Bird Count and Junior Ranger service projects.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Completes All Work Related To The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina have completed all work assigned them through the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 that President Obama signed into law two years ago.
Jonathan Jarvis, the 18th director of the National Park Service, whose seven-year stint at the top of the agency witnessed the highs of the National Park Service Centennial and the lows of sordid sexual harassment scandals, on Friday announced that he would retire on January 3, 2017.
Michael Caldwell, the National Park Service's Northeast Regional director, ran up nearly $11,500 in personal travel that he billed the Park Service for and collected nearly $6,000 in pay on these travels rather than taking vacation time, according to the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General.allegationoftravelfraudbynpsneregionaldirector_public.pdf
After the busy and exciting summer celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, a little quiet with elbow room isn’t a bad thing. You can have just that at Acadia National Park this winter by pitching your tent at the Blackwoods Campground.
Rehabilitation of the historic White Grass Dude Ranch located within Grand Teton National Park is complete after 11 years of meticulous preservation work. The former dude ranch has been transformed into the home and primary training center of the National Park Service's Western Center for Historic Preservation.
The family friendly snowplay area at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park is expected to open Friday, thanks to recent snowfalls.
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A grant from Eastern National has enabled the staff at Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee to expand its night sky programs.
Can you design the best reservation system for parking at Muir Woods National Monument in California? The National Park Service is interested in hearing from you.
Beginning in March you'll be able to book your backcountry campsites at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan online.
Stephany Cortez participated in the YouthWorks in the Parks trip to Canyonlands National Park and the Moab area last September that was sponsored by the National Parks Conservation Association, Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks, and YouthWorks Salt Lake. She wrote the following essay upon returning home.
With President Obama having signed the National Park Service Centennial Act into law, the price of a senior pass to the national parks, good for your lifetime, will soon jump to $80. If you're 62 or older and don't yet have your pass, buy it now before the price increases.