Photo History From National Park Lookouts Shows Landscape Changes Over 70+ Years

There's an intriguing page within the vast nps.gov domain that opens a wonderful portal of history, one that allows us to compare today with yesteryear. The site, within the National Park Service Fire and Aviation Management section, compares historic photos taken from fire lookouts in the National Park System with today's landscapes.
The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be Is the natural world that surrounds you the same as the one that surrounded your parents, or your grandparents? What about that of your great-grandparents? The short answer, of course, is 'no.'

Deadline Extended Over Whether Wolverine Needs Endangered Species Act Protection

A debate over whether the wolverine needs Endangered Species Act protection has prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend its deadline for making the decision on that question.

Interested In NPS History? New "National Park Electronic Library" Offers A Great Resource

The ability of the NPS and other government agencies to maintain some useful websites is proving to be a serious challenge in the face of budget cuts, and that trend seems unlikely to change. Now a pair of private citizens has stepped forward help fill that gap with a new national park history site called "National Park Electronic Library."

Photography In The Parks: What's In Your Camera Bag?

What goes into Rebecca Latson's camera bag? We asked her that, and other, questions, with hopes the answers will benefit us all.

This "Cairn That Really Isn't" Has A Long History At Glacier National Park

It's not unusual for find piles of stones marking the way for trails across open terrain in mountains, deserts and terrain otherwise devoid of easily recognizable landmarks, but these "cairns" can evoke a surprising amount of controversy both in an out of national parks. Sometimes, however, what appears to be a cairn is actually instead an item of historic interest.

Snow Closes Part Of Going-To-The-Sun Road In Glacier National Park

Even if Congress finds a way to keep the federal government operating beyond midnight, part of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park still might be closed Tuesday...due to snow.

Bears Out In Force In Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton National Parks

Earlier this month Yellowstone National Park officials issued a release warning that grizzly bears very possibly would be active in their search for food this fall and humans should be especially alert. Well, it seems the bears took that message to heart.

Going-To-Sun Road In Glacier National Park Will Close, Partially, This Sunday

So crews can get back to full speed rehabbing the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, access to Logan Pass via that road from St. Mary will end Sunday evening.

Glacier National Park To Study Logan Pass Mountain Goats And How Humans Affect Them

So habituated to human visitors are mountain goats at Glacier National Park that they can seem as docile and innocent as sheep. To better understand exactly how habituated mountain goats have become to human invasions, the park and the University of Montana are studying how the goats are affected by people, trails, and roads in the Logan Pass area.