Can you imagine what would be missing in the national parks if not for partnerships forged with non-profit groups?
Here's hoping for clear skies Saturday night in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Mount Rainier National Park, where rangers will be leading stargazing programs.
All it took to expand Great Smoky Mountains National Park by 20 acres was a little more than three-quarters of a million dollars.
Fall Spectacular: What's That Sound? Where To Listen To -- And Look For -- Wildlife in the National Parks
There will be a one-week closure of the Clingmans Dome Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park later this month so crews can finish paving and striping the road.