Across the National Park System many changes are expected from climate change, from more wildfires and vanishing glaciers to invasions of non-native species and flight of long-term residents. Writer/photographer Michael Lanza, concerned that today's park landscapes will change significantly by the time his young kids are his age, has been touring the park system with his family to show his children what they might miss later in life.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson, who gained national attention for his role in the Ken Burns documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, is being honored for his work on behalf of the national parks by the Coalition of National Park Retirees.
The National Park Service's CRGIS facility produced maps of significant Buffalo Soldier sites using data supplied by African American and Indian college students working with the Warriors Project to document the "shared history" of black soldiers and American Indians in the frontier West.
Need a reason to become a National Park Service ranger? Some get to live in really cool accommodations, such as the Rangers Club at Yosemite National Park. This video explores the facility and some of its history.
A new report names the 10 ecosystems in the United States whose species are most-threatened by climate change. Among the parks included in those ecosystems are Yellowstone, Everglades, and Yosemite.It's Getting Hot Out There.pdf
What are the top issues confronting the National Park System? A slew of answers could be tacked onto that question, ranging from sprawl outside park boundaries and habitat fragmentation to pollution.
Yosemite National Park crews were working to remove a large rock that had fallen onto Highway 140 and was blocking entrance to the park via that route.
This year we posted 16 Traveler's Checklists to help you plan your park visits. Did you miss any? Here's a list with handy links.
Good food, great setting...what more could you ask for than what's coming to Yosemite National Park and The Ahwahnee Hotel in January, when top chefs from across the country gather for a culinary celebration.
Rescue missions can be tough in the best of weather, but when three climbers are safely plucked from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park amid deteriorating weather, you just have to tip your hat to the climbing rangers and helicopter pilots for getting the job done.