June, 2012

San Antonio Missions Nominated for Prestigious International Recognition

Earlier this month, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar had a difficult decision to make. Each year, the Department of […]

Will 2012 Be a Landmark Year for Cleaner Air in National Parks?

Thirty-five years ago, Congress promised that our most treasured national parks and wilderness areas would have the cleanest air in […]


What’s Old Is New Again: Grand Teton Leads the Way in Re-Envisioning Historic Buildings

By Daniel Saxton, NPCA’s Center for Park Research’s Senior Program Coordinator There are approximately 9,600 historic buildings in the National […]


Friday Photo: Giving Creative Life to Discarded Plastic

The new issue of National Parks magazine is online this week (and in mailboxes soon), and its cover features a striking […]

Hikers at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington.

646 Billion More Reasons to Love the Outdoors

“Everything grows outside, including jobs and the economy.” So begins a report released yesterday by the Outdoor Industry Association touting the positive […]