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 […]

At White Grass Ranch in Grand Teton, skilled preservationists have already rehabilitated the cabin shown on the right, and will work on the cabin on the left in the near future. Photo © Kali Saxton-Shaw.

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

There are approximately 9,600 historic buildings in the National Park System and just about as many creative ways to put […]

Artwork created from recycled plastic found at Point Reyes National Seashore.

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 […]