April, 2014

Tackling a Mountain with Mom

For ages, I’d been trying to convince my mom to get outside. As someone who loves being in nature, I […]

Trivia Challenge: Name This “Crooked River” Park

Q: Decades before this Midwestern site officially became a national park, the severe pollution in its river outraged and embarrassed […]

The Washington Monument. Photo © Scott Kirkwood.

FAQ: Celebrating the Monument of Monuments

As the tallest structure in the nation’s capital and one of the most iconic, the historic obelisk honoring America’s first […]

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Knope Says Yup

National Parks Group Welcomes the Newest Addition to the National Park Service

Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) in Redwood Forest. Photo © Steve Jennings/NBC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, […]

The Grand Canyon, one of dozens of national park sites preserved by the Antiquities Act. Photo © Pinwheels/Dreamstime.

The Attack on the Antiquities Act

Why This Hundred-Year-Old Law Matters for Congress and the Park System

In a move that alarmed the conservation community last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1459, legislation that […]