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The Elwha River, Undammed at Last

There’s plenty I could say about my recent rafting trip down the newly restored Elwha River, but sometimes a simple […]

Waterfalls, Sesquicentinis, and Buffalo Soldiers

One June 30, 1864, Congress passed and President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act into law—a groundbreaking piece of […]


Knope Says Yup

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

Kari Kiser and Michael Malaga share their love of national parks with schoolkids at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

“Save All of the Natural Things”

“Who do the national parks belong to?” My colleague Kari Kiser, Pacific Regional Council Chairman Michael Malaga, and I posed […]


Where the Wild Things Were

A trip to Las Vegas can bring out the wild animal in many of us—but visitors to the southern Nevada […]