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Celebrate the Special Wonders of a Dark Sky

10 Spectacular Parks for Stargazing

Celebrate the Special Wonders of a Dark Sky

As the days get shorter, stargazers have more opportunities to celebrate the night—and national parks offer some of the darkest […]

Trivia Challenge: Can You Name This Historic Site?

Q: In 1869, engineers connected two railway lines in northwestern Utah, completing the world’s first transcontinental railroad. What national park […]

Organizations are joining together to remove the Harvell Dam to restore aquatic life in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Bringing Down the Dams

Restoring Chesapeake National Park Waters One River at a Time

People talk about overcoming obstacles, but when advocates literally move tons of concrete to help their local river and its […]

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone by painter Thomas Moran, 1904.

Thomas “Yellowstone” Moran: Influencing Change with Art

Can one person’s artistic vision create change and protect something astounding? In the case of painter Thomas Moran, one man’s […]

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad operates through "The Valley That Changed The World." Photo © Heather Mull.

Exploring the Original Oil Country in Northwestern Pennsylvania

This story is part of our series on national heritage areas, the large lived-in landscapes managed through innovative partnerships to […]