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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 […]

Destination Darkness

The Increasingly Rare Starscapes of the Colorado Plateau National Parks

The Colorado Plateau stretches for 130,000 square miles across the Four Corners region of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. […]

Fracking drilling rig outside Canyonlands National Park

The DeChristopher Effect

How Years of Controversy over Drilling for Energy in the Southwest Could Result in Compromise

On December 19, 2008, during the last few weeks of the Bush Administration, an oil and gas lease auction captured […]

Ted, Jonathan, Maite, Mark Miller (NPS Chief of Resource Stewardship & Science, Southeast Utah Group parks), and Luke at Arches National Park.

Four Stops, One Destination

Meeting Visionary Mom Maite Arce in Her Quest to Protect and Enjoy Desert Parks

It was hands-down the most impressive lightning storm I have ever seen. Last month, I was driving out of Arches […]