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The Coolest Critters of Tule Springs, Nevada

Where the Wild Things Were

The Coolest Critters of Tule Springs, Nevada

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

Are You Ready for a Bike Challenge to Help Protect Our National Parks?

Do you have what it takes to be a bike crusader for national parks? I wasn’t sure if I did. […]

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One Year Later: Park Service Recommendations for Expanding César Chávez Monument into Comprehensive Historic Park

Ever plan a birthday party where no one shows up? Sadly, the César E. Chávez National Monument could not commemorate […]

Photo (c) Ben Sander.

Yosemite in Autumn: An Insider’s View

Millions of people visit Yosemite each year to explore its dramatic landscapes. But with so many popular tourist spots, what […]

Sequoia trees in Yosemite's Mariposa Grove.

Gentle Giants: Can the National Parks’ Sequoias Survive Climate Change?

Editor’s note: This story will be featured in the Fall 2013 issue of National Parks magazine, slated to hit mailboxes […]