If Americans Overwhelmingly Love Our National Parks, Why Isn’t Congress Fully Funding Them?

It’s not difficult to understand why Americans show such strong bipartisan support and genuine love for our national parks—one visit […]

Small Potatoes in a Big Standoff

National Parks Reopen, but Remain Threatened by a Broken Budget Process

Above: Photo © Chris Mabey. After an agonizing 16-day impasse, Congress and the administration finally reopened the federal government on October […]


Why Can’t Visitors Walk In to “Open-Air” Parks?

National parks are prominent icons representing the very best of America—so it’s not surprising that losing access to these inspirational […]


Q&A: Do Visitors Really Need to Be Shut Out of National Parks During the Government Shutdown?

As we enter week two of the government shutdown, closed signs and barricades at national parks have become powerful symbols […]


Emotional and Financial Toll of Government Shutdown Hits Home for National Park Service Personnel

“It was not the National Park Service’s choice to close the parks, but Congress’. Unfortunately, some people were blaming the […]