• Skull Rock at Joshua Tree National Park in California.

    9 Spooky National Park Sites

    As the days get shorter, the nights get spookier—at least during the month of October. If you’re looking for a few mysterious places to explore before telling ghost stories by the campfire, these quaint and curious settings offer tricks and treats for an eerie autumn mood. Click the photos for more information on each park. […]

  • A worker sets a prescribed burn near Saguaro National Park in Arizona.

    Fight Fire with Funding—and More Fire

    Record heat and drought have made 2015 one of the worst years for wildfires in recent memory. Firefighters have already contained more than 47,000 individual wildfires over nearly 9 million acres so far this year, with 19 large fires still raging across six western U.S. states. In California alone, about 700,000 acres have burned—that’s roughly […]

  • The Stonewall Inn in New York City.

    Help Preserve the Birthplace of the Modern LGBT Movement

    “Let it forever be remembered that here—on this spot—men and women stood proud, they stood fast, so that we may be who we are, may work where we will, live where we choose, and love whom our hearts desire.” -John Berry, former assistant secretary of the Interior Department What kind of National Park System do […]

  • Paddling at Gateway National Recreation Area in New York. Photo © Michael Falco.

    On the Eve of the National Parks’ Centennial, We Must All Work to Make Parks More Diverse

    Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. I cannot imagine a world without the beauty these spaces offer us. We have inherited these remarkable places from those who came before us, those who saw the need to honor the history that is represented at public lands like the Statue of Liberty, […]

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