Mar 3, 2024
With nearly 430 units in the National Park System, of which 63 are National Parks, we all probably could use a little help in planning our adventures into the park system. But do you simply visit a park’s website to plan your trip? Find an online guidebook? Buy a hardcover guidebook? Or simply wing it when you reach...
Feb 25, 2024
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is such a unique destination in
the National Park System. Located on the Big Island, it’s
surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, it has rainforests, and it boasts
two active volcanoes in Mauna Loa and Kilauea.
A visit to Hawai’i Volcanoes comes with a number of options. Do you simply...
Feb 18, 2024
From the Rocky Mountains to the West Coast and up to Alaska, there are thousands of historic structures and archaeological sites on National Park System landscapes. They range in variety from homesteader cabins to pre-historic cave dwellings.
Taking care of these buildings and archaeological sites is a valuable job for...
Feb 11, 2024
Stand before a giant sequoia tree in Sequoia or Kings Canyon national parks or nearby Yosemite National Park and you’re overwhelmed by their size, and assume they’re impervious to anything that might be thrown at them. But as we learned from wildfires in 2020 and 2021 in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks,...
Feb 4, 2024
Mountain lions are an incredibly charismatic animal on
landscapes within, and adjacent to, the National Park System. But
they’re seldom seen because of their nocturnal tendencies.
There recently was a new report that focused on a comprehensive estimate of mountain lions in California, and the number is much smaller...