Oct 29, 2023
There are more than 2,000 species currently listed as threatened
or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. And while species
that gain protection under the act have a great chance to survive,
not all do.
Just recently the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that 21 species – birds, fish, mussels, plants,...
Oct 22, 2023
As you walk through the white gypsum sands of White Sands National Park in southern New Mexico, your footprints will likely be quickly erased by shifting winds. So it’s somewhat of a phenomenon of nature that the oldest footprints ever discovered in North America are not only found here — in perfect form,...
Oct 15, 2023
The Olympic Peninsula of Washington state is a wild and wooly
place, even now in the 21st century. That’s no doubt largely
because the heart of the peninsula is taken up by Olympic National
Park, a more than 900,000-acre jigsaw puzzle of glaciers and peaks,
rainforests, rivers, and Pacific coastline.
You might view...
Oct 8, 2023
Snow has fallen in the upper reaches of Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, and fall weather in general is making a national park trip in the northern half of the United States not terribly appealing.
October is a season of transition across the National Park System. Cooler, and in some cases colder, weather is...
Oct 1, 2023
For the second time in five years, and the third time in the past decade, the United States government was poised to shut down this weekend because of an impasse in the House of Representatives over how to fund the government. And, as a result, the National Park System was poised to shut down. Indeed, by the time...