Sequestration Cuts Set to Affect National Parks

Grand Canyon National Park is set to face a $1 million budget cut if sequestration goes into effect. Source: NPSBudget sequestration has been looming in the distance, but as we approach March 1, it looks very likely that sequestration will go into effect.

Historic Bouldering at Horsetooth Reservior

A northward view over Horsetooth Reservoir, CO. Photograph by Kacey HerlihyPerched in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Horsetooth Reservoir overlooks the Colorado town of Fort Collins, about an hour north of Denver. The reservoir, approximately 6.5 miles in length and a half-mile in width, was constructed in 1949 as part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.

Warm Up in Hawai'i

January 23, 2013, 12:58 pm
By Heather Crowley From luaus to surfing to hanging on the beach, Hawai’i is touted as a tropical paradise built for relaxation. Home to pineapples and grass skirts, the islands are also famous for another icon: Volcanoes. No journey is complete without exploring Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, one of the ...

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My husband and I are really enjoying our visit to the Sequoias. When we were at the General Grant Tree today there was a shuttle group that were crossing the fence and taking pictures in front of the tree. Are these groups given special permission to do t
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Thanks for getting in touch! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the General Grant Tree at Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. The best way to find out about park regulations is to contact the National Park Service directly. You can reach them at (559) 565-3341. Additional contact information is availbe at the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks website.

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Discovering American Latino Heritage in our National Parks

October 8, 2012, 8:09 am
Spanning five centuries beginning in the age of exploration, Latino peoples have played an important role in American history and the development of America. From Christopher Columbus’ New World expeditions, to the fight for civil rights led by Cesar Chavez and Delores Huerta, American Latino peoples have had an ...

Goats are the New Landscapers on Staten Island

Goats are employed at Fort Wadsworth, doing the job of clearing unwanted invasive vegetation. A green project, that doesn't involve machinery or fuel.Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, is home to fifteen young goats with a purpose: eat the poison ivy!

Grand Teton National Park Film Festival 2012

Schwabachers Landing, Grand Teton National Park. Photo Credit: National Park ServiceFor the second year in a row, Grand Teton National Park will be hosting a special film festival featuring films focused on the great outdoors.

Download Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder and Vote for your favorite Outdoor Organization

Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder mobile app home screen and voting screenFord Explorer will donate $150,000 to outdoor organizations, and through the end of September, you can vote for your favorite organization to receive a portion of the funds!

National Park Service Celebrates 96th Birthday

For almost a century, the National Park Service has protected the beauty, passion, and majesty of the parks that are at the heart of our country. Our nation’s parks are treasures for everyone to cherish, and NPS has been a crucial part in preserving these gems for generations of Americans to inherit and enjoy.

Appalachian Trail 75th Anniversary

Appalachian Trail 75th Anniversary LogoRich in history, beauty, and adventure, the Appalachian Trail celebrates its 75th anniversary this summer.

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