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Yellowstone National Park: Through The Lens Of Time

Nearly 150 years later, Bradly J. Boner, a photojournalist based in Jackson Hole, spent four summers (2011-2014) retracing the steps of the 1871 Hayden Survey. He went on a personal “scavenger hunt” to find the exact location of every one of William Henry Jackson’s photographs based on the images themselves and descriptions published by members of the party, then “rephotographed” from each spot to show how the park had (or hadn’t) changed.

Early Summer Construction And Closures At Jenny Lake In Grand Teton National Park

This summer is the fourth and final major construction season as part of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation's Inspiring Journeys campaign that is restoring Grand Teton National Park’s most popular destination—Jenny Lake. This project will ultimately create an inviting and sustainable trail system, improving both wayfinding and accessibility.

Lend Your Ideas To How The C&O Canal In Georgetown Should Be Restored

You're invited to add your voice to shape the future of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Georgetown in the District of Columbia. The National Park Service and Georgetown Heritage invite you to a hands-on workshop on Wednesday, June 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Canal Overlook room at Georgetown Park.

As The Monuments Turn: Pushes And Pulls On Bears Ears, Katahdin Woods And Waters National Monuments

Those who read tea leaves likely are staring at hot swirling water as they try to predict how the Trump administration will come down on the fate of Bears Ears, Katahdin Woods and Waters, and 25 other national monuments. Conservationists maintain the president lacks authority to abolish monuments, while conservatives hope for drastic action by President Trump.
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Experience The Lewis And Clark National Historic Trail This June

The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail staff invites you to #FindYourTrail in June along the 3,700-mile route, with more than 100 sites along the way. Many diverse groups -- federal, tribal, state and local agencies, and public and private organizations -- work together to provide opportunities for visitors to experience and learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Erosion Closes Portion Of Gros Ventre/Kelly Road At Grand Teton National Park

Heavy runoff down the Gros Ventre River at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming has forced the temporary closure of approximately 4.5 miles of the Gros Ventre/Kelly Road from the Gros Ventre Junction with US Highway 26/89/191 to the Gros Ventre Campground due to significant erosion that is threatening the road.

Prehistoric Native American Site Discovered At Channel Islands National Park

A prehistoric Native American site thought to date between 8,000 and 13,000 years ago has been unearthed at Channel Islands National Park in California, where officials believe the site might be evidence of a coastal migration following the North Pacific Rim from Northeast Asia into the Americas, part of the peopling of the new world.

Photography In The National Parks: Travel, Packing, And Luggage

Contributing photographer and writer Rebecca Latson is always curious about what other photographers pack in their gear bag and how they pack, in general, when traveling to a national park. Rebecca thought some of you readers might in turn, be interested as to her own luggage logic and what she packs for her national park photography trips. This article should answer some of that your questions and maybe you might even have some packing suggestions for her.

National Parks Beyond The Nation: Global Perspectives On "America's Best Idea"

The national park movement has been evolving for more than a century, and it is by no means complete. The movement grows as governments, scientists, and society seek ways to cope with climate change, protect endangered species, manage landscapes, and to simply set aside more space for recreation and preservation.

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