by Joanna M. Foster Posted on March 11, 2014 Updated: March 12, 2014
On Tuesday, President Obama used his executive authority to create a new national monument, signaling he is serious about bypassing congressional inaction when necessary.
by Matt Lee-Ashley - Guest Contributor Posted on March 3, 2014 Updated: September 8, 2014
National parks and the communities that depend on them took a major hit as a result of last year's government shutdown.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on December 17, 2013 Updated: December 17, 2013
The 2013 California wildfire season began in early May and now an unusually late fire in Big Sur, is extending the season well into December.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on December 11, 2013
The latest Vital Signs report on Yellowstone National Park shows that the world's first national park has a fever.
by Jessica Goad - Guest Contributor Posted on November 21, 2013 Updated: November 22, 2013
The bill, sponsored by Representative Don Young (R-AK), would allow states to petition to take over management of any federal lands within their jurisdictions, including national parks.
by Emily Atkin Posted on November 5, 2013 Updated: November 12, 2013
Uncertainty surrounding the effects of climate change just helped the world’s largest sea lion become the first animal to be taken off the U.S. endangered species list in nearly two decades.
by Jessica Goad - Guest Contributor Posted on October 31, 2013
In her first major policy speech, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell condemned Congress for the recent federal government shutdown and called for adequate funding of national parks and public lands.
by Bryce Covert Posted on October 28, 2013
Utah, a state with five national parks, lost millions during the 16-day shutdown.
by Jessica Goad - Guest Contributor Posted on October 21, 2013 Updated: October 21, 2013
In the coming weeks, the U.S. Forest Service will decide whether or not to allow horizontal drilling for oil and gas in the George Washington National Forest.
by Jessica Goad - Guest Contributor Posted on October 9, 2013 Updated: October 9, 2013
Thanks to Republican demands, the government remains shut down -- yet Republican politicians are blaming the Obama administration for actually closing national parks.