Meet the researchers braving toxic fumes and wildlife encounters to understand the microbial life lurking in the national park's geothermal features.

If a high-profile volcano (think: Hawaii’s Kilauea) shows signs of instability, it’s Michael Poland’s job to reassure us that everything is going to be okay

Researchers at the University of Montana found that nearby towns dependent on tourist dollars stand to lose millions

Plus two more books we're reading this month

In our ongoing Weekly Escape series, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in two minutes or less.

How one tragic evening revolutionized bear management in our national parks

A new photo book documents the diverse community behind the original national park

Climate change is affecting America’s recreation meccas—from Yosemite to Yellowstone—in profound ways. As the planet heats up and weather patterns shift, so will the ways we interact with the outdoors.

The reports of sexual harassment among NPS employees continue, with new revelations about Yosemite and Yellowstone

Fit in a last-minute camping trip at one of these iconic parks before summer ends

A young man who died this month in a boiling hot spring in Norris Geyser Basin is just the latest casualty of the park’s main attraction

It’s not all fun and games in the parks

The best way to see a Yellowstone few people ever do

While some groups celebrate the American bison as a conservation success story, we're slaughtering the animals by the thousands

The beloved Bombardier snowcoaches are headed to the auction block

As many as 900 wild bison that graze in the park will be killed this winter, either by hunters or slaughter, to offset population growth and appease ranchers. Bison advocates, however, want to move the animals to other lands. At its heart, the debate about how to handle these creatures comes down to whether we believe them to truly be "wild."

America's most iconic park pairs perfectly with America's favorite beverage

Get a jump on the crowds. Explore our favorite hidden corners, empty spaces, and wild places in ten iconic National Parks

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