Less than a Penny Per Park

Our friends at the National Parks Conservation Association calculated that the average income-earning American household pays less than $3 in federal income taxes each year for the National Park Service. Considering there are over 400 units of park lands (national parks, preserves, and monuments) in the United States, that dollar amount averages out to less than [...]

Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial on a Field Course!

Alaska Geographic has announced a series of new multi-day field courses that will inspire visitors to celebrate 100 years of our National Parks.  Five new centennial-themed courses will provide in-depth learning experiences and complement the national ‘Find Your Park’ campaign.  Each course takes place in Denali National Park and Preserve and explores a topic with [...]

Artisans Carve Traditional Canoe at Sitka NHP

(NPS Photo/Erin Fulton)   Through a partnership between the National Park Service and the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Master Canoe Carver Steve Brown, along with carvers TJ Young, Jerrod Galanin, Nick Galanin, and Tommy Joseph are transforming a huge red cedar log into a sea-worthy canoe. Dozens of hours of work and thousands of wood shavings [...]

On its Centennial, NPS Seeks to Increase Diversity & Inclusion

“America has changed dramatically since the birth of the National Park Service in 1916. The roots of the National Park Service lie in the parks' majestic, often isolated natural wonders and in places that exemplify our cultural heritage, but our reach now extends to places difficult to imagine 100 years ago—into urban centers, across rural [...]