As the National Park Service turns 100, creative solutions and responsible policies are needed. This special issue of our magazine is devoted to exploring some of those ideas.
This year, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100-year anniversary with an $11.9 billion backlog in deferred maintenance projects. We explore seven ideas to address the problem as the agency prepares to enter its second century.
Happy 100th Birthday, National Parks
Americans should take a moment to consider how they can ensure the health of their national treasure for many generations to come.
We should do more than celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. We should ask serious questions about how to improve our national parks.
National Parks in the 21st Century
Can the National Park Service Capitalize on its Brand?
Are National Parks More Popular Than Ever?
Myth: Taxpayers Should Not Pay National Parks Fees
The Bear, The Bison, and The Business of Yellowstone
How Free Market Environmentalism is Transforming Parks
ThrowbackThurdsay: Paying to Play in National Parks
PERC Thoughts: Why We Care About Our National Parks
The park's wolf woes spur bigger questions of managing wilderness.
Rudyard Kipling’s story of a wolf foster mother may seem pretty far-fetched, but recent studies have shown that gray wolves really will foster orphaned pups.