People & Organizations
The National Park Service and the Access Fund have signed a memorandum of understanding that frames a cooperative relationship between the climbing community and the NPS and outlines their common interests, such as conservation and planning.
The National Park Service will offer three fee-free weekends this summer: June 20-21, July 18-19, and August 15-16. There are 391 national parks located across the country in 49 states.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently designated 22 trails in 13 states as newly recognized National Recreation Trails, adding more than 525 miles of trails to the National Trails System.
More than 175,000 people donated time and talent to the National Park Service last year, and on April 30 exceptional volunteers were honored with the 2008 George B. Hartzog, Jr. Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service.
From the Statue of Liberty and Independence Hall to Yellowstone and Death Valley, the National Park Service will undertake more than 750 projects at parks across the country to create jobs and restore and protect our nation’s parks.
Retired U.S. Army officers and hikers Jack Tier and Jack Myer's quest to shave pounds off their backpacking gear led them to selling quilts and accessories for hammock campers.
Three decades into the Age of Gore-Tex, some people are still wearing cotton and wool into the woods in the depths of winter. They have a fellow traveler in Kevin Kinney, owner of Empire Canvas Works.
President Barack Obama today signed into law the 2009 Omnibus Public Land Management Act, which designates more than 2 million acres across nine states as wilderness. The federal wilderness designation provides the highest level of government protection from logging and other forms of commercial use and development.
Brian Frankle builds backpacks so he can take long hikes. On long hikes, he finds ways to build better backpacks.
Henry Shires never planned to get into the tarptent business. The tarptent business got into him. Read the first in a series of gear maker profiles by Tom Mangan.
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns says he’s been trying to understand how our country works for thirty years. You never answer the question, says Burns. You deepen it. He expands on these questions and others in his new documentary series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.
Outside magazine is looking for the fittest athletes in the country—regular Joes and Janes—with real jobs and busy lives who somehow find time to excel athletically.
Every tax dollar spent on national parks resulted in more than $4 in visitor spending, according to the National Park Spending and Payroll Impacts report for 2007.