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The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

History of Crater Lake National Park

Local Native Americans witnessed the collapse of Mount Mazama and kept the event alive in their legends. One ancient legend of the Klamath people closely parallels the geologic story which emerges from today’s scientific research. …History of Crater Lake National Park » »

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park

Established in 1902, Crater Lake National Park is the fifth oldest national park in the United States and the only national park in Oregon. The park encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the surrounding hills and forests. This National Park encompasses 183,224 acres (74,148 ha; 286.29 sq mi). …Crater Lake National Park » »

What is the goal of wildlife conservation?

Among the goals of wildlife conservation are to ensure that nature will be around for future generations to enjoy and to recognize the importance of wildlife and wilderness lands to humans. …What is the goal of wildlife conservation? » »

Alamo Lake State Park

Nestled in the Bill Williams River Valley, Alamo Lake State Park is one of Arizona’s best kept secrets. The stark desert beauty is reflected off the water where cacti dot the mountainous landscapes that surround the lake. It is one of the best places to fish for bass in Arizona. …Alamo Lake State Park » »

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Bald Cypress Trees in Lake Drumund, Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1973 when the Union Camp Corporation of Franklin, Virginia, donated 49,100 acres (199 km2) of land to The Nature Conservancy, which the following year transferred the property to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. …Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge » »

Indian Bayou State Wildlife Area

Indian Bayou State Wildlife Area is a cultural feature park in Sharkey County, in Western Mississippi. …Indian Bayou State Wildlife Area » »

Black Fork Mountain Wilderness

Black Fork Mountain Wilderness contains the rugged ridge of Black Fork Mountain, which is 13 miles long. It was designated by the United States Congress in 1984 and contains a total of 13,347 acres. Most of the land is in Arkansas, but some of the mountain ridge extends into Oklahoma. …Black Fork Mountain Wilderness » »

Five tips for the best techniques for skipping stones

skipping stones
What better way to enjoy a lazy, late summer afternoon than combing the beach for the perfect rock—flat, round, light enough to fly, heavy enough to go the distance. Snap it just so, and watch it leap across the surface. Learn the best techniques and the best Washington lakes to do it on here. …Five tips for the best techniques for skipping stones » »

Agua Tibia Wilderness

The Agua Tibia Wilderness is in Riverside and San Diego counties, California. It is mostly within the Palomar Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest. The steep, chaparral-covered mountains give way to stands of fir, pine, and oak at higher elevations that rise above 4,400 feet on Agua Tibia Mountain and above 5,000 feet on Eagle Crag. Untouched by wildfire for what may be more than a century, some of the dense stands of chaparral have manzanita and red shank reaching higher than 20 feet. …Agua Tibia Wilderness » »

Winter is a great time to bird watch at state parks in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Common Loons

Winter is a great time to break out the binoculars and check out the bird action at state parks in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Many Washington state parks are a sanctuary for migratory and year-round bird populations. Cold, clear days on the Olympic Peninsula draw all kinds of fowl to the water. So gather your camera and binoculars and let’s shake a tailfeather! …Winter is a great time to bird watch at state parks in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca » »

International Wilderness Leadership School

Mountaineering
The International Wilderness Leadership School is a division of Alaska Mountain Guides and Climbing School, Inc. No other leadership organization has the technical background, scope of programming, and the hands on leadership and guiding experience of IWLS. …International Wilderness Leadership School » »

Eight Common Mistakes of Wilderness Survival

Most Wilderness Survival situations start off very innocent; like a fishing trip with friends, a day hike emergency preparedness risk on a familiar trail, or a planned father & son hunting trip. Then things go terribly wrong and suddenly you are faced with a life and death scenario. Learn the most common mistakes of wilderness survival that can take your life. ...Eight Common Mistakes of Wilderness Survival » »