Rivers run to seas, and at times reverse course as the tidal pull of the moon pushes the sea back upstream.
In her memoir The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, Terry Tempest Williams offers an intimate portrait of national parks as she guides readers on a reverential tour of parks through meanings that these places have etched in her memory and experience.
America celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service this year with some high-profile publicity for the nation’s parks. First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush are serving as honorary co-chairs of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration, highlighted by Find Your Park, a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary, specifically targeting millennials;…
Nathaniel P. Langford and other members of the 1870 Washburn-Doane expedition “Columbused” Yellowstone by “discovering” it as a “park.”
National parks and the entire history of American environmentalism originate in the same traditions that produced much of evangelical Christianity in America.