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Twinkle, twinkle! 16 Awesome Public Lands for Stargazing
Some of the last harbors of dark skies, public lands provide unspoiled views of the stars glittering above.
Michigan’s Bird of Fire Rises from the Ashes
After years of population declines, the Kirtland’s warbler -- often called Michigan’s Bird of Fire -- is rising from the ashes of near-extinction.
The defining moments and historic places of the Civil War
The Civil War was one of the darkest periods in American history. To better understand the people and events of that terrible time, it’s helpful to visit the battlefields, homes and historic places where the war unfolded. Fulfilling its role as America’s storyteller, the National Park Service preserves over 75 of these locations. By no means a complete list, below are a few of the many places that help tell the story of the Civil War from beginning to end.
Eureka! Rare Wildflower Pulled From Brink of Extinction
Originally listed as endangered in 1978, the Eureka Valley evening primrose is no longer in need of protection thanks to the combined work of Death Valley National Park, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
Wild recipes from public lands across the country
We’re cooking up some of our favorite recipes! From pot pies to berry cobblers, all of these dishes include ingredients that you can hunt, fish or forage on public lands.
Interior’s Best Friend: Dogs on the Job
For National Puppy Day, we’re spotlighting the work of Interior’s favorite four-legged friends. From pulling sleds to K-9 detecting, dogs help Interior reach its mission and are essential to keeping Indian country, public lands, visitors and wildlife safe.
Celebrating 115 Years of the National Wildlife Refuge System
More than 50 million people visit refuges every year, creating economic booms for local communities. These visitors generated nearly $2.4 billion in consumer spending and supported over 35,000 local jobs. Find a wildlife refuge near you to witness the curious behavior of mammals, hear the sweet melodies of birds, cast a line into a rippling river and more.
U.S. Geological Survey Marks 139 Years of Scientific Advancement
Check out some great facts about USGS to commemorate 139 years of scientific inquiry and advancement for the benefit of the American people.
9 Things You Didn’t Know about Denali National Park and Preserve
Sitting at the foothills of the Alaska Range, Denali National Park is as wild and wonderful as it was when hunter and naturalist Charles Sheldon first visited the area more than a century ago. It was Sheldon’s drive and determination to protect this American treasure that led to the creation of Denali National Park and Preserve on February 26, 1917. As we celebrate the creation of this national park, check out nine things you might not know about Denali.
Hollywood’s Hidden Star: America’s Public Lands
America’s public lands have been the backdrop for countless movies and television shows.
10 Infrastructure Needs Across Public Lands
Rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure -- including public lands and Indian schools -- is an investment in our future. Public lands infrastructure is essential to providing world-class experiences to hundreds of millions of park visitors a year, keeps people safe and ensures that 47,000 kids in Indian Country have access to education.
Walk in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln is remembered as one of our nation’s greatest presidents. Check out some of the public lands dedicated to sharing President Lincoln’s life and legacy.
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Rocky Mountain National Park
As we celebrate more than a century of Rocky Mountain National Park, check out 7 facts about this amazing park.
A chorus of color: Amazing birds on public lands
Birdwatching is a favorite pastime for many public lands visitors. Over 1,000 species of birds can be found in the United States, and national parks, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas are often the best places to find them.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park was established on December 6, 1947, and 70 years later, it remains an international treasure attracting visitors from around the world. Test your knowledge with 10 facts about Everglades.
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