America’s National Parks Podcast
Leave No Trace (or…How to Poop in the Woods)

Leave No Trace (or…How to Poop in the Woods)

September 20, 2020

This week we learn about reducing impact on the environment when visiting National Parks and other public lands, along with a lesson on what to do when nature calls out on the trail from rangers at Yosemite National Park.

The Million Dollar Room

The Million Dollar Room

September 15, 2020

In Yellowstone National Park's Upper Geyser Basin sits an unassuming store, one that's lasted for nearly all the park's human history. It's famed owner wallpapered his office in the most unusual way—with hundreds of cancelled checks. This week, the Million Dollar Room in the Lower Hamilton's Store at Yellowstone National Park

Wolverines, an Overturned Tanker, and a $500,000 Fine | National Park News

Wolverines, an Overturned Tanker, and a $500,000 Fine | National Park News

August 29, 2020

A man gets jail and a $500,000 fine for sneaking into Canada’s National Parks during the coronavirus, a tanker truck overturns in Yellowstone, a veritable novel is graffitied onto a popular lighthouse, and Wolverines have been spotted in one National Park for the first time in over a century. It’s time for the latest in National Park News.

Parks During a Pandemic

Parks During a Pandemic

August 24, 2020

It's now clear we’re dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic for the long haul, and instead of just staying inside, many Americans are wanting to figure out how to recreate responsibly. And what could be a better place to socially distance than a National Park, right? Well, it’s not so simple. 

 

This week, we’re sharing with you an episode of a different podcast: "Everybody’s National Parks." Hosts Danielle and Bryan do an excellent job taking us on deep dives into parks through their trip reports as well as interviews from expert to help us get the best out of their visits. Jason sat down virtually with Danielle to chat about visiting the parks during the virus, and Joining was Brad from the new "Hello, Ranger podcast." Brad and Matt Kirouac formerly hosted the "Parklandia" podcast, and now, they’ve started a whole community of park lovers that includes a great app and Park Ambassadors to help you navigate your National Park experience.

 

90 Years in the West

90 Years in the West

August 16, 2020

On the border of utah and colorado sits a place where the wild rugged land has been used for centuries to carve out a modern human existence, long before it was found to contain the world’s greatest collection of dinosaur bones. Here one woman lived for nearly a century, as the world modernized, she kept this place as a link to the past. 

News From the Parks: New NPS Funding, Strange Blue Squares at Zion, Cuyahoga Dams Removed

News From the Parks: New NPS Funding, Strange Blue Squares at Zion, Cuyahoga Dams Removed

August 10, 2020

It's time for another "News from the Parks" edition of the podcast. This week, we'll learn about how the funds from the Great American Outdoors Act will be used, how the Cuyahoga River is flowing more free than ever, and some strange blue-square graffiti that has rangers puzzled and cleaning at Zion.

The Complexities of Climate Change

The Complexities of Climate Change

August 2, 2020

Today on America’s National Parks, we travel to California’s Sequoia and Kings Canyon, where decades of research show us how the world is changing, and help us to figure out what to expect next. 

Pullman

Pullman

July 25, 2020

Perhaps no city in the United States exceeds Chicago in the number, breadth, intensity, and national importance of labor upheavals. One of our most recent national park service sites celebrates and remembers the contributions to American society of an ingenious entrepreneur, but more importantly, the workers who made his dreams happen, and their battle for fair pay. Today on America's National Parks, The Pullman National Monument. 

Sand Creek

Sand Creek

July 11, 2020

As far as atrocities against Native Americans by westerners, it’s hard to pick the worst. But there’s one that certainly ranks up there. Surely the horrific, predawn mass murder of at least 150 unarmed people, mostly women and children, who were flying the American flag fits the bill. Today on America’s National Parks, we revisit the dedication of Colorado’s Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. 

News from the Parks | Big Bend Closes, Yosemite Cancels Reservations

News from the Parks | Big Bend Closes, Yosemite Cancels Reservations

July 4, 2020

On this month's "News from the Parks" episode, we talk about new closures, even as most parks have reopened. Plus, a new, 6-year celebration of America's 250th birthday kicks off in the parks. 

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