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National parks and reserves -- United States

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10thirtysix: Jarob Ortiz

In 2017, the National Park Service announced that photographer Jarob Ortiz would be the staff photographer for the Heritage Documentation Programs. When the NPS announced that they would be hiring a staff photographer in 2015, they compared the position to the one that Ansel Adams held in 1941 when he began photographing national parks for the Department of the Interior. Of the 4,000 applicants,...

Ever dream about traveling full time, perhaps to every national park you can reach? Then the new podcast Parklandia may be for you. Launched in August 2019, this podcast from iHeartRadio is hosted by Matt and Brad Kirouac, a married couple who sold their Chicago loft in 2018, moved into an RV (along with their dog), and have been on the road ever since. Through Parklandia, Matt and Brad share...
A History of Concession Development in Yellowstone National Park, 1872-1966

While millions of people visit Yellowstone National Park each year, very few of them will actually pay detailed attention to the various concessions offered around the area, unless of course they are unable to purchase various sundries or crucial items. In this wholly engaging 153-page work, author Mary Shivers Culpin (writing for the National Park Service's Yellowstone Center for Resources),...
America's National Parks Podcast

Enjoy a virtual outdoor adventure with America's National Parks Podcast. This podcast has an eye towards storytelling and "takes you behind the events, people, and nature," that have impacted "the 417 units managed by the National Park Service." The more than 120 episodes come in a variety of formats. Some episodes describe the history and future of specific parks, from King Canyon to the Wild...
American Latino Heritage

The National Park Service has done a smash up job of creating thoughtful and compelling historical travel itineraries and this one is no exception. This particular tour takes visitors through the world of the American Latino experience via key sites around the country. First-time visitors will want to look through the Essays section to get a better context for all of these destinations. The essays...
Biodiversity in National Parks

Using information from the public data science site Kaggle, Biodiversity in National Parks offers unique ways to explore the species diversity found within the U.S. National Parks. A short video introduces users to the tool, including navigating the options on the left-hand panel. After watching this video, users can maneuver this "navigation panel" to explore various project features. The...
Geology of National Parks

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a historic tour of the Colorado River Canyon? Wonder no more, as this site from the U.S. Geological Survey makes just such a sojourn possible. Drawing on thousands of historic and contemporary photographs, views, documents, and other items, the USGS has created these fine 3D and photographic tours of dozens of national parks. On the site,...
Maritime Heritage Program

The National Park Service Maritime Heritage Program is dedicated to advancing awareness of the role of maritime affairs in the history of the United States. The Maritime Heritage Program Web site provides detailed information about their substantial preservation programs, including indices of historic ships (searchable by state), lighthouses, and life-saving stations within the United States and...
More Than Just Parks

More Than Just Parks is a multimedia project started by brothers and filmmakers Will and Jim Pattiz, who travel the United States photographing and recording the natural wonders of U.S. National Parks. The brothers have a distinct goal for their project: "...To share the wonders of our national parks with as many people as we can, thereby ensuring their continued protection and enjoyment for...
NASA: National Parks from Space

While many artists and photographs aim to get up close-up images of the national parks, NASA is able to offer a unique perspective by capturing national parks from space. In honor of the recent centennial of the U.S. National Park Service, NASA's Earth Observatory compiled this collection of "NASA's best images of national parks and other federal lands, along with stories of earth science in those...
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