Great Smoky Mountains

5 Ways To Celebrate National Parks Week

Happy National Parks Week! This year, between April 20th and 28th, escape to the beautiful national parks – either in person or in your imagination – and celebrate the amazing …

Red Moon Rising: The Growing Threat of Megafires

As my truck crested the Hoback rim and I rolled into the upper Green River basin, I couldn’t wait to see the full moon rising over the Wind River Mountains. …

Tennessee Wildfires Devastate Communities, Threaten Wildlife

UPDATE, 12/16: Officials declared all fires out as of Tuesday, December 13. After 15 days of fires, it was confirmed that 14 people have died and 191 others were injured …

Light Up Your Summer!

As you’re exploring the great outdoors or camping out this summer as part of the Great American Campout, stars and campfires may not be the only objects you see emitting …

Willow Lake Park in Arizona operated by the City of Prescott.

7 Gorgeous Alternatives to National Parks

Update: Nature Find is still a great tool to find national, state, city parks and other sites to connect with nature. This past Sunday I decided to go hiking with …

Black bear cub climbing a tree

Photo of the Day: Headed for the Top

Black bear cub climbing a tree in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park   Photo by Flickr member Charlie Choc (cchoc) See more of Charlie Choc’s photos on Flickr …

River otters, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Photo of the Day: “Dude, I love this tree.”

River otters in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Photo by Flickr member cchoc See more of cchoc’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want …

Only Congress Can Prevent Smokey Bear’s Death by Budget Cuts

You read that title right. Smokey (along with Woodsy Owl) is part of the U.S. Forest Service’s suite of programs aimed at advancing conservation education among American students and the public …

Report: Climate Change Is Greatest Threat Ever To U.S. National Parks

In a recently released report, our colleagues at the Natural Resources Defense Council have identified how great a threat global warming poses to U.S. national parks. U.S. Today Science Fair reports: The …

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