The approach to public land management has evolved, influenced by science and public opinion. Here are considerations for managing a public park.
Be a cowboy (or cowgirl) in Montana! Its vast landscape is filled with parks and wildlife; watch a geyser erupt or enjoy outdoor winter sports.
North Dakota is known for its scenic Badlands (barren, rocky formations), farms, ranches and history of Plains Indian life.
South Dakota, named for the area’s Lakota and Dakota Sioux tribes, is known for its national parks, windswept prairies and 19th-century frontier history.
Tennessee's famous music scene includes country, soul and rock 'n' roll. Take a break from the city and breathe in fresh air from the Great Smoky Mountains.
Utah offers unparalleled outdoor recreation — hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding and camping — as well as prehistoric sites and pioneer history.
The northernmost of all the states, Alaska has mountainous terrain and low temperatures that are ideal for spotting wildlife, and for winter sports.
Breathtaking, snowy winter views like the ones captured here appeal to cold-weather lovers. Look to see which of these destinations may be right for you.
Preservation of natural treasures in U.S. national parks has been called the nation’s best idea. Winning images in a 2014 photo contest offer proof.