National Parks Traveler: Essential Coverage Of Essential Places

From Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to Virgin Islands National Park, there are endless stories to tell and news to report on from across the National Park System/Rebecca Latson

Over the past year, the National Parks Traveler landed some small grants to help cover the costs of bringing you editorially independent coverage of national parks and protected areas, but you, our readers and listeners, are by far our greatest funders, and for that we thank you. 

That’s why we are again seeking your support. Our biggest fundraiser of the year runs from today, November 1, through New Year’s Eve, and your backing is key to growing our coverage. 

Your support this year enabled the Traveler to expand its daily coverage of national parks and protected areas unlike any other media organization. We’ve chronicled the National Park Service’s battles against invasive species; produced a package of articles on how parks in the Southwest are being impacted by drought; and explored overlooked gems such as Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Fort Larned National Historic Site, Homestead National Historical Park, and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

We’ve embarked on a series of stories on how beavers are helping restore some park landscapes, told you about the search for rare cigar orchids in Big Cypress National Preserve, reported on how warming temperatures are greatly skewing the male-female ratio of sea turtle hatchlings at national seashores, and examined the challenge of balancing dairy cattle and native tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore

But daily news stories and regular feature coverage are just as, if not more, important when it comes to keeping you apprised of how the parks are faring and how the National Park Service is managing them. 

With more than 400 units in the U.S. National Park System, and thousands more across the globe, there are endless stories of wonderment, concern, neglect, and success to bring you via our flagship website, through Apple News, and weekly in one of the world’s top podcasts that is available through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and other podcast channels. 

Help us help you stay informed on environmental, scientific, and newsworthy developments surrounding, involving, and affecting these areas and their governing bodies. Your donation helps ensure the Traveler’s news and feature coverage of national parks and protected areas endures.

You can donate via the link below, or mail your check to P.O. Box 980452, Park City, UT, 84098. Thanks in advance.

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