Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!

Celebrate by enjoying these images that didn't make the gift-shop postcard racks.
An intrepid group learns to cook with only the heat from a hot spring, Yellowstone National Park, 1924.

National Park Service Historical Photograph Collection/Photographer Cribbs

A surprise guest stops in to listen to the radio, Yosemite National Park, 1920.

National Park Service Historical Photograph Collection/Photographer James V. Lloyd

A woman shows off her impressive collection of national park stickers, Yellowstone National Park, 1922.

National Park Service Historical Photograph Collection

A buck begs for snacks at a car—the start of an unfortunate trend, Yellowstone National Park, 1926.

National Park Service Historical Photograph Collection

The park rangers motorcycle patrol looks more like a gang of Hells Angels, Yellowstone National Park, 1919.

National Park Service Historical Photograph Collection

Even feathered friends can’t pass up the opportunity for a picnic, Bryce Canyon National Park, 1954.

National Park Service Historical Photograph Collection/Photographer Arthur F. Fawcett

NRDC in Action

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, NRDC’s very own wilderness fanatics share their most treasured park memories.

Policy Primer

This month’s National Park Service centennial presents an opportunity to create a parks system that is reflective of—and accessible to—all Americans.

Policy Primer

If we don’t address these increasingly severe threats, America’s most treasured lands might soon be unrecognizable.

Explainer

From undersea coral canyons to deep northern woods, these seven places deserve to be part of the president’s legacy.

Victory

Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah will protect some of America’s most striking landscape—and its earliest history.

Explainer

Now deemed national monuments, these natural beauties will be protected for generations.

Personal Action

These iconic American vacation spots will soon become unrecognizable—or worse, vanish. Pack your bags, quick!

onEarth Story

See these beloved national landscapes through a new lens.

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