The Hiker’s Guide to Leaving No Trace . . . and in One Piece

How to be responsible, pee responsibly, and handle animal encounters when you’re out in the wild, communing with nature.

From left: Ruth Glacier, Denali National Park, Alaska; Great Sand Dunes National Monument and Preserve, Colorado

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From left: North Window, Arches National Park, Utah; Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Carol M. Highsmith Archive/Library of Congress

From left: South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona; Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Carol M. Highsmith Archive/Library of Congress
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The latest executive order takes aim at iconic public places that store carbon, protect ecosystems, and keep fossil fuels in the ground.

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Americans remind the Interior secretary that this land is our land (and we should be able to afford visiting it).

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The interior secretary’s proposal to hand over park management to private companies has riled up some very unhappy campers.

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Hannah Rothstein’s grim tourism posters are a call to action, in a time when the president is pillaging our public lands.

Policy Primer

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

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.

Personal Action

Make long-lasting memories but a minimal environmental impact during your spring break getaway.

Personal Action

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

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Why are there so many names for legally protected waterways? And what do they all mean?

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