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Tracking Climate-Change Impacts In The National Park System

Changing Climate, Changing Parks

Climate change is redrawing our natural landscapes and waters, and that reordering is no more visible than across the roughly 85 million acres of the National Park System. From Alaska to the Caribbean, warming temperatures, more frequent and potent hurricanes, more intense wildfires, and longer-lasting droughts are drastically changing the wondrous lands and waters that Stephen Mather and Horace Albright encountered a century ago as they set out to piece together what would become the world’s most admired park system.

A new eBook, Changing Climate, Changing Parks, from the National Parks Traveler presents park-by-park examples of how this impacts are altering the park system. An anthology built around Traveler articles, this eBook tracks impacts to places such as Big Bend National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Everglades National Park, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Mojave National Preserve, Virgin Islands National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. 

Across the ensuing decades, infrastructure designs couldn’t possibly anticipate the changes brought by a human-altered climate, nor could those designs in facilities, roads, and stormwater catchment systems always stand up to heavier rains, melting permafrost, rising sea levels, or rushing storm waters. 

Chapter after chapter illustrate how climate change is sending reverberations through America’s most iconic places, and even through the National Park Service as managers grapple with how best to mitigate, or adapt to, or even flee from, the impacts. In this book, we have collected ten stories from across the park system to illustrate how a changing climate is impacting some of America’s most beloved landscapes.

The $5.99 price goes directly to the Traveler's coverage of national parks and protected areas, not to the authors involved with the project.

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The Essential RVing Guide

The Essential RVing Guide To The National Parks

Exploring the National Park System by RV is one of the quintessential approaches to visiting national parks, monuments, national recreation areas, and other park system units that combined represent what Wallace Stegner defined as the best idea America ever had. To help RVers explore these lands and destinations, the National Parks Traveler editors and writers have sifted through the National Park System and come away with the definitive RVing guide to the parks. This Essential Guide To RVing In The National Park System presents RV enthusiasts with a rich collection of articles exploring the park system by RV, camper, or trailer that is supported by a directory packed with RVing specific details on more than 250 campgrounds in more than 70 parks.

Order your guide, either as an ePub ebook for your Kindle or as a PDF version.