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Geology


It's all about the geologic features for our National Parks.

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Nature and Wildlife


Are you interested in viewing wildlife during your next outdoors adventure?

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US National Parks


From the east coast to the west coast, north or south, the United States has an abundance of spectacular National Parks to visit.

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Geology and Climate

Bryce Canyon National Park

Geology

Geologic Resources of the National Parks range from the world-renowned sculptured depths of Grand Canyon to the ancient fossils of Dinosaur National Monument. Geologic resources and the dynamic processes that affect them are inspiring to behold, form the foundation of park ecosystems, and are essential to understanding the natural world.

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Climate

The latest NPS air quality data trend analysis report shows visibility, ozone, and atmospheric deposition conditions and trends for 1998 - 2007 and indicates whether or not individual parks are meeting NPS strategic air quality goals. The report shows 99% of parks show stable or improving visibility, 94% have stable or improving ozone concentrations, and 83% have stable or improving trends in atmospheric deposition. While improving trends certainly show progress, a stable trend in air quality may not be sufficient to protect an area already experiencing poor air quality.

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National Park Spotlight
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Featured Wildlife
Maine Puffins
Maine Puffins


Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.