• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

NPS Focus

Hiker on the edge of Bighorn Canyon
Step into the world of the National Park Service by visiting NPS Focus
Pete Sawtell

NPS Focus
NPS Focus is an on-line digital library and research station. It offers an incredible collection including thousands of images, documents, drawings, and maps about the cultural and natural resources maintained by the National Park Service.

Please visit: http://npsfocus.nps.gov/ to find digital as well as other information resources on the National Park Service.

History And Mission Of The NPS
There is also a variety of information available on the history and mission of the National Park Service that might be helpful in planning lessons. The National Park Service website has hundreds of publications on the history of the National Park Service and a variety of information on how the system works and its mission.

Many parks around the system also have lesson plans and other information online, allowing students and teachers to explore the park system from the classroom. Lesson plans, education guides and general information for educators on history topics.

Did You Know?

Pryor Mountain Wild horse in a lupine meadow, photo by Kayla Grams

Bighorn Canyon NRA contains a portion of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. The current debate on management of the herd - 188 strong as of 2009 - concerns its size and whether or not it has grown too large for its protected range. More...