Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
Local students are visiting Craters of the Moon National Monument and participating in a new education program thanks to support from the National Park Foundation. Read more
Our second artist-in-residence just completed a stay at Craters of the Moon. Read more
Did You Know?
Searing lava flows that initially destroyed everything in their path today protect the last refuges of intact sagebrush steppe communities on the Snake River Plain. These islands of vegetation, known as kipukas, provide important examples of what is "natural".