#10Decadesin10Days - A Brief Natural History of the National Park Service

In the 10 days leading up to Founders’ Day, August 25, 2016, we attempted to tell the story of nature and natural resources during the 100 years of the National Park Service. We covered a lot of ground: fires, legislation, oil spills, the Natural Resource Challenge, and repeat photography, to name a few. Take a look at some of the more popular posts during the 10 days, or visit our Twitter page to see them all!  

 Mt. McKinley Natl Park--Denali National Park and Preserve since 1980--created

NPS photo / Tim Rains

1917 - Mt. McKinley Natl Park--Denali National Park and Preserve since 1980--created. T. Rains

Camping at Glacier NPS

NPS photo / A. Hall

1926 July 11, camping @GlacierNPS. Some things never go out of style. #10Decadesin10Days nps.gov/camping NPS photo/A. Hall

Naturalist leads hike in at Bryce Canyon NPS

NPS photo / N. Dodge

1940 – Naturalist leads hike in @BryceCanyonNPS. NPS Photo/N. Dodge #10Decadesin10Days

Kemp’s ridley sea turtle

NPS photo

1948 – The 1st confirmed Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nests in US recorded @PadreIslandNPS #10Decadesin10Days NPSphoto

Ranger Susan shows a snake to day campers

NPS photo / Rowe

1965 Ranger Susan shows a snake to day campers.#10Decadesin10Days NPS/Rowe

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO

NPS photo / M. Reed

1971 – Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO designated as National Natural Landmark. #10Decadesin10Days NPS photo/M. Reed

New River Gorge Bridge

NPS photo / G. Hartley

1977New River Gorge Bridge completed. #10Decadesin10Days ow.ly/F7on303owo1 NPS Photo/G. Hartley

swift fox

NPS photo

1987 – Family of swift fox reintroduced @BadlandsNPS #10Decadesin10Days #NPS100 NPS photo

Teklanika Glacier 1919 (capps) & in 2004 (Karpilo)

2004 – Repeat photo taken @DenaliNPS Teklanika Glacier 1919 (capps) & in 2004 (Karpilo) (t to b) #10Decadesin10Days

Bison on a cliff

NPS Photo / R. Spener

2013 – Quintessentially American view @TRooseveltNPS #10Decadesin10Days NPS Photo/R. Spener #NPS100