Science News

Scence in the National Park Service not only informs park management, but also contributes to our knowledge of ecological systems, provides a deeper understanding of how climate change is impacting park resources, and uncovers novel, interesting findings.

Here you can browse National Park Service science to satisfy your curiosity or to inform yourself about current issues. These resources are also available to environmental journalists to delve deeper into science issues and connect them to our scientists.
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For Journalists

News about science for interested science journalists.

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Featured Research

Browse some of the National Park Service's ground-breaking research results.

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Journal Articles

Access peer-reviewed science articles published in science journals. See how parks advance science.

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Reports and Publications

See some of our recently published technical reports and other documents.

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Park Science magazine

Park Science reports recent and ongoing natural and social science and related cultural research for park planning, management and policy.

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Alaska Park Science

Alaska Park Science reports findings from recent research in the biological, physical, and cultural sciences.

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Yellowstone Science

Yellowstone Science shares information from scientists with the public to highlight in-depth, science-based knowledge about the park.

Last updated: August 1, 2022


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