Filmmaker Ken Burns on America’s National Parks

The documentarian sees climate change as an existential threat to places like Glacier National Park. Getty Images The filmmaker, who directed the award-winning 2009 PBS documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, talks about the political and spiritual underpinnings of the park system.    What prompted you to make your series about the national parks? This […]

Awesome Job Alert: Get Paid (Almost) $100,000 to Take Photos of National Parks

Sunlight glints off the crags of Rocky Mountain National Park. Scott Dressel-Martin The National Park Service is looking to pay a full-time photographer close to $100,000 a year to help take portraits of the nation’s parks. The photographer would also contribute photos to the Library of Congress’s collection of historic buildings and engineering. There’s no […]