Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Today, thanks to a century of conservation and preservation efforts undertaken by the National Park Service, national treasures across this country remain unspoiled. Our modern mission must maintain and grow those efforts so that our national parks endure to benefit future generations.
(Note, the writer is the Chairman of the Board of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute which is based in Carlsbad
Stefanie Payne stands beneath a massive stalagmite at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish 13 parks
The bright yellow signs on U.S. 285 are the first indication that things aren't right in Carlsbad. "US 285 south subject
Living and thriving in the most inhospitable conditions on Earth, tiny bacteria-like microbes known as extremophiles might soon have an over-sized effect on our human world.