Parks in the News
Quite frequently there's talk about adding units to the National Park System. But where do you begin, and where do you draw a line? Well, it turns out the National Park Service has a cheat-sheet of sorts that touches on the timelines of studies into proposed units of the system.
Investigation Of Gettysburg National Military Park Superintendent Finds Cybertracks to Pornographic Images
A "short-haul" operation, in which individuals are hooked onto a rope dangled beneath a helicopter, was used to rescue three backpackers from a ledge in Kings Canyon National Park.
Adventurous Teens Need To Be Rescued From Precarious Perch on Ledge at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
If you've spent anytime around cliffs, you probably can appreciate that climbing up is a lot easier than climbing back down. Well, for three teens and their mother at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, getting down required quick assistance from park rangers who were able to rappel down and safely get the four back on firm ground.
Updated: Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Parks Release Winter-Use Plan That Reduces Snowmobile Numbers
Forest Service Drawing Line On Mountain Bikers in Potential Wilderness, National Park Service Agrees
U.S. Forest Service managers in parts of Montana and Idaho are working to ban mountain bikes on landscapes that some day could merit wilderness designation, a move that isn't sitting well with the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Over at the National Park Service, meanwhile, officials have no intention of letting mountain bikers access lands eligible for wilderness designation.