Parks in the News
A North Carolina man who has been convicted four times for digging ginseng plants in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will spend 22 weeks in jail for his latest conviction.
It's about time for Alaska's caribou herds to start heading south before winter hits. The folks at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve captured some shots of caribou in the park and put together a short slideshow for your enjoyment.
Old Report Describes Photographer W. H. Jackson's Return To Yellowstone National Park At The Age Of 94
Geology factors into many units of the National Park System, but there are some parks that rise above all others if you have an interest in the geologic past...and present. What follows is a short list of some of the most geologically fascinating parks in the system, though we're sure you can add others.
Train fans looking for their fill of rail history should think about heading to Steamtown National Historic Site in eastern Pennsylvania this coming weekend for Railrest 2014.
If you've ever decided to hike Delicate Arch during the high season at Arches National Park in Utah, you know how difficult it can be to find a parking spot at the trailhead. Park officials realize that, too, and have developed a proposal for improving the congestion there that they want your thoughts on.
Every so often, something pops up that sounds so fascinating, it simply must be investigated. That’s what happened the other day when I made my daily visit to the NPS Morning Report and found an article that set my curiosity ablaze. I don’t remember ever having heard of Kalaupapa and I know I’ll never be able to visit the place in person, but thanks to modern electronic communications and the Internet, I was able to visit.
A new guide that describes climate change in Alaska’s national parks seeks to engage both state residents and the parks’ two million annual visitors.
Ben Otoo and Nicole Ridgwell are spending the summer living a dream as they scramble and climb among the remains of the long dead. These young paleontologists are photographing and mapping the world famous deposit of ancient bones at Dinosaur National Monument.
As National Park Service Looks At Grizzly Bear Recovery In North Cascades, What's The State Of The Endangered Species Act?
News that the National Park Service wants to consider whether grizzly bears should be restored to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state is a big step towards bolstering the region's ecological integrity, but recent events surrounding the Endangered Species Act raises questions about whether the Park Service can succeed if it decides grizzly recovery is in the ecosystem's best interests.
If you and your dog are inseparable, don't let the National Park System's pet rules stop you from taking a dog-centric vacation to our national treasures. A growing assortment of pet sitters, upscale boarding facilities and dog-friendly people hotels are making it possible for pets and humans to have unforgettable adventures in and around popular national parks.
Curious about what a "short-haul" is? Wonder how rangers get to remote areas in the parks to perform rescues? Check out this short video from Zion National Park.
$1.5 Million In Grants Go Out To Help Tribes, Museums, Alaska Native Villages Regain Human Remains And Cultural Objects
The National Park Service has released more than $1.5 million in grants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act to assist museums, Indian tribes, and Alaska native villages to document and return human remains and cultural objects to their native people.
Ignoring Warning Signs Leads To Four Accidents In Four Days At Same Location In Yosemite National Park
Some issues that come up in the National Park System are no brainers, and the proposal in Yellowstone National Park to replace a sewer line nearing a quarter-century in service is one.
National Park Service Will Again Try To Reuse Historic Buildings At Fort Hancock In Gateway National Recreation Area
Gateway National Recreation Area officials, who several years ago thought they had a lessee for historic buildings at Fort Hancock, will try again to find businesses to use the structures. This time, the National Park Service hopes a phased approach for redevelopment of the Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark will succeed.
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis has released the agency's logo for its centennial in 2016, one that uses the agency's familiar arrowhead for the zero in 2016.
If you can manage it, be sure to head to the National Park System on Monday, when the gates will all be open with no need to pay an entrance fee.
Maintenance work is coming up for bridges in Acadia National Park this year and next, which means you could encounter delays from time to time. But better to make the repairs than wait for greater problems down the road.
The bodies of three climbers killed back in May by a likely avalanche on Mount Rainier have been recovered by park rangers.
For a unique September outing, head to Cape Lookout National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to catch the moonrise from the national seashore's lighthouse.
Railroads played a huge role in the establishment of the national parks in the early 20th century. Just how great their influence was will be discussed by Dr. Alfred Runte as part of the lecture series at Zion National Park this summer.
A 59-year-old Washington state man is undergoing rabies prevention treatment after being scratched by a bat in front of Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park earlier this month.
A young girl visiting Yellowstone National Park with her family has been killed in a fall into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
A wonderful stretch of backroad in Grand Teton National Park is the Moose-Wilson Road, a narrow road -- almost a lane -- that connects the park headquarters with Wilson. It's generally quiet, attracts moose and bears, and is highly picturesque. But increasing traffic, and wildlife, are creating problems, problems that park staff hope they can reduce or eliminate with a management plan for the corridor.
The body of a young man who went to cool off in the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park has been recovered, just a quarter-mile downstream from the confluence of the Lamar and Yellowstone rivers.
If you're planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park next month, you'll want to read this update about road work that will cause some snarls for visitors.