Non-native Burmese pythons, which are exploding in number across Everglades National Park, are being blamed for "precipitous declines" in mammals that once were commonly seen in parts of the park, according to a study.
Eastern National, a non-profit organization that works to enhance the interpretation of the National Park System, was started by a group of park rangers back in 1947. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that the organization is applauding current Park Service staff who have helped it with interpretation and supporting Eastern National in the parks.
Visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park leave quite a bit behind when they head home after visiting the park. In fact, a study shows that in 2010 the park's 9 million or so visitors spent more than $818 million in gateway communities surrounding the national park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Partners Develop Program To Strengthen Connections With Surrounding Community
For many national parks, their best partners are their neighbors in surrounding communities. With that in mind, the folks at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are working with Friends of the Smokies and the Great Smoky Mountain Association to strengthen connections with leaders in surrounding communities.
Can you ever have enough restrooms in a national campground? If your answer is "no," then you'll be happy to hear that three new "comfort stations" are being built at the Watchman Campground in Zion National Park.
If details are all you glean, the overall pattern may not be seen.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a globally recognized icon of the American landscape. Stretches of road elsewhere in the United States may indeed be spectacular, but nothing matches this manicured, uniquely uncommercialized, half a thousand mile thoroughfare through the lofty heart of America’s first frontier.
A $5,000 "in-kind" grant from the federal Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program will allow for development of a plan to extend the "Red Canyon Trail" to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.
With an eye on improving the safety of hikers heading to the top of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park officials are proposing to reduce the number of daily permits from 400 to 300, according to a proposed management plan.
With nearly 400 units of the National Park System, one probably is close enough for you to visit in a day. But how should you organize those visits? Laura Henning, the chief of interpretation at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida, put together the following primer for exploring her park.
After a week of searching made dangerous and complicated by high winds, snowfall, and dangerous avalanche conditions, crews at Mount Rainier National Park are expected to begin scaling back their efforts to locate two overdue parties on the mountain.
Millions of dollars are flowing to the National Park System for work on aging roads and multiple-use trails in need of some TLC, and transportation systems thanks to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.