A handy new graphic from the National Parks Conservation Association shows just how much help the National Park Service needs to manage the park system.
PEER Applauds Determination On Potential Wupatki National Monument Wilderness, Calls For Additional Wilderness Reviews
A decision by National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis that there are wilderness quality lands in Wupatki National Monument has spurred a request that the Park Service review nine other parks where it has in the past concluded no such lands existed.
The pinelands of southern New Jersey are a quilt of farmlands, marshy areas, and, frankly, pine barrens. So biological rich is this region that in 1978 it was designated as a United States Biosphere Reserve, and Congress later established the country's first National Reserve across more than 1 million acres.
Too much of a good thing, and not enough park staff, mean alcohol sales at Mammoth Cave National Park will be scaled back.
With the Perseid Meteor Showers ramping up, if you're in Grand Teton National Park this weekend join the Jackson Hole Astronomy Club in watching them.
A popular, front-country campground in Glacier National Park has been temporarily closed due to bears searching for meals there.
A donation of $1.8 million from a concessions program is moving Isle Royale National Park closer to the more than $7 million needed to build a solar power facility on the island in Lake Superior.
A Senate appropriations bill treats the National Park Service much better than does a similar measure in the House of Representatives.
It’s after a soft, pattering rain, with the clouds clearing and the sun streaming through, that the essence of the Western landscape rises up. The pungent scent of sagebrush is wicked up by the moist air, mingling with the sweet aroma of pine.
“Walk quickly!” the ranger urgently called out to the two of us as we were halfway across the floating bridge between Brooks Lodge and the Lower Platform. Without another word, my fellow photo tour attendee and I hefted our tripods with supertelephotos attached and “walked (very) quickly” across to the opposite gate nearest the platform before they closed down the bridge for a morning “bear jam.”
The dark skies over the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park should provide a great backdrop to watch the Perseid Meteor Showers this weekend.
For many, fall is the most sublime of seasons in the National Park System. Forests are cloaked in their autumnal best, wildlife is on the move and readily visible, crisp temperatures are perfect for hikes and bugs are gone. You can even smell the season, both in the moldering leaves and the woodsmoke curling above cabins.
It's August, school is around the corner, do you still have time for a national park adventure this summer? The folks at Holiday River Expeditions are making that possibility enticing with some discounts on some of their rafting and mountain biking trips in Dinosaur National Monument and Canyonlands National Park.
Last month I joined up with Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris for a tour to photograph the coastal brown bears (Ursus arctos) of Katmai National Park, Alaska. It was an experience of a lifetime for me and one I so enjoyed that I am hoping to return in 2014.
A star party is on the schedule at Mount Rainier National Park, where the Perseid Meteor Showers will be viewed from Paradise this coming Saturday.
With another successful nesting season in the Precipice Cliff area of Acadia National Park, the area's trails, including the Precipice Trail, have reopened to the public.
Grand Teton National Park Foundation Lands $50,000 Grant To Help Connect College Students With National Parks
The Grand Teton National Park Foundation has landed a $50,000 grant to help underwrite its NPS Academy, a program that brings college students into Grand Teton National Park to build advocates for the parks and outdoors in general.
Rocky Mountain National Park officials, who are considering a 15.5-mile-long multi-use trail from the Fall River Entrance to Sprague Lake, are offering you another chance to comment on the proposal.
Eastern National, a cooperating association that produces educational and interpretive materials for more than 100 units of the National Park System, is working with Finley-Holiday Films to create a special package of items for park goers.