When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in Everglades National Park, and it’s in the billions.
Whitebark pines, a keystone species that can impact spring runoff, nourish grizzly bears when they most need protein, and provide feasts for other wildlife, face a variety of threats, from climate change to a fungal disease. So important are these trees that researchers with Parks Canada are working to raise a veritable disease-resilient forest of whitebark pines.
Grand Teton National Park and National Parks Conservation Association are hosting an evening presentation, "Climate Change Impacts in Grand Teton National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Area" on Wednesday, October 19 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson.
What now might be considered a "bad snow year" in Yellowstone National Park, one that limits snowmobile and snowcoach access, will in the not-too-distant future become the average snow year, according to a new study.
Tourism impacts and climate change stressors are on course to greatly affect Yellowstone, Mesa Verde, the Statue of Liberty and other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, according to a UNESCO report just out.
A study from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service shows that thinning forests with prescribed fire can reduce the effects of drought. Climate change is expected to amplify drought conditions in California so using science to better understand the impacts of drought is of great importance to resource managers such as the National Park Service.
How will climate change impact Joshua Tree National Park in California. While researchers have warned that higher temperatures could adversely impact the iconic Joshua Trees, there are other impacts to the park's ecosystem as well, as this video explains.
Interior Secretary Attends Global Climate Change Conference, Uses National Parks To Illustrate Concerns
Examples of how climate change is impacting the National Park System from Everglades National Park in Florida to Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska were cited by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell this week to illustrate to a global audience the threats climate change poses.
Stepping out at of my car at the overlook of Lake St. Mary in Glacier National Park, I expect to smell the invigorating aroma of a spruce-fir forest. Instead I smell ashes. The conifer forest is no more, and won’t be again in my lifetime, or my children’s.
With concerns that the Southwest's iconic Joshua trees will be pushed out of 90 percent of their current habitat by the century's end due to climate change, a group has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to have the tree listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.