An unprecedented 40-year experiment in a 40,000-acre valley of Yosemite National Park strongly supports the idea that managing fire, rather than suppressing it, makes wilderness areas more resilient to fire, with the added benefit of increased water availability and resistance to drought.
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Closing the Park Loop Road to private vehicles during peak season, a reservation system on Cadillac Mountain, and car quotas on Ocean Drive are among the ideas under consideration as Acadia National Park forms a transportation plan aimed at improving the visitor experience while preserving natural and cultural resources.
National Park Service Proposing To Let Nature Take Its Course With Breach At Fire Island National Seashore
Natural processes, specifically the ebb and flow of the Atlantic Ocean, should be allowed to continue at Fire Island National Seashore, where the National Park Service is willing to let a breach in the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dunes Wilderness open and close as the waves dictate.
Rooms in Mount Rainier National Park will be hard to come by during the next two summers, with safety upgrades at the Paradise Inn closing more than half of all the overnight lodging in the Washington park until 2019.
Hidden among the beautiful cliffs and beaches at Point Reyes National Seashore in California are fossilized links to the past, perhaps even undiscovered species of animals.
Whichever nominee is next to call 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home, they should have plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs readily at hand thanks to Michelle Obama, the National Park Service, and now the Burpee Foundation and the W. Atlee Burpee Company.
Bison will be celebrated as the nation's official mammal when Wind Cave National Park serves as the backdrop for speakers and entertainment celebrating the shaggy ungulate on November 1.
Newly released US Topo maps for Great Smoky Mountains National Park provide more detail on the park, displaying the locations of trails, campgrounds, visitor centers, boundaries and other visitor information for the national park.
Zion National Park Foundation is hosting 24 artists for a week of creativity and inspiration, November 7-13, as part of the eighth annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational. It is being billed as the "Centennial Edition," celebrating the influence of original art in the founding of the National Park Service one hundred years ago
With the season's first snowflakes having fallen in Utah, the staff at Bryce Canyon National Park is getting their park ready for winter.