A group seeking to increase diversity of visitors in national parks is suggesting, among other things, that the National Park Service change the look of its uniforms and vehicles because they project a law enforcement image, "which presents a significant impediment to engaging all Americans."
Parks in the News
Both surface and groundwater at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota were probably polluted with a chemical common to rocket fuels and explosives by past fireworks displays, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report.
Meridian Energy Group, Inc., hopes to take a step closer Tuesday to building an oil refinery just three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota when Billings County officials consider the company's application to build on land currently zoned for agriculture, not industry.
After the removal of hazardous, non-native eucalyptus trees, the Nāmakanipaio Campground in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened with fresh views of Mauna Loa.
An open letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to bring an end to helicopter overflights at Glacier National Park.
A hiker reported missing in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska was found dead Sunday, killed in an apparent fall, park officials said.
They are a sweeping, majestic, gorgeous collection of images that skims the surface of the diversity of the National Park System. And they practically implore the U.S. Postal Service to continue promoting the parks long after the National Park Service Centennial passes.
Matt Holly is a lifelong parks and maps enthusiast. He put his interests together and created the website National Park Maps, which now has more than 1,000 free maps.
Years of monitoring wolves in Denali and Yellowstone national parks has led researchers to conclude that hunting the predators just beyond the parks' borders seems to directly impact park visitors' odds of seeing a wolf.
If you plan to be in Glacier National Park in Montana next week, be careful where you go, as biologists will be monitoring grizzly bears in the park and that requires some bear trapping.