The U.S. Department of the Interior On Wednesday announced a proposed rule to further facilitate implementation of the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act of 2009. The proposed rule provides standards for a coordinated approach to the management of paleontological resources on lands managed by four Interior Department Bureaus: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and National Park Service (NPS). It will also clarify how these bureaus manage paleontological resources to ensure they are available for current and future generations to enjoy as part of America’s national heritage.
Parks in the News
A multi-year task to restore the first mile of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown is underway, with an end goal of preserving the important history and charm of the area and bringing back the beloved mule-pulled canal boat rides.
Two rare alpine insects – native to the northern Rocky Mountains and dependent on cold waters of glacier and snowmelt-fed alpine streams – are imperiled due to climate warming induced glacier and snow loss according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners.
Two Juveniles Charged In Connection With Deadly Chimney Tops 2 Fire At Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Two juveniles from Tennessee have been charged with aggravated arson in connection with the Chimney Tops 2 Fire at Great Smoky Mountains National Park that led to 14 deaths.
A queuing system could slow your drive down the bucolic Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park next summer as park officials work to protect the scenic corridor's natural resources and history from too much vehicle traffic.
Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Russell Galipeau has announced the damaged pier at Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island in California has been replaced and is open for visitor landings.
The House of Representatives moved quickly Tuesday to pass legislation designed to provide the National Park Service with badly needed funds to help the agency chip away at a staggering, $12 billion maintenance backlog. However, without concurrence by the Senate by week's end the measure could die.
Washington state and federal biologists have released 10 fishers in the Nisqually River watershed of Mount Rainier National Park as part of a collaborative effort to restore the species to Washington.
With wetter weather providing help from above, firefighters at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are making progress on containing the Chimney Tops 2 Fire blamed for 14 deaths in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Olympic National Park's population of nonnative mountain goats has grown past 600 animals and could increase by 45 percent over the next five years if current reproduction trends continue and no efforts are made to blunt the population, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey.