Where will you be on August 21 when the solar eclipse casts its shadow across the United States? At Great Smoky Mountains National Park, officials are planning a party to help you both view and understand the science of the eclipse.
Parks in the News
Public input is being sought for a Historic Properties Management Plan at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area that hugs the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border and which contains approximately 600 historic buildings.
Railroad crossings in Mojave National Preserve in California will be closed intermittently in March so that Union Pacific Railroad can upgrade the tracks. The closings will interrupt through traffic on Kelbaker, Cedar Canyon (Mojave Road), and Ivanpah Roads, and the unpaved portion of Cima Road.
Beginning today, River Road in Middle Smithfield Township between the headquarters of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Hialeah Picnic Area will close to traffic to protect amphibians that might be crossing the road.
Warming in the 21st century reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet, about the amount of water used by 2 million people for one year, according to new research.
The Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, which only just recently fell under the auspices of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, is getting an expanded role. Not only will the light help ships navigate in that corner of Lake Superior but it also will play a role in monitoring the weather and water quality.
Death Valley National Park will host MarsFest 2017 from March 10 through 12. MarsFest explores and celebrates the extremes of Earth and space with a weekend of field trips, an expo, children’s programming, and a lecture series.
Gettysburg National Military Park is planning a prescribed burn on the 52 acres on the west slope of Little Round Top this spring. National Park Service regional fire management specialists will assist the park with the prescribed fire, whose purpose is to help maintain the open fields and meadows of the Gettysburg battlefield by reducing woody vegetation without the use of chemical or labor-intensive mowing or mechanical hand trimming
Nearly 1 million records of homestead final certificates have been digitalized and posted online at Homestead National Monument of America, the National Archives, and the FamilySearch Family History Centers.
A Colorado skier who spent two cold, snowy nights in the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming after leaving an adjoining ski resort was rescued Wednesday.