Though well-known for its colorful slabs of petrified wood, Petrified Forest National Park harbors much more in its badlands. A decade of work recently was followed with the announcement that the fossilized remains of a new species of Triassic reptile has been discovered in the park.
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Just in time for winter and spring break, island boat tours to Boca Chita Key in Biscayne National Park are expanding thanks to a partnership between the City of Homestead, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, the National Parks Conservation Association, the Florida National Parks Association and the National Park Service.
The melodic howling of wolves in winter. A warbling Vireo. And, of course, Old Faithful geyser at full throttle, in stereo no less! These are some of the sounds of Yellowstone National Park that you can now access via your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
A small group of congressmen is lobbying President Obama to put a little extra in his budget request for the National Park Service so more parks can be "wired" for cellphone and WiFi.congress-broadband_park_coverage.pdf
A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for February 5 to consider a request to halt bison culling operations at Yellowstone National Park unless the National Park Service agrees to let a journalist and a wildlife advocate watch those operations.
Consider it a birthday present to the National Park Service: $48 million to be doled out across the National Park System on projects ranging from improving trail systems and park facilities to bringing youth into the parks.
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When the National Park Service wanted to expand its social media impact, this is not what it had in mind: A chief ranger at Canaveral National Seashore used his Facebook account to malign a former park employee, according to the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General.
For the second year in a row the National Park System attracted a record number of visitations in 2015, with more than 306 million visitors counted, according to unofficial numbers released by the National Park Service.
Another winter storm, another damaged staircase that leads you down to Nauset Light Beach at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. If you're keeping track, this is the fourth year in a row that the stairs were destroyed by a winter storm, according to Superintendent George Price.