What better way to burn off some of the calories from those mashed potatoes, rolls, and pumpkin pie from Thanksgiving dinner than to take a hike Friday in your favorite national park?
Parks in the News
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has summoned Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela to Cheyenne for a closed-door meeting about the park's preferred plan for managing traffic along the Moose-Wilson Road, a scenic byway popular with wildlife lovers.
"Thumper trucks," which pound the ground in a fashion designed to detect oil, and even explosives detonated for the same purpose, could be allowed on 110 square miles of Big Cypress National Preserve under a plan being considered by the National Park Service.
Special gold and silver coins are coming your way to help commemorate the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. The coins, in denominations of $5, $1, and 50-cent pieces, carry designs emblematic of the 100th anniversary of the Park Service.
Nine months after President Obama heralded his Every Kid In A Park program, the initiative is showing some growing pains, but National Park Service officials are optimistic about the long-term benefits of the program.
Legislation sponsored by U.S. Lisa Murkowski calls for $150 million annually to be deposited into an account the National Park Service could tap for "critical deferred maintenance" in the National Park System.
National Park Service biologist Grant Hilderbrand discusses the bear collaring portion of the Changing Tides Project, a research project examining the interconnections between intertidal invertebrates, bears and humans in Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks and Preserves.
Heavy rains this week have left their mark on Olympic National Park in Washington state, tearing up roads, damaging campgrounds, and generally making a mess of things.
Legislation aimed at opening streams and rivers in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks to packrafters would undermine the authority of the National Park Service to manage these parks and "set a very poor precedent," says National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis.yell_grte_paddling_act_ltr_11-13-15.pdf
An invasive beetle is being counted on by Shenandoah National Park officials to prey on another invasive insect that is killing hemlocks in the iconic park.