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
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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.
A commitment to educating park visitors about keeping food out of the reach of bears and working to improve food storage options has resulted in 2015 producing the lowest number of human-bear incidents at Yosemite National Park since 1975, according to park officials.
Beginning this coming Monday, barring unforeseen circumstances, off-road vehicles will have a new ramp for reaching the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina.
With what forecasts are predicting could be the strongest El Niño yet seen, officials at Joshua Tree National Park in California are cautioning visitors to be alert to the weather and problems it might create.
Judging from the reaction to photos of Grand Teton National Park posted on Traveler's Facebook page, the park that embraces the flanks of the Tetons in western Wyoming is one of the most popular in the country. And working every day to see that the park doesn't disappoint visitors is the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.
The National Park Service has chosen Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture to provide transportation, bus tour, retail, food and beverage, camping and other services under a new 10-year concession contract at Denali National Park and Preserve.
For park travelers who focus their excursions on Acadia National Park in Maine, an affordable approach to visiting is with the park's annual pass. And it's particularly affordable if you purchase this pass during the month of December.
Come the first of the year it's going to cost you a bit more to get into Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, and to camp there, as well.
Population tallies of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are far from being reliable and could be off by as much as 40 percent, according to a wildlife advocacy group in Wyoming.request_for_definitive_gye_grizzly_population_survey.pdf