Parks in the News
A 39-year-old Argentine climber hoping to summit Mount McKinley in Denali National Park was found dead at the 17,200-foot high camp on the mountain.
Captain Edward Penniman would be proud. The whaling captain's home at Cape Cod National Seashore is getting some much needed upkeep thanks to a $100,000 donation from Friends of Cape Cod National Seashore.
Climbers with an eye on some of the peaks in Denali National Park and Preserve have a great tool just a few clicks away to check on the latest conditions.
A group of feral burros inadvertently saved the life of a hiker lost in Death Valley National Park by leading him to water.
A wildfire complex ignited by lightning strikes at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida has spread to more than 4,000 acres, with only about 20 percent of the fires contained, according to park officials.
Five years of culling deer at Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania has succeeded in reducing over-browsing of the park's forests and allowed them to rebound with growth, according to park officials.
For more than a century, freight trains have rumbled up and over Marias Pass, skirting the south boundary of Glacier National Park, casting rolling shadows on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River below. Until recently the major threat was a grain car derailment, which on occasion left bears woozy from eating fermented grain. Today a derailment involving a 100-car train hauling highly combustible Bakken crude oil risks an environmental catastrophe unprecedented in National Park Service history.
Bryan Wilson knew immediately that there was no chance of stopping his 106-long oil train, which was traveling at about 43 miles per hour, when he saw the grain car lying across his tracks.
"Widespread avalanche activity" in the backcountry of Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska stranded two Idaho climbers on a mountain. Fortunately, they were spotted by an air taxi and later taken off the mountain by a park helicopter.
More Than 2,000 Acres Burned By Wildfires At Big Cypress National Preserve, Just 15 Percent Containment
A wildfire complex at Big Cypress National Preserve ub Florida has burned more than 2,000 acres, with firefighters having to cope with thunderstorms expected to bring more lightning to the preserve.
What mysteries lurk in the landscape of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park? We'll have some inklings this coming weekend in the wake of a two-day "bioblitz" at the island park.
It's going to cost a bit more to get into Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks this summer. Indeed, if you visit both parks and don't have a national parks pass, it will cost more than double to visit them than it does today.
Scheduled maintenance by Seattle City Light will require the lowering of Diablo Lake by 10 feet, down to 1,192 feet above sea level, for periods this spring and again in the fall. As a result, boat ramps will be inaccessible to power boats and some paddlers might have trouble launching, as well, according to North Cascades National Park officials.
A clutch of U.S. senators from the northern tier of the United States is seeking some love from the National Park Service via their National Scenic Trails Parity Act, which is designed to formally make three national scenic trails part of the National Park System.
A new trail is being proposed at Joshua Tree National Park in California, one that would be less than a mile while providing additional educational and interpretive opportunities.
Located roughly mid-way between New York City and Philadelphia, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a verdant, mountainous oasis cut by a cooling river that attracts millions every year, with most coming during the summer months to relax and gain a bit of respite from the region's notorious humidity. Those millions, though, can be oppressive when squeezed too closely together.
Damage at Cape Cod National Seashore from winter storms will be repaired in time for the summer season with emergency funding provided the park.
An estate house on the grounds of Valley Forge National Historical Park that dates to the 1700s will serve as a party venue for the next decade under a contract the National Park Service signed.
Salvage teams hoped to get a chance this weekend to work on recovering a capsized vessel that came aground at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska, where an oil sheen was seen drifting away from the wreck.
If you're planning a backpacking trip in Yellowstone National Park, it's going to cost you a little bit more. This month the park's new fee for backcountry travel is taking effect.
Steady is a good thing at Voyageurs National Park, where the resident moose population is holding constant with estimates from the past five years, according to wildlife biologists.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is being urged by more than 100,000 petitioners to intervene to halt the killings of wolves that wander out of Denali National Park in Alaska.
The Intermountain Region of the National Park Service has scheduled three public listening sessions in northern New Mexico next week to discuss the transition in management of Valles Caldera National Preserve from the Valles Caldera Trust to the NPS.
A mix of federal and private funding will help move two significant projects forward at Yellowstone National Park, including one that will help improve native cutthroat trout fisheries.
A massive gathering of Girl Scouts at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California was the first step in a national movement to get the girls better connected with the National Park System.
It's going to cost you a little bit more this summer to enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore.
Traffic jams. No parking. Trail crowds. These are three of the top issues along the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor that Glacier National Park officials hope to solve through their corridor management plan now in development.
A record low snowpack and a drought that's run four years are prompting Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks to implement campfire restrictions later this month as fire danger currently is at levels not normally seen in June, according to park officials.
Critics Say Legislation Penned In The Name Of Homeland Security Could Trample National Parks, Other Federal Lands
Legislation written with the intent of bolstering homeland security wouldn't succeed at that, but could trample national park lands and other federal acreage, according to critics.