Evidence that President Obama will use his authority under The Antiquities Act to declare a national monument in Maine's North Woods came Tuesday when nearly 90,000 acres of land owned by Burt's Bees heiress Roxanne Quimby was transferred to the federal government.
Parks in the News
National Park Service Employee Killed In Collision With Van At Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
A 27-year-old National Park Service employee was killed at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky when the riding lawn mower he was on collided with a van in the park.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials are working on the assumption that an after-hours off-road vehicle driver ran over a threatened Green sea turtle that had come ashore to lay her eggs.
Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is taking input on a proposal that both raises entrance fees and extends its summer season, when rates are higher, by nearly three months. Tour fees are not changed in this plan.
With Glacier National Park in Montana welcoming record crowds this year, visitors traveling the popular Going-to-the-Sun Road can now expect additional congestion at multiple locations due to construction.
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was one of the first federally recognized African American regiments that fought in the Civil War with an enlistment station for Company C adjacent to the U.S. Custom House in downtown New Bedford. More than 60 men from New Bedford enlisted in Company C or other Companies of the 54th Regiment. A brick walkway with the names of New Bedford men enlisted with the 54th Regiment will be unveiled and dedicated to this accomplished and determined group of men on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Custom House Square, downtown New Bedford, just steps away from where the recruiting station was once located.
From entrance arches and rock bridges to curving roads and rustic buildings, Mount Rainier National Park was designed with the visitor experience in mind. The park’s historic buildings and roads represent the development of a style of architecture, called "National Park Service Rustic," that has shaped the design of parks throughout the country.
A Green sea turtle that came ashore at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina to nest apparently was run over during the night, sustaining injuries so severe that Park Service biologists had to euthanize the turtle, a threatened species.
Two million dollars to help remove 500 tons of debris at Point Reyes National Seashore. Twenty-three-million dollars committed for land acquisition at Grand Teton National Park. Another $2 million to help open Stonewall National Monument.
A parasite responsible for what Montana officials are calling an "unprecedented fish kill" in the Yellowstone River north of Yellowstone National Park has not been seen in the river inside the park and at this time no fishing closures have been ordered inside the park.