A National Park Service employee with nearly five decades of experience in guiding projects for the agency has been chosen to guide the launch of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine.
Parks in the News
A new volunteer program to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts in the String Lake area has proven successful for Grand Teton National Park, and additional volunteers are wanted. The volunteers promote the “Bear Aware” campaign reminding visitors about the responsibilities related to recreating in bear country, as well as help with the increased issues related to the popularity of the area.
As national parks across the country consider fee increases to align with guidelines set last year by the National Park Service, changes proposed at Isle Royale National Park would raise the cost of entrance but also honor federal recreation passes that currently aren’t accepted.
Four years after Hurricane Sandy struck Fire Island National Seashore, recovery efforts at the New York park will continue Sept. 12 with a $5.4 million project that will close the Watch Hill Marina through next summer.
A lightning-sparked wildfire in Grand Teton National Park that might not be contained before snow flies continued Wednesday to keep access through Yellowstone National Park's South Entrance blocked, creating long detours for visitors heading into and out of the world's first national park.
A wide swath of Maine's North Woods on Wednesday became the country's newest national monument, as President Obama used his authority under The Antiquities Act to designate Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
A massive solar energy project proposed to be built within one mile of Mojave National Preserve has failed to get key permits from the San Bernardino County supervisors, who were concerned over the impacts the project would bring to the area.
Ice, air-conditioning, and water fountains that spurt water are great to have in the place with the hottest recorded temperature on Earth, and so it's great to hear that Southern California Edison has moved a power generator into Death Valley National Park, which has endured four power outages this summer.
As Lake Powell continues to drop in elevation due to poor snow years, the National Park Service and state of Utah are proposing to extend a ferry ramp at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area so motorists can benefit from a "shortcut" between Bullfrog and Halls Crossing. Without the ferry service, which takes roughly 25 minutes to move between the two marinas, motorists would be looking at a two-and-a-half-hour drive.
An ongoing impasse over the value of trademarks held by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite is pointing to a lengthy legal battle between the concessionaire and the federal government, one likely to drag on for another year at least.dnc_parks_and_resorts_at_yosemite_v_the_united_states.pdf