Arches National Park authorities are seeking information on who carved their names into the sandstone at Frame Arch, which is across from Delicate Arch.arch-graffiti_nps_frame_arch_700.jpg
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Weather has been cruel to Death Valley National Park in recent months. First torrential rains back in October did extensive damage in the park, and now winds gusting above 40mph have damaged roofs on three historic structures.
Rainy, humid weather has greatly helped knock down the Rocky MTN Fire in Shenandoah National Park, where crews have managed to contain roughly 90 percent of the fire that has burned nearly 10,400 acres.
All those who love the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, should stay in touch with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. This dynamic nonprofit organization works to fill in the gaps that the National Park Service lacks the money to close along the scenic road.
When sea turtles hatch, they depend on moonlight to find their way to the ocean. Human-caused light pollution, however, can disorient them and lead them away from the sea.
Blooming wildflowers are a sure sign of spring, and Shenandoah National Park will celebrate with hikes, programs, workshops, and art displays during its 30th annual Wildflower Weekend.
Few, if any, folks like to see wildfires in national parks. But there is an upside to wildfires, as Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup pointed out earlier this week while discussing the Rocky MTN Fire.
Although $95 million for conservation projects will be split among all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia through the Land and Water Conservation Fund this year, the total is less than 11 percent of full authorization.
Growing up, duct tape came in one color: grey. But with the advent of duct tape in a veritable rainbow of colors, artists are taking tape in hand and creating masterpieces. One of those masterpieces, of Badlands National Park, will be on display through May at Homestead National Monument of America.
While politicians search for votes across the country during this presidential election year, scientists and volunteers will converge on the nation’s capital May 20-21 to find as many species as possible during a BioBlitz.