As Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, it will continue its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in July.
Parks in the News
Two bears died Sunday in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming after they were struck by vehicles. The first, an adult female black bear, was struck on U.S. Highway 89 north of the Deadman’s Bar Road Junction around 7:30 p.m. The second, a male grizzly bear cub of the year, was hit later the same evening on the North Park Road (U.S. Highway 89) between the Pilgrim Creek Road Junction and Colter Bay Junction.
Condor program personnel monitoring the pair at Zion National Park have verified the presence of a chick, but recent events have everyone on high alert. The father, Condor 337, died with high levels of lead in his blood.
A participant in a permitted running event at Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico was attacked by a female American black bear on Saturday when the individual came upon the bear’s cubs along a backcountry road being used as the event route.
Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada's largest national park at 17,300 square miles, will shrink a bit to allow creation of an Indian Reserve.
After expressions of strong concern from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, other members of the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance, the National Park Service and, most importantly, a groundswell of support from the people of Loudoun County, Virginia, AT&T has abandoned its application to develop a two-story, 161,000-square-foot facility atop Short Hill Mountain.
During his family’s Father’s Day weekend visit to Yosemite National Park in California, President Barack Obama spoke about the importance of national parks in a speech Saturday at Sentinel Bridge, with Yosemite Falls as a backdrop.
In the following column, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation CEO Carolyn Ward warns of the problems the weight of the National Park Service's unfunded maintenance needs will have on the Parkway.
Alcatraz, best known for the historic federal penitentiary and occupation by the Indians of All Tribes, also has a long tradition of welcoming artists to provoke thought about freedom and incarceration. Starting in mid-July, the National Park Service and Nelson Saiers—artist and math Ph.D.— are opening an installation called Shortening: Making Irrational Rational.
Three days after a climber died on Denali’s West Buttress, Denali National Park and Preserve mountaineering rangers and volunteers saved the life of a sick climber at the 17,200-foot high camp on Denali early this morning.