National Park Service officials have settled on an off-road management plan for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area that, if adopted, would carry adverse impacts for soils, vegetation, and paleontological and archaeological resources and lead to increased safety issues for visitors.
Parks in the News
Park After Dark programs featuring ranger guided boat tours on scenic Biscayne Bay and a concert by singer/songwriter Grant Livingston take place from January 21 until April 15 at Biscayne National Park in Florida.
Armed with heavy equipment, fire hoses, and water, crews at Zion National Park have been busy clearing a rockfall from the Scenic Drive just north of the park lodge.
There are a few in every national park. While most visitors are courteous and respectful of the parks and their resources, there are always a few who couldn't care less. At Death Valley National Park in California, those few drove their vehicles across both the Racetrack playa and the salt flats of Badwater.
Yellowstone National Park rewrote its record book in terms of visitation in 2016, although Superintendent Dan Wenk realizes that's not necessarily a good thing.
Everglades National Park has closed Paurotis Pond and the area beyond the parking area adjacent to the pond in a continuing effort to protect the threatened wood stork and all nesting birds in this area from human disturbance.
Summer Teacher Fellowships At Acadia National Park And Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
The National Park Service is recruiting six Acadia Teacher Fellows to spend the summer learning about Acadia National Park’s diverse natural and cultural resources, and ways to protect them. The NPS will select three teachers to work on Mount Desert Island, and two teachers to work at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) in Winter Harbor. In addition, the NPS will select one teacher to work at Saint Croix Island International Historic Site in Calais.
President Obama Calls For Promoting Diversity And Inclusion In National Parks, Forests, And Other Public Landscapes
President Obama, in one of his final actions for the environment, issued a call for federal agencies to promote diversity and inclusion in national parks and all other public landscapes.
Marine fisheries experts were responding Monday to a pod of nearly 100 false killer whales that stranded themselves on the Gulf Coast of Everglades National Park. More than 80 of the whales, a member of the dolphin family, were confirmed to have died.