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.
Parks in the News
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.
Hear stories of keepers of old, view the working light up close, and catch a full moon’s reflection off the Atlantic Ocean from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse balcony. This summer, rangers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina will lead Full Moon Tours up 257 steps to the lantern room for a unique nighttime experience.
Visitors hoping to board the USS Arizona Memorial at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Hawaii will this summer want to avoid June 13-26, when the dock will be dismantled, removed, and replaced.
Scarface, a grizzly boar of considerable renown, one that was naturally in his twilight years, was shot to death outside Yellowstone National Park last November, Montana officials said Monday.
Progress continued Monday to be made on knocking down the Rocky MTN Fire at Shenandoah National Park, with containment lines stretching around 60 percent of the fire. Just the same, the park's superintendent felt it necessary to explain the Park Service's approach to battling the blaze.
Multiple National Park Service units are searching for local K-12 educators to participate in their summer Teacher-Ranger-Teacher programs, with applications due soon.
Lobsters are tasty, and can bring a decent profit, but for some poachers at Biscayne National Park in Florida the lure of those crustaceans came with a high price: forfeiture of their 43-foot boat.
Memorial Day weekend is still weeks away, but winter slowly is releasing its grip on Glacier National Park in Montana, wherethe Many Glacier and Chief Mountain roads have been opened to vehicles for the summer. Visitors are welcome to drive the 8-mile Many Glacier Road as far as the Many Glacier Campground. The Swiftcurrent Nature Trail loop on the valley floor is open in its entirety with parking available at Grinnell Picnic area.