While the U.S. is celebrating a century of the National Park Service this year, Canada has an anniversary of its own coming up, and its parks and visitors are set to benefit during the country’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
Parks in the News
As shorebirds prepare to nest on beaches at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, several areas of the park will be deemed temporarily off-limits to protect the breeding habitat. These pre-nesting areas will be marked by April 15 and are not expected to impede off-road vehicle or pedestrian access.
With the peak river-running season coming to Grand Canyon National Park, Park Service officials are working to replace the River District office that provided, in part, inspection of commercial and private river trips on the Colorado River through the park.
One climber on Mount Rainier in Washington was presumed dead Monday, while rangers were able to reach two other individuals who took shelter at Camp Muir from a storm that has hampered rescue efforts.
Much was made earlier this year when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that three subspecies of the Channel Islands Fox had make a remarkable recovery from the brink of extinction, but one of the species' low genetic diversity could pose grave problems for the animals.
After a surge in bison-related injuries last summer at Yellowstone National Park, a case review points to smartphone photography as a culprit.
In November 2014, in a stunning out-of-the-blue reversal of decades of settled policy, the National Park Service ceded to Wyoming authority over wildlife on approximately 2300 acres of state- and privately-owned "inholdings" within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park.
Visitors to North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina this year can take advantage of a longer camping season and improvements at the Ocracoke Day Use Area.
The National Park Service turns 100 this year and to support America's best idea O.A.R.S. is donating 1 percent of company sales from national park tours to the National Park Foundation. Check out some of our national park trips at this site. Then enjoy this tribute to the National Park Service.
A quarter of the United States Senate is calling on those who hold the purse strings to make inroads on the billions of dollars of maintenance needs spread out across the National Park System.senate-nps_backlog_request.pdf