Parks in the News
In a narrow vote described as a marker for perhaps "the single darkest day" for the National Park System, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved a measure that would gut the Antiquities Act that numerous presidents have used to set aside lands for the good of the country,
Reader Participation Day: Should Congress Restrict The President's Ability To Use The Antiquities Act To Create National Monuments?
A lawsuit challenging the backcountry user fee assessed at Great Smoky Mountains National Park can proceed, a federal judge has ruled.
Having endured, and survived, an earthquake, the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is scheduled to open to the public for the first time in nearly three years on May 12.
Nearly two dozen units of the National Park System have instituted bans against the sale of disposable water bottles, a move proponents say will greatly reduce trash.
Acadia National Park. Grand Canyon National Park. Zion National Park. These parks, and dozens of other units of the National Park System, have been created through presidential decree. On Wednesday, though, the House of Representatives will be asked to approve legislation that would greatly dilute that power for future presidents.
A rebranding effort has been launched by the National Park Service to build public enthusiasm toward the agency's centennial in 2016.
Incubating eggs in the harsh coastal expanses of Kenai Fjords National Park and Preserve in Alaska is tough business to start with, and with predators on the prowl, it becomes even more difficult to rear a brood.
For the second time this year, a thrill-seeker has died at Zion National Park as the result of a BASE-jumping attempt that went awry.
The million-plus acre Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument that's squeezed between Grand Canyon National Park and the Utah border has drawn kudos for its wonderfully dark night skies.
Ahhh, the sweet scent of national parks. You've had the chance to freshen your bathrooms with it, and now you can leave your clothes smelling park fresh!
The recently issued NPS concession prospectus for Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim proposes some major construction in the Maswik lodging area.
Olympic National Park officials seem resigned to seeing the historic Enchanted Valley Chalet toppled by time and the meandering main channel of the East Fork Quinault River.
You can bring your own horse to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah's redrock country and ride off into the shimmering sunset, but under a rule change you'll likely have to hire a guide from the concessionaire who offers trail rides.
What impact is climate change having on the coastal areas of Olympic National Park? The following 14-minute video takes a look at that question.
Not too many years ago there was a study that identified the type of vehicles Yosemite National Park's bears liked to break into for a meal. Now a new study says improved efforts to keep bears away from human foods has been a tremendous success in the park.
Vicksburg National Military Park Invites You To Meet "People From The Past" During April 12 Evening Walk
Three bison were shot and killed inside Yellowstone National Park within the last week, leading park officials Tuesday to ask the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible.
Naming geographic features can be a touchy thing, and when a call is made to rename one, well, a good debate likely ensues. That's the case with efforts by some to rename Mammoth Peak in Yosemite National Park.
A Texas man visiting Grand Canyon National Park has fallen 350 feet to his death.
Though it's called a "wild and scenic river plan," roadside parking will be a victim of the approach Yosemite National Park officials are taking to protect the Tuolumne River.
Winter might be tossing its last fits of the season at the eastern sweep of the country, but that's not altering plans to move Shenandoah National Park's facilities into the spring season later this month.
Restoration work at Mabry Mill will require closure of a short stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway beginning Monday.
With bears present in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, backcountry travelers heading into the district will need to use bear canisters to store their food and garbage.
There are only so many vehicles you can squeeze into Zion National Park, and fewer parking spots. And with spring weather in the offing, park rangers just might start ticketing folks who park in the wrong spot.
During a nearly 45-minute back-and-forth Friday judges of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tried to sort out the details offered by both sides in the case of an Indian trader who lost his job at the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site due to questionable actions by the National Park Service.
A female wolf that crossed from Isle Royale National Park to Grand Portage National Monument via an ice bridge across Lake Superior was killed by a pellet gun wound, according to veterinarians.
The National Parks Conservation Association is urging Congress to repay those states that made it possible for a handful of national parks to open for business during last October's shutdown.