National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, who has had to deal with his own ethical transgressions and a range of misconduct issues across the National Park System during this, the Park Service's centennial year, should resign or be fired, a member of Congress has told President Obama.hice-jarvis_resignation.pdf
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Ongoing water shortages at Grand Canyon National Park have led to orders that concessionaires use disposable dishes, alter their menus to use less water in food prep and dish washing, and that water in restaurants only be served at request. Additionally, a ban against the sale of water in disposable bottles has been lifted.
After saving the Enchanted Valley Chalet from toppling into the East Fork of the Quinault River, Olympic National Park officials now are planning for the future of the historic structure and interested in your thoughts.
Parks Canada has issued a trail closure for the Canadian side of the Chilkoot Trail in response to a bear incident at Lindeman City earlier this week. Response teams from Parks Canada and Yukon Conservation Officers are working to identify the bear and return the trail to open status as soon as possible.
If the heat wave hanging over the Southwest and Southern California isn't enough of a problem for national park goers, at Grand Canyon National Park a break in a key water pipeline is forcing visitors to take water conservation measures.
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.
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.