A search continued Saturday along the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park for a 21-year-old concession worker who was washed downstream while swimming with friends near the river's confluence with Hellroaring Creek.
Parks in the News
Great Smoky Mountains National Park has granted a 10-year contract to National and State Park Concessions Riding Stables, Inc. to operate the horse riding stables in Cades Cove. The current contract for these services is already held by NSPC, but is set to expire at year's end.
Gusting winds are challenging more than 300 firefighters as they try to get a hand on a wildfire in Glacier National Park that has closed roughly half of the Going-to-the-Sun Road and forced evacuations of a lodge and campground on the eastern side of the park.
Today's National Park Service lacks business savvy, from trying to micro-manage businesses in the parks to being slow to respond to visitor desires and services, a Congressional subcommittee was told by business leaders whose companies operate in the National Park System.
A section of the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park will be closed at night beginning Monday. The 5.4-mile closure is part of a multi-year road improvement project on the 16-mile stretch of road between Norris Geyser Basin and the Golden Gate area in Swan Lake Flats just south of Mammoth Hot Springs. This year marks the final phase of the project
Will the National Park Service soon be pushing for more wilderness designations? That's difficult to say, in large part because only Congress can designate wilderness. Still, there's an effort under way by the Park Servie to take a look at wilderness possibilities across the park system.
Light rain showers failed to slow the progress of a wildfire in Glacier National Park that has consumed a visitor's vehicle and an historic backcountry patrol cabin and shut down roughly half of the Going-to-the-Sun Road as it expanded to roughly 4,000 acres.
A fifth person has been gored by a bison this summer at Yellowstone National Park while posing for a picture.
Firefighters at Glacier National Park trying to knock down a 2,000-acre wildfire that has closed roughly half of the popular Going-to-the-Sun Road faced the prospect Wednesday of high winds, low humidity, and warm temperatures that could lead to "explosive fire growth."
How can concessions agreements with the National Park Service be improved? What sort of innovations should the Park Service consider for the next 100 years? Those topics will be dissected by two House of Representatives subcommittees this week.