Results of third quarter contributions from specialty license plate sales to the non-profit Friends of the Smokies have been announced by the State of Tennessee, and the good news couldn't have come at a better time. Revenue for organizations that assist the park was impacted by the recent government shutdown, so rising sales from vehicle tags will help with lost retail sales.
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Cumberland Island National Seashore officials are seeking public feedback on their draft fire management plan, which calls for a variety of approaches to battling wildfire on the island, including the use of "mechanical tools" inside designated wilderness.
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If you're heading to Arches National Park this fall or next spring, you just might run into road construction in the park.
Millions of Americans can trace their roots to ancestors who first entered this country through Ellis Island, and a year after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the island, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum is reopening to visitors
Got some artistic talent that fed best when you're surrounded by national park splendor? Then apply for one of the slots in Rocky Mountain National Park's 2014 Artist-in-Residence program.
More than a month after a storm battered Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas crews are still assessing and repairing damage to the trail system.
Smoky conditions likely will be found around Cataloochee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park over the next few weeks as park crews work on burning through 400 acres of landscape.
A massive landslide has closed the Denali Park Road at Mile 37, covering the road with an estimated 30,000 yards of material that will take crews days to remove.
Though the landscape within the Blue Ridge Parkway --outside of the parkway, itself -- was closed during the recent closure of the National Park System, rangers had plenty of work to attend to, including the arrest of a man poaching mushrooms in the Parkway.