A Green sea turtle that came ashore at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina to nest apparently was run over during the night, sustaining injuries so severe that Park Service biologists had to euthanize the turtle, a threatened species.
Parks in the News
Two million dollars to help remove 500 tons of debris at Point Reyes National Seashore. Twenty-three-million dollars committed for land acquisition at Grand Teton National Park. Another $2 million to help open Stonewall National Monument.
A parasite responsible for what Montana officials are calling an "unprecedented fish kill" in the Yellowstone River north of Yellowstone National Park has not been seen in the river inside the park and at this time no fishing closures have been ordered inside the park.
In his weekly address, President Obama took time to voice his admiration and support for the country's National Park System on the eve of the National Park Service's 100th birthday.
Buried towards the bottom of a 50-page report examining how managers of Effigy Mounds National Monument could have cast aside concerns of archaeological resources in a site rich with them and which was established to protect them was a disturbing admission: the National Park Service as a whole is dysfunctional when it comes to cultural resources management.
Problems that have plagued the elevator in the Washington Monument over the past week or so have prompted a decision to temporary suspend public tours of the monument so technicans can "perform a thorough evaluation of the elevator" with hopes of uncovering the cause of recent breakdowns.
University of Florida reachers are working to generate more ghost sightings in Everglades National Park.
The National Park Service has released a draft study regarding a potential extension of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail for public review and comment.
Yosemite National Park expands the American Sign Language Program offered to Deaf and hearing impaired visitors. The park's Deaf services program offers trip planning, park orientation at the visitor center, and interpretive services for Deaf and hearing impaired visitors. The program also focuses on employee training in Deaf/disability awareness and outreach to the Deaf community.
Lightning-sparked fires burning in the backcountry of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in Wyoming are kicking up a lot of smoke but currently are not posing a threat to visitors or front-country areas.