Marine fisheries experts were responding Monday to a pod of nearly 100 false killer whales that stranded themselves on the Gulf Coast of Everglades National Park. More than 80 of the whales, a member of the dolphin family, were confirmed to have died.
Parks in the News
Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming contains some of the purest night skies in the Black Hills. To celebrate and share the beauty of night skies, a series of star presentations are scheduled in January and February.
The National Park Service and the United States Park Police, in cooperation with federal, state and local law enforcement, public safety and transportation agencies, announce security, logistics and access plans for the Voices of the People and Make America Great Again! inaugural welcome celebrations. The events will take place on Thursday, January 19 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial.
On the same day that President Obama designated three national monuments to preserve African American history, the National Park Service announced $7.75 million in funding for projects that highlight sites and stories associated with the Civil Rights Movement and the African American experience.
From Fiscal Year 2006 through Fiscal Year 2015 the National Park Service spent roughly $10.5 billion on deferred maintenance projects, and yet the overall price tag for deferred maintenance continued to creep ever higher, leading the Government Accountability Office to wonder if the Park Service's strategy for tackling the projects was sound.
The Presidio of San Francisco, once a prestigious military installation that defended the Golden Gate for centuries, is taking a major leap forward in welcoming the public to Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
A rockfall likely spurred by days of wet weather has closed Zion National Park's scenic drive just north of Zion Lodge with an estimated 200 tons of mud and rock, and crews will have to wait for drier conditions before clearing away the debris, park officials said Saturday.
The first quarter to be released in 2017 under the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program will feature Iowa’s Effigy Mounds National Monument. The coin design showcases an aerial view of two bears and one bird effigy mound from the Marching Bear Group in the South Unit of the monument.
As the National Park Service enters its second century of service and strives to tell a more inclusive and diverse story of America’s history, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced the designation of 24 new National Historic Landmarks.