Asphalt does not stand in the way of thermal features at Yellowstone National Park. That's evident at Upper Terrace Drive, where the appearance of a thermal feature has led crews to use Jersey barriers to keep traffic and pedestrians from impacting it.
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Update: Wildfire Shuts Down Half Of Glacier National Park's Going-To-The-Sun Road, Forces Evacuations
A wildfire east of Logan Pass in Glacier National Park quickly spread to roughly 1,000 acres Tuesday evening, forcing park officials to close the Going-to-the-Sun Road from the pass east to the park entrance at St. Mary and to evacuate guests from the Rising Sun Motor Inn and the Rising Sun Campground.
This coming Sunday at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area you can retrace the footsteps a U.S. Supreme Court justice made in the relatively early days of the environmental movement.
As directed by Congress, Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials are looking at changes to how they manage off-road vehicles on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. And in the coming weeks the public will have a chance to bring its thoughts to the table as to how the management plan might be tweaked.
If you've ever visited Canyonlands and Arches national parks in southeastern Utah during the busy season, you know that finding a parking spot near the key geologic attractions can be difficult at times. So how would you solve the congestion problems?
Agate Fossil Beds, established in 1965 as a national monument, will celebrate it 50th birthday on Saturday, July 25. Various activities are planned throughout the day during which guests will be treated to a birthday cake.
As someone who has been actively involved in the development of the Biscayne National Park general management plan for over a decade, I was frustrated to read the misleading and inaccurate quotes from the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association in the recent National Parks Traveler article, “Florida Congressional Offices Want To Block Biscayne National Park's Fisheries Plan.”
A new resource from The Wilderness Society is proving how far-reaching a critical land conservation program has been in its 50-year history. From major national parks in America’s western states to neighborhood playgrounds in the nation’s cities, thousands of open spaces in America have been made possible by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). But this critical funding for conservation is set to expire in less than 80 days unless Congress acts quickly.
Sometimes, you just need to resort to sweat and muscles to get the job done. That was the case recently in the wilderness backcountry of Lassen Volcanic National Park in California, where crews worked to clear trails of trees knocked down by a wind storm back in February.
If you don't have a reservation for a campsite at Yellowstone National Service, you walk up with fingers crossed hoping there's a vacant site. But you will have to get up early to be successful, according to the park's website.