On the shores of Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park, the August 25 grand opening of Xunaa Shuká Hít was a powerful day filled with the brilliant sights and sounds of joyous hearts celebrating the Huna Káawu's return to homeland. Hand-carved dugout canoes, spectacular regalia, Tlingit oratory, traditional ceremonies, rhythms of drums and dances, and an air of excitement made it a day to remember.
Parks in the News
Once again, Yellowstone National Park was forced to close its South Entrance on Sunday due to increased activity of the Berry Fire, which is burning 20,801 acres in Grand Teton National Park.
Fisheries biologists monitoring restoration of the Elwha River and ecosystem in Olympic National Park recently confirmed that adult Chinook salmon, sockeye salmon, steelhead, and bull trout have all passed upstream through both the former Elwha and Glines Canyon dam sites to reach the upper Elwha River.
A series of listening sessions is coming up for the public to discuss their thoughts for the future of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, which was created in Maine last month after a donation of 87,500 acres was made to the federal government.
While the leaf-peeping crowds flock to Shenendoah, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Great Smoky Mountains every autumn, a trip farther north to Acadia National Park in Maine will yield a bevy of centennial events in addition to colorful trees.
A rockfall has closed the Wall Street section of the Navajo Loop at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, according to park officials.
Two swimmers, one who apparently got caught up in a rip current and another who tried to save him, have drowned at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina.
A main attraction of fall in Grand Teton National Park is slowly cruising the Moose-Wilson Road to take in the changing colors and catch sights of bears munching through berry-laden bushes and moose browsing riparian vegetation. Under a plan park officials are backing, there could be days during the peak visitation windows in summer and fall when you'll have to wait your turn to enjoy the drive.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore will conduct a science workshop to evaluate factors affecting shorebirds and sea turtles on Seashore beaches. The workshop will take place from September 26-27 at: Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront, 1701 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. A draft agenda will be circulated approximately one week ahead of the workshop.