Legal wrangling over the ownership of trademarks to iconic facilities in Yosemite National Park could commence sooner than expected following a decision by the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to remove itself, at least temporarily, from the fray.
Parks in the News
On March 12, 1927, ranger James Alexander Cary was killed by bootleggers while patrolling on West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park. No one was ever convicted of his murder. Now, 89 years later, the park will unveil a monument to honor Cary, the first National Park Service ranger killed in the line of duty.
Hog trapping is going to be taking place at Big South Fork National River and Recreation area in Kenntucky and Tennesse through December 2017 as officials try to get more information about problems caused by the wild, non-native pigs.
How did we go from cutting down trees and hunting bears to restoring meadows and reintroducing lost species? This year, as we celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, we reflect on over a century of protecting the natural resources of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state.
Early next month Yellowstone National Park trail crews will begin constructing an official trail and overlook to replace the many existing social trails on the hills south of Grand Prismatic Spring.
Rep. Rob Bishop, chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, has agreed to hold a field hearing in Maine to hear residents' opinions on whether a national monument should be designated on privately owned land abutting Baxter State Park.
The National Park Service Centennial in 2016 presents an important opportunity to reflect on the system’s enormous growth and change since its inception. From a mere handful of national parks scattered across the West in 1916, the system now exceeds 410 units stretching across all 50 states and covering roughly 84 million acres.
It was mere happenstance, two events more than 2,000 miles apart, but the irony was inescapable: At a time when the Western United States is losing a "football field worth of natural area" to development every 2.5 minutes, an opportunity to set aside nearly 100,000 acres in the Northeast as part of the National Park System was deemed within reach.
Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks opening June 9 at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum in Washingont, D.C., celebrates the centennial of America's national parks. The exhibition, open through March 25, 2018, chronicles the intersections between the mail and the parks.
A Canadian man cited by Yellowstone National Park rangers for transporting a bison calf to the Buffalo Ranch in the park was worried it would end up as "road kill" if he did nothing, according to the investigating ranger. In the end the calf wound up dead just the same, as its mother abandoned it and it "was continually approaching visitors and vehicles" and so rangers put it down.