The woman who painted and drew on rock formations in Western national parks in 2014 pleaded guilty Monday to defacing government property, according to the Associated Press. She was sentenced to two years probation and 200 hours of community service.
Parks in the News
Repercussions from a massive, destructive flash flood that tore through Death Valley National Park last October may soon be felt in visitor wallets, as the California park is proposing entrance and campground fee increases to help cover $26 million in repairs to Scotty’s Castle and its access road through Grapevine Canyon.
The National Park Service and Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation hope to move the current museum out of the statue’s pedestal and into a new 20,000-square-foot building within Statue of Liberty National Monument.
Tourism impacts and climate change stressors are on course to greatly affect Yellowstone, Mesa Verde, the Statue of Liberty and other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, according to a UNESCO report just out.
A half-century after the California red-legged frog and western pond turtle disappeared from Yosemite Valley, in large part because of decisions made by humans, both species will be reintroduced to lake, river, or meadow habitats beginning this summer.
The annual congregation of grizzlies at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park and Preserve has become one of the world’s most popular wildlife spectacles. “Pearls of the Planet: Brown Bears” will air at 7 p.m. ET/PT Monday on LinkTV.
As part of National Parks Traveler's Centennial Series, a collection of papers and essays commemorating the National Park Service Centennial, Chelsea Skoject, a natural resources conservation student on track to graduate in 2017 from the University of Florida Natural Resources Conservation, explores the question of who will preserve national park landscapes in the future.
Yosemite National Park's scenic namesake valley long has had parking woes, and park officials are experimenting with a plan to allow you to reserve a parking space in advance of your visit.
June brings full leaves, family guests, and, this year, the rising tide of the Acadia Centennial. Well more than 400 partners have stepped up to offer an event, product, or their support for the yearlong, community-based, world-welcoming celebration of the 100-year-old national park. This month, Acadia National Park lovers can join these partners in art, birding, science, music, history, puppetry, garden design, baseball, and ice cream—all to celebrate America’s favorite place.
National Park Service officials mistakenly allowed an historic building used as housing for World War II soldiers in Hawaii to be razed and replaced with a replica, according to the superintendent of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.