A new, first-of-its-kind study shows the National Park Service is home to a whopping 53 unique species of bats, which is good news at a time when bats face tremendous threats. For the past decade, park staff and researchers have witnessed unprecedented declines in bat populations, spurring the need for a comprehensive review of bat species and habitats.
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The second step of a fee increase proposed two years ago by Shenandoah National Park will go into effect January 1, when seven-day passes for vehicles and motorcycles will rise by $5.
See How Civil War Troops Marked Christmas With A Visit To Fredericksburg And Spotsylvania National Military Park
How did Civil War troops mark Christmas? Head to Chatham at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park in Virginia on December 18 for some insights.
Work continued Friday to put out a wildfire burning near the top of the Chimney Tops Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The National Park Service, for reasons ranging from staff shortages and changes in leadership to sheer complexity, has extended for one year dozens of concessions contracts across the National Park System.
When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in Everglades National Park, and it’s in the billions.
While most visitors head to Yosemite National Park to see the majestic landscapes, an often-overlooked element of our connection with nature is the soundscapes – both what you hear and what you don’t.
Crews at Great Smoky Mountains National Park were to head out Thanksgiving Day morning to attack a small wildfire burning near the top of the Chimney Tops Trail. The fire covered about 1.5 acres when it was reported Wednesday night just beyond the summit of the trail.
If you find yourself homebound for one reason or other this winter, there are two websites worth exploring for a quick national park fix: the National Park Service’s Treasured Landscapes site (which showcases art collections telling America’s stories) and the Open Parks Network (“350,000 cultural heritage objects and 1.5 million pages of gray literature...”). That’s a lot of information.
The 46th Annual Fiesta at Tumacacori National Historical Park in Arizona will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 4. Admission is free. The two-day event will feature Native American, Mexican, and Southwest food, crafts, and performances.