A cold front that brought some rain and higher humidity was helping firefighters in Shenandoah National Park on Friday as they worked to gain the upper hand on a wildfire burning since last weekend.
Parks in the News
While tall sand dunes offer sweeping vistas of Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, after the sun sets, the open space provides an unhindered view of the night sky. To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Michigan park will host a series of monthly astronomy programs through October.
A major victory toward long-term protection of the Delaware River has been realized with the addition of three new properties to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, further expanding the world-class park.
Remains of a woman, possibly those of a 31-year-old Virginia woman missing since last week, were found Thursday afternoon in Shenandoah National Park.
A long day of fighting a wildfire in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia left the acreage covered by the flames at nearly 8,000 acres, a 2,400-acre increase from the morning's estimated, although containment lines had been scratched and bulldozed around 40 percent of the perimeter, according to fire bosses.
It was a blockbuster the first time it aired, and if you didn't see it then, tune in to your local PBS television station next week to catch a repeat showing of The National Parks: America's Best Idea by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan.
The act that created the National Park Service 100 years ago directed the agency to leave park scenery and historic objects “unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” To mark the anniversary and create a visual representation of the mission statement, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia has launched a photo project that will match historic photographs from the park with fresh images from the Park Service’s centennial year.
A wildfire burning at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia has nearly tripled in size since Monday and now covers about 5,600 acres, officials said Wednesday.
An investigation is under way to learn how a fire started in the Wonderland Hotel Annex at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and quickly engulfed, and destroyed, the slice of Appalachian history.