Visitor facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina were closed Monday while National Park Service crews assessed damage from Hurricane Matthew.
Parks in the News
The latest episode of Yellowstone InDepth takes a closer look at The Northern Range, the wintering grounds for the park’s largest elk herds and an array of carnivores like wolves, bears, and cougars.
The first-ever guidebook for James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Ohio has been released. Titled James A. Garfield: His Life and Legacy, the guidebook is the result of over four years’ work by site staff and the publisher, Eastern National.
Three National Park System units in western Maryland are turning to culling operations to tamp down the white-tailed deer populations in their parks. The National Park Service plans to donate all suitable meat from reduction activities to local food banks.
Have you ever seen the Kīlauea Volcano upclose at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park? This U.S. Geological Survey video footage allows you to do just that.
To give endangered frogs and other native species a leg up, human-introduced trout will be eradicated – sometimes with a chemical – from dozens of high-elevation ponds, streams, and lakes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in California.
To facilitate and encourage scientific research in Shenandoah National Park, applications are being accepted for the Shenandoah National Park Trust research fellowship program. Funded by the Shenandoah National Park Trust, the grant supports field research in the physical, biological, ecological, social, and cultural sciences.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Thursday announced a new study showing that spring is beginning earlier than its historical average in 75 percent of the national parks examined — providing further evidence that climate change is already impacting public lands. The announcement came during a visit to Shenandoah National Park, one of the sites identified in the study as experiencing the impacts of an early onset of spring.
Fewer than 100 days remain in Acadia National Park’s centennial year. As Acadia’s autumn builds toward its fiery peak, the Acadia Centennial Task Force is reminding Acadia-area residents that 2016—exhilarating, memorable, and (perhaps!) exhausting as it has already been—will end with a blaze of centennial glory that shouldn’t be missed.
Mount Rainier National Park is a well-known symbol in the Washington landscape. But how far back does the human relationship with Mount Rainier go? A 2015 archaeology project at Ohanapecosh campground found evidence that native people have been traveling to and living around Mount Rainier for thousands of years.