Shenandoah National Park will honor America’s Wilderness heritage during its 16th annual Wilderness Weekend, September 10-11. This year commemorates the 40th anniversary of Shenandoah’s Wilderness designation.
Parks in the News
It's not always that much attention is paid to the donation of a 30-million-year-old, or older, rock. But when that rock contains the fossilied remains of a bowfin fish, Cyclurus gurleyi, well, it stands out.
National Park Service managers relied on their expertise and did not violate either The Wilderness Act nor the National Park Service Organic Act when they decided how many miles of off-road vehicle trails would be allowed in the Addition Lands of Big Cypress National Preserve, the 11th U.S. District Court of Appeals has ruled.big_cypress_11th_circuit.pdf
At James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 25 miles east of Cleveland, this year’s Republican National Convention and the popular mobile game Pokemon Go helped drive 13,083 visitors to the site in July. That total is 57 percent higher than the previous monthly record of 8,358 visitors five years ago, in July 2011.
General managers of national park lodges don't have an easy job. They appear to be in perpetual motion while dealing with issues regarding employees, maintenance, guests, food service, budgets, and the National Park Service. The facilities they manage are often in isolated locations, a factor that can magnify what would normally be minor issues.
Michael Frome, a journalistic giant in environmental circles who lamented the over-development of national park landscapes and who was among the best at tracking the country's environmental evolution, has died at 96 after months of failing health.
A 21-year-old summer employee of the Grand Teton Lodge Company apparently fell to his death while hiking on Mount Owen in Grand Teton National Park.
The following video was created by Sheets Studios in Jackson, Wyoming, to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial. It's intended to serve as a tribute to the magnificent beauty of Grand Teton National Park, and"something that would draw attention and awareness to why we need to protect these wonderful places."
As Cape Lookout National Seashore reopens in the wake of Tropical Storm Hermine, the North Carolina park is investigating vandalism that occurred last weekend at the historic 1907 Keeper’s Quarters.
As part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Obama Administration has launched the second year of the Every Kid in a Park program, which gives fourth graders and their families free access to federal lands and waters nationwide for a full year.