A site in Texas where a herd of Columbian Mammoths and other Ice Age animals died in a catastrophic event that preserved their remains in surprisingly good condition on Friday became one of three national monuments designated by President Barack Obama via the Antiquities Act.
Parks in the News
Night sky star-gazing programs are spreading across the National Park System, and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is not about to be left behind. Later this month the park will feature a series of family-friendly night sky programs.
While "national parks" don't allow hunting within their borders, "national preserves" do, and beginning Septembrer 1 hunting permits will be distributed at Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas.
A state and federal investigation into the killing of a protected gray wolf that ranged from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park before being shot in Utah has concluded without any charges being filed against the hunter.
A massive triangular slab of rock, roughly two-thirds the length of a football field in size, recently peeled off the face of Half Dome, adding a challenging new dimension to the classic Regular Northwest Face climbing route while also underscoring that Yosemite National Park's granite monoliths are not at all static.
National Park Service officials say a Wilderness Eligibility Assessment for Big Cypress National Preserve is not necessarily the final word on how much wilderness-quality lands exist in the preserve. A more extensive wilderness study expected to get under way later this year could add to, or reduce, the acreage cited in the assessment, they say.
A variety of construction projects coming to Mammoth Cave National Park beginning in August will cause a few issues for park visitors, but in the long run should provide a better experience for them.
Across the National Park System there are many, many places to call home for a night or a week. But which ones are the best?
A celebration is scheduled for Saturday at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin to welcome a new lighthouse to the National Park System.
Conservationists: Big Cypress National Preserve Wilderness Assessment Places ORVs Above Preservation
An assessment of wilderness-quality lands in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida demonstrates the National Park Service's desire to place off-road recreation above preservation in Big Cypress, the nation's first national preserve, according to National Parks Conservation Association officials.