The mood was celebratory when members of the Acadia Centennial Task Force, Acadia National Park officials, staff and board members of Friends of Acadia, and staff of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust gathered to dedicate a time capsule intended to be opened in conjunction with Acadia’s bicentennial year in 2116.
Parks in the News
While the National Park Service has received guidance on hiring seasonal workers for the coming year, the continued hold on permanent hiring is leaving some parks without key positions.
Just two weeks into the Trump administration, one pledged to pursue a vigorous energy development course, Zion National Park officials find themselves in a bind over how to react to proposals to allow oil and gas exploration within a mile of the park.
Thoughts about landing a job with the National Park Service might often revolve around being an interpretive ranger or law-enforcement ranger, but there are a lot more careers to be had with the agency.
While lawmakers in Utah were hoping the Trump administration would overturn the designation of Bears Ears National Monument in their state, no such move is expected against Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine, according to Lucas St. Clair.
The spectacular lava “firehose” that formed after a lava delta crashed into the ocean at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on New Year’s Eve disappeared on Thursday when another chunk of newly created land broke off into the sea.
Much of the new material for this month is focused on natural resources management and climate change. There are special sections for Wilderness Management White Papers, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, and North Cascades National Park Complex. Overall, there are about 100 new documents posted this month.
A team of fire experts is assembling at Great Smoky Mountains National Park to conduct a review of the deadly Chimney Tops 2 fire that started in the park the day before Thanksgiving and blew up the following Monday to engulf Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Surfcasters have an easier way to reach Cape Point at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
A grant of nearly $100,000 given to the Sequoia Parks Conservancy will enable the organization to fund three research and restoration projects in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.