A 7,613-acre site in eastern Colorado that preserves a rich fossil record from Earth’s most recent mass extinction is the newest national natural landmark.
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Fort Sumter National Monument in South Carolina has been honored in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The coin’s reverse (tails) side depicts Sgt. William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from British ships during a battle of the American Revolution.
Cell Phone Tower Issue At Theodore Roosevelt National Park Raises Questions Of Connectivity In National Parks
If you carry a cell phone into a national park, should you expect connectivity? Many people would answer "yes." But what if you hiked into a wilderness area, which is supposed to be free of today's human technologies?
Nearly two years after Congress created Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument near Las Vegas, portions of the unit are being damaged by off-road enthusiasts and individuals who haul TVs, furniture, and other junk into the monument for target practice. At least one death has been linked to target shooting. In an effort to prevent such incidents, the National Park Service is proposing to build a fence with hopes of protecting the park.
Yellowstone National Park Lone Dissenter To Plan For Managing Grizzly Bears If They Are Delisted From ESA
Just one vote against a Conservation Strategy intended to see that grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem thrive after they lose Endangered Species Act protections was voiced, and that came from the superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, the core of the ecosystem and heart of grizzly bear recovery.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, in cooperation with the National Park Service, is leading a short-term effort to transport excess sand via dump truck from north Ocean Beach to two erosion hot spots at south Ocean Beach. The work, performed week days from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., is expected to last through December.
Winter finally caught up with Rocky Mountain National Park, where officials on Friday announced that Trail Ridge Road had been closed for the season to through travel.
After a three-year, $900,000 renovation, you can smell sourdough, experience a rafting trip on the Yukon River, and try to strike it rich at the Visitor Center and Museum at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska.
The party must be over in 2017. The number of entrance fee-free days in the National Park System is dropping by 40 percent, to just 10 from the 16 you could have taken advantage of this year. Gone are the weeklong free days during National Park Week in April, and a long fee-free weekend in August to celebrate the founding of the National Park Service.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis have announced the designation of 10 new national historic landmarks, including properties that honor LGBT and civil rights history. The designation recognizes the properties as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.