Parks in the News
Visitors from around the world complain about off-road vehicle tracks marring the beauty of Death Valley National Park. Illegal off-road driving is a problem in multiple areas of the park, including the Racetrack, Ibex Dunes and Badwater. The National Park Service seeks public support for a grant application that would help fund restoration of these damaged areas.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways is hosting a river cleanup effort on March 31 and April 1 with the Ozark Heritage Project.
Cyclists will have the right-of-way -- quite a bit, in fact -- on Skyline Drive through the northern district of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia on April 23, when motorized vehicles will be restricted.
A $1 million enticement from the Utah Legislature is not enough to convince the outdoor industry to overlook the state's anti-public lands stance and keep its lucrative convention in Salt Lake City.
An investigation into sexual harassment charges against a management official at De Soto National Memorial in Florida not only found credence in the allegations, but also uncovered a number of other inappropriate issues for the manager, a report released Thursday said.
Heavy rains have cut off access to the Rainbow Park Campground and boat ramp in Dinosaur National Monument, which closed the unpaved Rainbow Park/Island Park Road at the monument boundary in Utah after a ranger discovered it had washed out around a 6-foot culvert.
While parks are battling an aphid-like insect that is devastating Eastern hemlock stands, Fire Island National Seashore announced last week that cutting down infested trees has significantly diminished its population of invasive southern pine beetles, which can attack and kill pine trees in two to four months.
The National Park Service and the Millbrook Village Society will present a maple sugaring demonstration at Millbrook Village in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A tour guide based in France and his group of 13 were caught early Monday morning sneaking into the closed area at Halema‘uma‘u, the erupting summit crater of Kīlauea volcano in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.