While the results remain to be seen, Everglades National Park officials are demonstrating some fiscal creativity in their bid to see lodging returned to Flamingo, a popular area of the park that has been beaten and bruised by hurricanes.
Parks in the News
More than two dozen Native American baskets made by Julia Parker have been donated to Yosemite National Park, where they will be on display in the park museum.
Great Basin National Park in Nevada and the Flagstaff Area National Monuments -- Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki -- have received certification as International Dark Sky Parks from the International Dark-Sky Association.
Think Yellowstone National Park and Old Faithful Inn comes to mind. The wildly exotic, pitched roof, shingle-covered Inn screamed Wild West when it opened in 1904. It remains so.
Abraham Lincoln saw in the name renewal—the Union Pacific. Chartered by Congress in 1862, it was a railroad forged out of the depths of civil war. Lincoln then fervently hoped to heal the Union by stretching its tracks across the West. Finally, with Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, the great undertaking could begin. By then, Lincoln had been assassinated, but the Union would indeed endure.
A free concert featuring Grammy award winning singer-songwriters, Emmylou Harris and John Prine will help Yellowstone National Park celebration the National Park Service's centennial on August 25, but line up lodging before you claim a ticket.
A new mural illustrating the living creatures that occupied the area in and around Joshua Tree National Park in California thousands of years ago is now on exhibit in the Joshua Tree Visitor Center. The mural offers a glimpse of how climate change, through time, can alter the landscape and life within.
The national headquarters for the Lewis and Clark Trail has finalized its Second Saturday Speaker Series. The headquarters is located at the National Park Service's Midwest Regional Office in Omaha, Nebraska. The regional office is unusual in that it also serves as home to a visitor center dedicated to the Lewis and Clark Trail.
In a move that baffled and angered national park advocates, the National Park Service has given the go-ahead for an oil company to explore for deposits beneath Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, even though the company's test of its equipment was judged "clearly a failure" by park observers.burnett_oil_company_-_test_report.pdf
A reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of three men who broke into the Devils Hole area of Death Valley National Park and vandalized the area by discharging a firearm and swimming in the warm spring that nourished an endangered species of pupfish. At least one pupfish was killed.