Forests of tall saguaro cacti. Gila monsters and rattlesnakes. Javelinas. Both Sonoran desert and mixed conifer forest that climbs to more than 8,500 feet. That's a quick glimpse of what you'll find within Saguaro National Park in far south Arizona. And those are just some aspects of the park that Friends of Saguaro works to protect.
Parks in the News
While horses played a large role in the early days of the Klondike gold rush, these days they can cause more harm than good to the Dyea historic townsite, the National Park Service has decided. As a result, their use at the townsite in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will be limited and and restricted to an established route by private, non-commercial parties pursuant to a special use permit issued by the superintendent.
The calendar will be turned back about 150 years at Mammoth Cave National Park on November 11, when a special program is to be offered featuring a Union soldier telling A Soldier's Story.
So, did anyone have October 30 in the pool? That was the date that Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park was shut down for the winter months due to accumulating snow.
The grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, which includes Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, is growing and not suffering from a loss of genetic diversity, according to a report from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team.
As National Park Service officials and crews at Death Valley National Park work to recover the park from heavy rains in mid-October, let's take a look at some of the numbers associated with the rains and resulting flash flooding.
Heavy rains, possibly more than a foot this weekend, and high winds have Mount Rainier National Park officials preparing the park for flooding and power outages, with the possibility of evacuations also anticipated.
Death Valley National Park Facing Months Of Recovery From Largest Flood Event In Area's Recorded History
Mud-filled buildings, roads cleaved in half, electricity out. Two weeks after the "largest flood event in recorded history of the area" washed through Death Valley National Park, officials are formulating a recovery plan that likely will take months and tens of millions of dollars to carry out.
More wilderness, more protection of Florida Bay's shallow waters, and a new paddling trail all are provided for in a general management plan approved for Everglades National Park.
Bears, both black and grizzlies, moose, wolves and humans don't always mix well, and with that in mind Grand Teton National Park officials are proposing a management plan for the Moose-Wilson Road corridor that if approved would restrict traffic along the scenic corridor.