It might come as a surprise, but Congress is not as "parks friendly" as many folks might think. Indeed, a recent "scorecard" prepared by an affiliate of the National Parks Conservation Association found that nearly half of Congress regularly voted against parks during the 114th Congress. That's something to keep in mind when you vote this fall.
Parks in the News
Rep. Pete Visclosky of Indiana on Thursday submitted legislation to rename Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to Indiana Dunes National Park, which would make it the first full-fledged national park in Indiana.
National parks in the District of Columbia are going to the rats, literally, and the National Park Service hopes to reverse that trend through a partnership with the D.C. Department of Health.
A Colorado man has died in a fall of roughly 100-150 feet on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The National Park Service and U.S. Department of Energy have completed a draft of the foundation document for Manhattan Project National Historical Park and are inviting public review and comment through October 10.
This video shows how black carpenter ants have promoted restoration of a healthy forest at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah after the Bridge Fire in 2009.
Breeding bird populations at Channel Islands National Park off the coast of California have undergone “dramatic changes” over the past 40 years due to multiple conservation efforts, according to a researcher.
If you're planning to visit Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, you just might want to download a new mobile phone that helps you uncover, and understand, the wonders of the monument.
Tour boats are one of the most popular ways to explore Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska, but noise from those vessels can disturb how sea mammals communicate.
The Cinnamon Bay Campground in Virgin Islands National Park is about the get a facelift, as new platforms and “eco-tents” will be installed in the coming months.