A wisp of smoke spotted by a backcountry lookout in Glacier National Park has blossomed into a nearly 2,000-acre wildfire burning in thick stands of timber on a rugged landscape that so far has precluded the use of ground crews to battle the flames.
Parks in the News
Areas in Everglades National Park that are managed to maximize nesting success and minimize disturbance to nesting wading birds have been reopened to public access, including the west side of Palm Key, Frank Key Channel and Carl Ross Key. Wildlife biologists have determined that herons, egrets and Roseate Spoonbills have finished nesting in these areas for the season.
A brushfire that swept across almost 4,700 acres at Pu‘ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site in Hawai'i didn't damage the temple, but it will be another day or two before the park is reopened.
A sow grizzly and a cub were being held Monday at Yellowstone National Park while tests and an autopsy were being performed on the body of a Montana man killed while hiking through the park.
How were early 19th century bricks made? That's the question the National Park Service hopes to answer as it works to restore the Arlington House.
While California's struggles with drought are national news, other states are having troubles, too. At Olympic National Park in Washington, the drought has led to officials announcing an emergency closure of recreational fishing on most rivers and streams within the park beginning today.
The accidental breaching of a dam at a long-closed gold mine in Colorado could adversely impact Lake Powell at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Utah this week.
Four sites around the country recently were designated as National Historic Landmarks, a designation that recognizes the sites as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.
Night-sky viewing will be among the main attractions at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado in the coming days, while later in the month the park staff will be celebrating the date in 1909 when the monument's incredible fossil-studded cliff was discovered.
A grizzly bear, possibly a sow with cubs, attacked and partially consumed a hiker whose body was found near a trail in the vicinity of Lake Village in Yellowstone National Park, park officials said Saturday.