A policy enacted last week updates the National Park Service’s guidelines for stewardship and reaffirms the agency’s “predominant” duty to protect natural and cultural resources.
Parks in the News
Getting into Joshua Tree National Park in California will cost you a little bit more beginning on January 3.
The Point Reyes National Seashore winter shuttle bus transportation system will begin on December 31 to help visitors get to key overlooks for viewing migrating whales and breeding elephant seals.
Rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park worked deep into the night Monday to see if a single-engine plane had crashed somewhere in the middle of the park.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways and Missouri State Parks will be hosting a Winter Paddling Clinic on December 31 and First Day Float on January 1. The Winter Paddling Clinic will be held at Echo Bluff State Park in conjunction with their New Year’s Eve celebration. On January 1, paddlers will celebrate the new year with a float on the Current or Jacks Fork Rivers, and then gather at Current River State Park in the afternoon for a bonfire and warm beverages.
Lynette Webber of Keweenaw National Historical Park has been chosen by the National Park Service as the winner of the 2016 National Freeman Tilden Award, the highest award presented to an individual Park Service interpreter.
A 12.5-acre privately owned tract of land in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado was poised to go on sale, a move that could have led to a bigger developed footprint in the park, when the Rocky Mountain Conservancy stepped in to purchase it with help from the Wilderness Land Trust and the National Park Trust.
While the Park Service drew widespread acclaim — and record visitation — as it marked its centennial in 2016, the agency was forced to confront myriad challenges, some of its own making.
Services will be limited at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites on Dec. 27 due to the anticipated visit by the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Japan.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Completes All Work Related To The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina have completed all work assigned them through the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 that President Obama signed into law two years ago.