Firefighters battling the Reynolds Creek Fire at Glacier National Park were confronting high winds and low humidity Saturday.
Parks in the News
If you're planning to visit Olympic National Park on August 2, don't plan to head up to Hurricane Ridge in your vehicle before noon. That's because the "Ride the Hurricane" group bike ride has led to the road's closure to vehicular traffic from 6 a.m. to noon.
An early morning structure fire at Grand Teton National Park on Friday has left one person dead while dozens were treated or evaluated for smoke inhalation or other injuries.
More and more moonlight tours are showing up around the National Park System. One of the upcoming tours is at Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming, where a moonlight tour is scheduled for August 8.
Hundreds of black bears make their home in Yosemite National Park, and seeing a wild bear is often the highlight of a trip to the park. Bears often remind us of ourselves, and the complex relationship between bears and humans has changed over time as we strive to keep bears wild.
Predicting the behavior of glaciers is tricky business, but with a recent record for glacier lake outburst floods affecting Bear Glacier Lagoon in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, park officials are urging visitors to be cautious when exploring this area in the coming weeks.
A split appellate court has upheld the National Park Service's immunity in a case from Olympic National Park where a hiker was fatally gored by an aggressive mountain goat, though the dissenting judge thought the Park Service had been negligent in not killing the "a horned animal bigger than an NFL lineman" before the goring and so was not immune.olyn-9th_circuit_ruling_in_goring_case.pdf
National Park Service Releases Draft MOU With Energy Department For Manhattan Project National Historical Park
A draft agreement between the National Park Service and U.S. Department of Energy over operations for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park gives the Park Service responsibility for managing the park's units, while the DOE will be responsible for ensuring the public's safety as well as protecting national security.
For many, a trip to one of the scenic, landscape national parks includes pristine landscapes, clear vistas, and fresh air. Unfortunately, we don't always get to enjoy those aspects, as a new report on air quality from the National Parks Conservation Association points out.
Driving a dogsled across a snowy landscape looks beautiful and relaxing, but it takes a lot of skill. If you have those skills, you might want to apply for the commercial "Dog Sled Freighting Services" business at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.