In a bid to see lodging facilities established at Flamingo in Everglades National Park by September 2018, the National Park Service is offering a $5 million enticement to the concessionaire that wins the contract. The money would be used to pay for construction of lodging and visitor facilities at Flamingo.
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On May 14, volunteers will celebrate their heritage in a first-of-its kind event for Los Angeles’ Griffith Park — Anza Rides Again, a colorful re-enactment of the 1775-76 Anza Expedition. A volunteer team of equestrians will portray Spanish soldiers and their wives, depicting the arrival of settler families to Alta California.
A visit to Balcony House at Mesa Verde National Park is fun any time of day, but this weekend the park is offering a special sunrise tour of the cliff dwelling.
The Ivory Burn is about to happen and for days the internet has been full of pictures of the pyres being built, conservationists having their pictures taken with tusks, and heart-felt video pleas.
A group seeking to increase diversity of visitors in national parks is suggesting, among other things, that the National Park Service change the look of its uniforms and vehicles because they project a law enforcement image, "which presents a significant impediment to engaging all Americans."
Both surface and groundwater at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota were probably polluted with a chemical common to rocket fuels and explosives by past fireworks displays, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report.
Meridian Energy Group, Inc., hopes to take a step closer Tuesday to building an oil refinery just three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota when Billings County officials consider the company's application to build on land currently zoned for agriculture, not industry.
After the removal of hazardous, non-native eucalyptus trees, the Nāmakanipaio Campground in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened with fresh views of Mauna Loa.
An open letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to bring an end to helicopter overflights at Glacier National Park.
A hiker reported missing in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska was found dead Sunday, killed in an apparent fall, park officials said.