More than a century ago, a woman named Josie Bassett Morris found a spot along Cub Creek in eastern Utah and made it her home, living off the land and running a ranch with no electricity, plumbing, or neighbors for more than 50 years. Now, that land is in Dinosaur National Monument, and the park will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the pioneer’s historic homestead.
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Work is getting underway this week at Point Reyes National Seashore in California to remove an estimated 500 tons of debris from Drakes Estero, which is part of the Phillip Burton Wilderness in the park.
In the wake of a dog being killed by a sow black bear, Shenandoah National Park officials are temporarily closing a section of the park to dogs. The closure affects the greater Dickey Ridge area (Mile 4.6 Skyline Drive) to reduce the risk of negative dog/bear encounters.
During the past decade, Alaska Department of Fish and Game has sponsored a predator control program that has killed at least 90 wolves that had home ranges within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, according to a report that says the National Park Service was forced to end a more than 20-year research project on predator-prey relationships due to those losses.
An explosion from Kīlauea volcano’s summit Saturday evening flung chunks of molten and solid rock onto the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, turned night into day, and destroyed the power system for scientific equipment used to monitor the volcano.
After months of reconstruction, the highway leading over Jubilee Pass into Death Valley National Park is open to traffic. To celebrate, the National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration are hosting a ribbon cutting on Friday.
Levels of a pathogen than can destroy brain cells and lead to death have been found in thermal features in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, leading park officials to urge visitors to avoid Huckleberry Hot Springs, Polecat Springs, and Kelly Warm Spring.
In a collection of essays and poems, nearly three dozen writers have made a stirring argument for establishing a Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah.
Leslie Reynolds, a 21-year National Park Service veteran and currently the chief ranger at Cape Cod National Seashore, will receive the most prestigious ranger award, the Harry Yount Award for Excellence in the Art of Rangering, at a ceremony today in Washington, D.C.
When Congress returns from its summer recess after Labor Day, it will have a narrow time frame to finish work before the November elections. With the clock ticking down, what are the odds that the body will pass the National Park Service Centennial Act?