A young female mountain lion was recently struck and killed by a vehicle on State Route 118 to the north of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California, marking the third time a mountain lion was hit by a vehicle on the same stretch of freeway since December, according to the National Park Service.
Parks in the News
The original 19th century Raven/Shark Pole has returned to Sitka National Historical Park after being on display at the Anchorage Museum for 30 years.
For 20 years, a double-wide trailer has served as the visitor center at Cottonwood Springs near the southern border of Joshua Tree National Park in California. With visitation climbing rapidly, the park hopes to renovate the visitor center and surrounding facilities by 2022.
National Park Service officials have been told to stop filling vacant permanent positions throughout the National Park System under the federal hiring freeze President Trump ordered, though it remained unclear Wednesday which, if any, seasonal positions would be granted a waiver from the freeze.
Due to heavy snow load and the potential for flooding, the 20-site campground in Devils Postpile National Monument in California might be closed for the 2017 summer season, according to Superintendent Deanna Dulen.
Reservation Requests For Permits To Hike Wonderland Trail In Mount Rainier National Park Begin March 15
Beginning March 15 you'll be able to go online and submit a request for a permit to hike the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier National Park this summer.
A need to assess the mechanical condition of the elevators at Jewel Cave National Monument will require a halt on cave tours from January 30 through February 10, according to park officials.
Star shows are on the calendar for this weekend in both Death Valley National Park and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California.