On Sunday you're invited to celebrate the spectacle of raptor (bird of prey) migration in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley with Yellowstone Raptor Initiative volunteer Katy Duffy. The Hayden Valley Hawk Watch is a spectacular opportunity to observe and learn about raptors, their ecology, and their migration strategies.
Parks in the News
The National Park Service and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., have signed an agreement to work together to protect, preserve, and promote the NPS sites dedicated to the legacy of important African-American figures in U.S. history. OPPF is the first predominantly African-American fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black university. The agreement is the first of its kind between the NPS and a national African American organization.
The National Park Service's sordid underbelly of harassment was dissected for more than two hours Thursday by members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which heard stories of perpetrators being promoted and no one being fired for sexual harassment in the agency.
Winds, waves, and earthquakes all contribute to a "humming" sound that occasionally eminates from Rainbow Bridge in southern Utah, according to University of Utah researchers.
The Forest History Society is conducting a photographic survey of past and present forest conditions to build a database of images from across the country that can be a helpful resource to understand land-use planning and human impacts on the landscape.
For leaf peepers and train lovers near Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown National Historic Site will host 10 train excursions, all powered by historic diesel locomotives, through the countryside of the nearby Pocono Mountains in October.
A body recovered from the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park this week is believed to be that of a river guide who went missing earlier this month.
A move Superintendent Kate Cannon believes will lead to better management of visitation to the Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park has drawn the ire of guiding businesses and a member of Congress, who see the changes as unnecessary and economically crippling to the guides and damaging to the unique geologic niche of the park.
American chestnut saplings reaching for the sun, mountain laurel sprouts climbing out of the soil, and sassafras. Those are just some of the signs that more than 10,000 acres of Shenandoah National Park that burned back in the spring are coming back to life.
Canaveral National Seashore Superintendent Myrna Palfrey, whose administration has been investigated three times by the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General, is being reassigned on a temporary basis to the National Park Service's Southeast Regional Office to serve as a special assistant involved with Partnership Programs and Strategic Planning.