A young man in his early 20s reportedly was seen falling into a hot spring in the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday.
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A study published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases has documented evidence of “widespread contamination of habitat” in Hawai‘i caused by feral cats. This latest research has alarming implications for the endangered Hawaiian Goose (Nēnē) and other animals found throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
The National Park Service and the Florida Department of Transportation have announced the next significant milestone in the Everglades National Park restoration. On May 23, FDOT awarded a contract to joint venture team of Condotte America Inc. and Stantec for the construction of the 2.6-mile bridge and roadway project on State Road (SR) 90/SW 8 Street/Tamiami Trail.
Op-Ed | When It Comes To Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct, College Sports Have More Conscience Than NPS Officials
Both Grand Canyon National Park and Baylor University have recently faced scandals involving fundamental failures by management in their responses to sexual assault and/or sexual harassment allegations. The contrast between Baylor University’s handling of their situation and the National Park Service’s response to Grand Canyon’s sexual harassment problems could not be more different, nor be more telling.grca-letterdeclarationtosecretaryjewell_111615_redacted121715.pdf
A 17-year-old girl was rescued Saturday in Sequoia National Park in California after being swept 500 feet downstream and through a section of rapids.
A group of 40 Latino organizations has written President Obama with a request that he encourage diversity throughout federal land-management agencies and to "respect the historical, cultural and spiritual stories and unique contributions of all Americans, especially in conservation efforts."
Delays of up to 30 minutes are expected daily this summer along portions of the Grand Loop Road at Yellowstone National Park, and one construction area near Indian Creek Campground will sometimes close overnight.
National Park Service authorities are looking for a couple in connection with vandalism in Grand Canyon National Park.
A plan to crisscross 110 square miles of swampy landscape in a search for oil promises to test the National Park Service's ability to balance the unimpairment of resources with the "enjoyment of privately owned oil and gas interests" at Big Cypress National Preserve, a nearly three-quarters-of-a-million-acre wildland that nurtures endangered species and filters a good portion of the sheet of water that nourishes the "river of grass" on its way into neighboring Everglades National Park.
National parks across the country will receive $2 million in grants to preserve historic sites, but which projects get fully funded is being decided by a public vote that pits park vs. park.