A draft environmental impact statement on how to operate the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River for the next 20 years carries seven alternatives, none of which recommends the removal of the dam.
Parks in the News
Millions of visitors flock to Yellowstone National Park each year to see its steaming geysers, iridescent pools and carved, rugged landscape. For the last five years, Jim Gardner, Kenny Befus and a team of undergraduate students from the Jackson School of Geosciences have been among them.
Storms spawned by the El Nino weather patterns in the Pacific Ocean have prompted closures of some areas of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California due to safety concerns.
The folks at Parks Canada are offering a great deal to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017: Your 2016 Discovery Pass will be good for 24 months.
Surprisingly quick work had Yosemite National Park officials saying the El Portal Road into the park would reopen Saturday night after being closed for two days by a rockslide.
Solar power has come to Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia, where the National Park Service and Siemens have completed the installation of two solar panel systems.
DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite officials quickly responded to the government's request that their claim for more than $10 million in damages tied to the loss of the Yosemite National Park concessions contract be dismissed, denying that their valuation of intellectual property was overvalued and accusing the National Park Service of "flip-flopping" when it comes to trademark issues.
The days of heading down to Canaveral National Seashore in Florida and walking up to obtain a backcountry camping reservation are gone. Beginning this Friday backcountry camping reservations for one of the 14 island campsites at the national seashore must be made online.
Charging that Delaware North Companies seeks to bolster its bottom line by securing trademarks to iconic U.S.-owned properties, and then "wildly inflates" their value, the U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal claims court to toss out DNC Parks & Resort's multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the government.dnc_parks_and_resorts_vs._u.s._govt_govt_response.pdf
It's only early January, yet the colors starting to sprout in Death Valley National Park are an indication that this year's bloom in the park could be spectacular.