Five Native American tribes pushing for a national monument in southern Utah that would protect their ancestral homelands have abandoned efforts to achieve the goal with help from U.S. congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz, both Utah Republicans, saying they have "been consistently stonewalled. We have never been taken seriously."
Parks in the News
You're invited to join Robert Chaplin, a fine art and nature photographer, on a birding outing in Shark Valley at Everglades National Park on Tuesday.
Planning to hike the entire Appalachian National Scenic Trail this year? Then you might consider a flip-flop, or going against the tide of hikers coming north from Springer Mountain in Georgia.
Grand Teton National Park Foundation, the primary fundraising partner for Grand Teton National Park, gifted $2,780,000 to the park during the past year to fund projects and programming in the park.
Yosemite National Park rangers through late December had sworn in 22,600 Junior Rangers, a record for the highest number of Junior Rangers sworn in in a year.
Here's a quick look at scheduled activities in Saguaro National Park in Arizona for the month of January:
I noticed it in a Traveler article around Thanksgiving. A short mention of two nights in December when Cliff Palace and Spruce Tree House in Mesa Verde National Park would be lighted by luminarias.
Today's the day, folks. The last day of 2015, and the last day you can make a donation to the national park friends organization of your choice and claim a tax deduction if the group is a non-profit.
Every New Year's Day the Big South Fork Bike Club invites all mountain bikers to ride the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area at an annual event called "The Mail Run." Bikers meet at Bandy Creek Visitor Center at 9 a.m. (ET), January 1, and then hit the trails.
A couple from Inglewood, California, and their friends visiting from Denmark pushed the annual visitation number at Joshua Tree National Park in California past the 2 million mark on Monday. That record number of visitors for the park is up from 1.6 million in 2014.