Virgin Islands National Park is growing by nearly 12 acres thanks to a donation by a philanthropist with a long resume of working to forward conservation of landscapes and wildlife.
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Monocacy National Battlefield in Maryland announced that a partnership agreement has been signed with the newly-formed Monocacy National Battlefield Foundation, which will assist the park with fundraising, recruitment, and as a community advocate.
President Trump on Monday put a freeze on federal government hiring, an action that could have wide-ranging impacts for the National Park Service as it moves to hire thousands of seasonal rangers and other employees for the upcoming summer.
Much of the beauty and wildlife protected within Channel Islands National Park can only be seen from the water, and soon, guided sea kayaking and snorkeling tours will be available at Santa Cruz Island without a reservation for the first time.
At the beginning of the year, Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado followed through on its proposal to raise entrance fees and extend the park’s summer season, when rates are higher, by nearly three months.
For more than 1,000 years, Scarlet macaws have dazzled people of the Southwest. Their brilliantly colored plumage and large size inspire curiosity among those who see them. Remains of macaws have been documented in early archaeological excavations at both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot national monuments.
Investments in the National Park System, from whittling away at the $11.9 billion maintenance backlog to adding personnel and forging strategic partnerships, are among the suggestions the Coalition to Protect America's National Parks has forwarded to the incoming Trump administration.
The heavy rains that forced Yosemite National Park to evacuate the valley and close for a few days just after the new year didn’t raise the Merced River to devastating levels, but they did give the California park’s iconic waterfalls a roaring jolt.
A series of public meetings, beginning Monday, will give the public an opportunity to comment on a proposal to return the California condor to part of Redwood National and State Parks in northern California.
The National Park Service returned to Twitter on Saturday after apologizing for tweets on Friday that apparently irked the Trump administration.