National Park Week arrived in Southern California with hot, dry, sunny weather, and a volunteer effort indicative of the good that can be done for national parks when the need is demonstrated.JOTR-DesertTortoisekjr.jpg JOTR-TrailWork3kjr.jpg
As fall colors drift across the lower elevations of Shenandoah National Park, they signal not only the height of fall but the end of the park's high season.
In this, the second of a three-part USGS video series on the dynamics of Yellowstone National Park's geothermal basement, the role of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory is explained.
Winter is still raging in some parts of the country, but that doesn't mean a respite isn't in the offing. Proof of that is news of the opening dates of the campgrounds at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
How will families with youngsters feel about attending interpretive programs in national parks when the person next to them might be armed? Will the National Park Service have to install metal detectors in parks to ensure gun owners don't enter buildings with their sidearms?