The opening weekend of the "elk reduction program" at Grand Teton National Park resulted in a bull elk illegally being killed near the Schwabacher Road. Park rangers were able to detain a Wyoming man and issue four citations in connection with the incident.
A poor year for their traditional foods have black bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park roaming far and wide, leading park officials to remind visitors to keep their distance from bears and to urge folks in communities surrounding the park to keep their garbage, pet food, and bird seed out of the reach of bears.
Coyotes are opportunists, and in Los Angeles some of them apparently see a lot of opportunity. Since late-September, National Park Service researchers have been watching a young female coyote as she makes short forays into the urban core of the city of angels.
National Park Service Moves To Restrict Certain Sport Hunting Practices In National Preserves In Alaska
National Park Service officials are moving to better protect wildlife in national preserves in Alaska by adopting certain rules that restrict how and where wildlife can be hunted in the preserves, which encompass about 20 million acres in the state.
As much is known about the Earth and its inhabitants, we occasionally are surprised by what's out there. That point was driven home recently when, nearly 200 years after Charles Darwin set foot on the Galapagos Islands, a new species of giant tortoise was identified there.
An annual elk hunt intended to keep the overall population in check begins this weekend at Grand Teton National Park, though likely not without controversy.
Deer culling will resume next month at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site in Pennsylvania as staff work to get the deer population under control.
Barrier islands play incredible roles for migrating shorebirds, offering them a place to stop, rest, and refuel. At Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts, the beaches and marshes are important to common, least, and roseate terns and a number of other shorebird species during their migrations.
With a little human intervention, fishers just might decide the area of Yosemite National Park north of the Merced River is to their liking and establish a permanent population.