While California's struggles with drought are national news, other states are having troubles, too. At Olympic National Park in Washington, the drought has led to officials announcing an emergency closure of recreational fishing on most rivers and streams within the park beginning today.
A grizzly bear, possibly a sow with cubs, attacked and partially consumed a hiker whose body was found near a trail in the vicinity of Lake Village in Yellowstone National Park, park officials said Saturday.
The falcon nesting season is officially over at Acadia National Park. Superintendent Sheridan Steele says that the Precipice, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliffs trails in the park have all reopened to hikers.
Hundreds of black bears make their home in Yosemite National Park, and seeing a wild bear is often the highlight of a trip to the park. Bears often remind us of ourselves, and the complex relationship between bears and humans has changed over time as we strive to keep bears wild.
A split appellate court has upheld the National Park Service's immunity in a case from Olympic National Park where a hiker was fatally gored by an aggressive mountain goat, though the dissenting judge thought the Park Service had been negligent in not killing the "a horned animal bigger than an NFL lineman" before the goring and so was not immune.olyn-9th_circuit_ruling_in_goring_case.pdf
A fifth person has been gored by a bison this summer at Yellowstone National Park while posing for a picture.
With Isle Royale National Park's wolf population perhaps on its last legs, the park is embarking on an environmental impact statement on a "Moose-Wolf-Vegetation Management Plan" that might be too late, at least for the trio of remaining wolves.
Yosemite National Park is restoring the federally endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog to alpine lakes within the park. The yellow-legged frog was once the most common frog in mountain lakes throughout the Sierra Nevada, but introduced predators and diseases caused their population to decline by over 95 percent.
A black bear that has been hanging out in the northeastern end of Oak Island at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin has led to a temporary closure of the area.
A hit-and-run driver killed a 75-pound wolf at Grand Teton National Park, according to park officials.