Bears in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia are getting bold, travelers, and park officials have had to close some trails because of it.
A congressional effort has been launched to block a plan by Biscayne National Park officials to set aside 6 percent of the park for a marine reserve in a bid to restore and protect a stretch of the only tropical coral reef system in the continental United States, and the boating and fishing industry has quickly jumped on board in support of the legislation.
Summer has arrived on the Outer Cape! Visitors are coming to Cape Cod National Seashore to enjoy its abundant recreational opportunities, and for rest and rejuvenation. For locals, summer often means company, cookouts, and playing "tourist" with family and friends.
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is famous for its namesake bay and the ringing mountains, but it's also renowned for its marine life, particularly the whales that make the park home for parts of the year. One whale that long has been a familiar resident of the bay, "Festus," is no more, having been found dead floating in the park's waters.
Many of us go to national parks hoping to see wildlife, but for a few hikers at Denali National Park and Preserve, the encounters they had with grizzly bears were more unnerving than pleasant. The outcomes included one man bitten on his calf by a sow, and a young grizzly rewarded with food when hikers threw a day pack at him.
Parks Canada has issued a trail closure for the Canadian side of the Chilkoot Trail in response to a bear incident at Lindeman City earlier this week. Response teams from Parks Canada and Yukon Conservation Officers are working to identify the bear and return the trail to open status as soon as possible.
Two bears died Sunday in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming after they were struck by vehicles. The first, an adult female black bear, was struck on U.S. Highway 89 north of the Deadman’s Bar Road Junction around 7:30 p.m. The second, a male grizzly bear cub of the year, was hit later the same evening on the North Park Road (U.S. Highway 89) between the Pilgrim Creek Road Junction and Colter Bay Junction.
Condor program personnel monitoring the pair at Zion National Park have verified the presence of a chick, but recent events have everyone on high alert. The father, Condor 337, died with high levels of lead in his blood.
A participant in a permitted running event at Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico was attacked by a female American black bear on Saturday when the individual came upon the bear’s cubs along a backcountry road being used as the event route.
A half-century after the California red-legged frog and western pond turtle disappeared from Yosemite Valley, in large part because of decisions made by humans, both species will be reintroduced to lake, river, or meadow habitats beginning this summer.