An aggressive black bear has led Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials to close the Mount Le Conte backcountry shelter and trails to the Cliff Tops area.
The deafening roar of the 225-horsepower Mercury engine propelled our skiff across the turquoise expanse of Biscayne Bay. It was hard to imagine that less than an hour earlier I’d been sipping a café cubano in the heart of downtown Miami. Here we were though, making headway toward an offshore reef to explore some of South Florida’s renowned marine habitat.
A 16-year-old exchange student was recovering Saturday from being gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park. Park officials say the Taiwanese girl sustained serious, but not life-threatening, injuries when she was gored in the Old Faithful area.
Five years of culling deer at Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania has succeeded in reducing over-browsing of the park's forests and allowed them to rebound with growth, according to park officials.
Steady is a good thing at Voyageurs National Park, where the resident moose population is holding constant with estimates from the past five years, according to wildlife biologists.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is being urged by more than 100,000 petitioners to intervene to halt the killings of wolves that wander out of Denali National Park in Alaska.
A mix of federal and private funding will help move two significant projects forward at Yellowstone National Park, including one that will help improve native cutthroat trout fisheries.
As the calendar falls deeper and deeper into spring, more and more birds are passing through the National Park System. And on May 9, in honor of Migratory Bird Day, you can bird with a ranger at Grand Teton National Park.
An area popular with hikers in Olympic National Park has also turned popular with some black bears, leading park officials to halt camping in the Enchanted Valley area.
In the late 1700s when Daniel Boone came through the Cumberland Gap and into the land that would eventually become the state of Kentucky, black bears were common and brought the respect of settlers coming through. Today at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park staff is working to see that today's visitors to this landscape continue to respect the bears.