National Park Service officials are willing to support the removal of grizzly bears from Endangered Species list protections, but with a number of caveats. Among them are requests that the delisting plan both limits the chance that wounded bears venture back into parks and reduces the likelihood that "well-known or transboundary bears" are killed by hunters.memo_nps_review_of_gye_gb_cs_and_pr051016_1_1.pdf
With white-tailed deer changing the natural ecosystem at Fire Island National Seashore, the National Park Service approved a White-tailed Deer Management Plan last month that includes direct population reduction as well as the construction of fences to preserve critical areas of the Seashore.
A thru-hiker on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was bitten by a black bear while sleeping, sustaining unspecified leg injuries and prompting the Park Service to temporarily close the Spence Field Backcountry Shelter.
As Vanessa McDonough scanned the ocean floor off the South Florida coast, she spotted an empty beer bottle among the fish, corals, and sponges protected by Biscayne National Park. Only the bottle wasn’t empty. Upon closer examination, a small fish had swam inside, and pebbles and shells had blocked the exit. “The poor fish was a prisoner in this Corona bottle,” she said.
There was a large grizzly bear that roamed Yellowstone National Park, purposeful in his long stride. His profile distinct, due to the indentation of the collar he normally wore, his thin neck and long nose, and a mangled right ear and scars on his face from a battle.
Years of monitoring wolves in Denali and Yellowstone national parks has led researchers to conclude that hunting the predators just beyond the parks' borders seems to directly impact park visitors' odds of seeing a wolf.
If you plan to be in Glacier National Park in Montana next week, be careful where you go, as biologists will be monitoring grizzly bears in the park and that requires some bear trapping.
When sea turtles hatch, they depend on moonlight to find their way to the ocean. Human-caused light pollution, however, can disorient them and lead them away from the sea.
While politicians search for votes across the country during this presidential election year, scientists and volunteers will converge on the nation’s capital May 20-21 to find as many species as possible during a BioBlitz.
Scarface, a grizzly boar of considerable renown, one that was naturally in his twilight years, was shot to death outside Yellowstone National Park last November, Montana officials said Monday.