Volunteers Can Help Count Humpback Whales At Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Visitors and residents are drawn to Hawaii for many reasons, but the chance to see and help count humpback whales may not be one that comes immediately to mind. On three Saturdays this winter, volunteers are encouraged to help in an annual project at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and others sites around the islands to monitor and count these impressive mammals.

Visiting Hawaii? Check Out These Programs At Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park In January

If you're planning to visit Hawaii in January, check out these "after dark" programs that will be offered at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Visitors Urged To Watch Out For Nēnē

It's that time of year at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Yep, the breeding and nesting season of the endemic Hawaiian goose, or nēnē, has arrived.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Offering History Tours Through The Volcano House

You're invited to take a walk through history at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, where rangers are interpreting the history of the famous Volcano House, one step at a time.

Visitor Survives 115-Foot Fall Over Cliff At Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

A 73-year-old man survived a 115-foot fall over a cliff at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park earlier this week, but his predicament wasn't discovered until the following day. He was successfully rescued by rangers with help from a helicopter just a daylight was fading Tuesday evening.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Offering Special Hikes For Next Two Months

Wondering how to enjoy a day at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park? For the next couple of months the park will be marking the tenth anniversary of the Kahuku Unit by offering free programs to introduce visitors to the park's southernmost section.

Take A Virtual Tour Of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park With This Video

"Hawaii Volcanoes", a time-lapse video newly released on Vimeo, takes you on a sea-to-summit journey to the volcanoes of Hawaii, where you'll witness some of the the most dynamic landscapes on Earth.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park To Take Aim At Non-Native Ungulates

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials have adopted an approach to rid the park of non-native ungulates that are exacting a toll on the park's vegetation and landscape.

Volcano House At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Ready To Reopen

Closed since 2009, the Volcano House hotel at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will fully reopen on the rim of Kīlauea caldera in the park next month, following a multi-million-dollar upgrade and completing yet another chapter in the epic history of this iconic hotel.

Birding In The National Parks: Petrels And Cats Don't Mix At Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Feral and outdoor cats are notorious for being efficient hunters, as shown by the well-known “kitty cam” study in Georgia. Now, the latest bad news about feral cats is from Hawai’i, home of some of the most endangered birds on the planet.

15-Year-Old Survives Fall Into Steam Vent At Hawaii Volcanos National Park

A California teenager luckily avoided serious injury when he fell 25 feet down into a steam vent at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kīlauea Volcano’s Eruption Approaching 5-Year Anniversary

Anniversary celebrations can lose their newsworthiness over time, but when the anniversary marks the fifth year of continuous eruption of the Kīlauea Volcano’s at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, well, it's something to note.

Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park In January? Check Out These Programs

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing After Dark in the Park and Hawaiian cultural programs with the community and visitors throughout January – which is also Volcano Awareness Month, established by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

A View From The Overlook: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park And The Holy Grail

Might a non-native plant at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park be used to generate power for the Hawaiian Islands?

Kilauea Volcano Putting On Quite The Show, But Be Careful Where You Watch It At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Recent eruptions from Kilauea Volcano In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are a sight to see, but park officials urge visitors to be careful where they view the lava flows from.

List Of Candidate Species Under Consideration For Endangered Species Act Protection Include At Least 12 From National Parks

In its annual list of species considered to be candidates for Endangered Species Act protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has cited at least 12 species that either can be found, or were found, in the National Park System.

Whale Watching: Here's Your National Parks Traveler 2013 Vacation Planner

If National Parks Traveler’s blue whale creature feature got you in the mood to do some whale watching, we’ve put together a guide of the best national parks for just that. From coast to coast and throughout the year, each park provides the opportunity to enjoy these majestic creatures.

Climate Change Interns Studying Brackish Ponds In Hawaii, Devising Interpretive Tools At Manassas National Battlefield Park

Interns to the National Park Service's Climate Change Response Program have been creating new interpretive materials at Manassas National Battlefield Park and studying remote, brackish ponds on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Petrel, Ready To Take Flight At Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Though November finds relatively few bird species nesting or fledging chicks in the United States, at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park this is the time of year when one of the state's rarest endemic seabird species, the Hawaiian petrel, watches its youngsters take wing.

Endangered Nēnē Goose Killed By Motorist At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A female nēnē, thought to be getting ready to nest, was killed when run over on Highway 11 by a motorist at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Looking For Teenage Filmmakers

Teenagers with a good eye are being invited to focus their cameras on Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and enter the park's fourth annual Digital Mountain Film Festival.

Volcano House Lodging Reopens In Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Lodging once again will be available in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park at the Volcano House under a 15-year contract the National Park Service has signed with the Hawai`i Volcanoes Lodge Company.

Endangered Nene Killed By Vehicle At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A rare nēnē goose, one 21 years old and which has been somewhat of a prolific breeder, has been run over and killed at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Reopens Areas Closed Since 2008

A section of Crater Rim Drive in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park that was closed in 2008 for safety reasons has reopened to the public--but only for foot traffic. The route provides an easy walk that offers excellent views of some of the park's key features.

New Interpretive Hikes Enhance Your Visit To Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Two hiking programs being offered this summer at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park will introduce you to a captivating landscape, biodiversity and history of the park's southernmost section. s

Iconic Hotel At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Back On Track

A new concessionaire has been found to run the Volcano House lodge at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Rare Venus Transit Offers a Second Solar Spectacular for Park Sky Watchers in 2012

An upcoming solar eclipse may attract more attention, but some parks are also planning for visitors who would like to observe an even more unusual celestial event. The Venus Transit on June 5 will be a literal "last chance in your lifetime" occurrence.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park More Dangerous Than It Might Appear To the Unprepared

Despite the relaxed tropical connotations "Hawaii" might conjure, those who head to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park without preparing adequately for the trip could run into problems.

If You're In Hawaii, Check Out Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's Program On Volcanic Air Pollution

If you're lucky enough to be in Hawaii next week, swing by Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on Tuesday to learn about "natural" air pollution, the volcanic gases and other volcanic air pollution spewed from Kīlauea.