General Management Plan For Ozark National Scenic Riverways Approved By National Park Service

A plan to manage the Ozark National Scenic Riverways for the next two decades has been approved by the National Park Service, though some elements might not immediately be implemented.

How Bears Can Help Change Vegetative Landscapes In National Parks

Whether you believe wolves can have an impact on the course of rivers in Yellowstone National Park or not, there is evidence that bears can impact the vegetation of a landscape, simply by eating.

Blizzard Of '15 Takes Out Nauset Light Beach Staircase At Cape Cod National Seashore

Well, time again to order a new set of beach access stairs for Nauset Light Beach at Cape Cod National Seashore. The staircase, which was replaced in 2013 after a winter storm, was taken out by the "Blizzard of '15," according to Seashore Superintendent George Price.

UPDATE: New Yorker Who Thought He Could Hike Across Trail Ridge Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Missing

A New York man who thought he could hike across Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park in the middle of winter was found Thursday and airlifted to a hospital.

Tennessee Group Moves To Conserve More Than 100 Acres Within Obed Wild And Scenic River

A non-profit group in Tennessee has acquired more than 100 acres within the border of Obed Wild and Scenic River with the intent to preserve them from development.

Rare Fox Spotted In Yosemite National Park

In a stroke of luck, a remote, motion-triggered camera in Yosemite National Park has captured a Sierra Nevada red fox out for a winter's day stroll in what is believed to be the first sighting of the rare carnivore in nearly a century.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Moves To Implement Higher Entrance, Campground Fees

It's going to cost a bit more to get into Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, and camping fees are going up as well.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area Seeking "Memories" For Exhibits On St. Thomas Townsite

In 1856 Mormon settlers established the small town of St. Thomas, Nevada, at the confluence of the Muddy and Virgin Rivers. After the construction of Hoover Dam, the town was inundated by the rising waters of Lake Mead in 1938. Now a prolonged drought and lower lake levels have once again revealed the site of St. Thomas, and the staff at Lake Mead National Recreation Area is looking for help developing interpretive information about the former town.

Grand Teton National Park Crews Clean Up Spray-Paint Vandalism In Homestead Cabin

An historic homesteader's cabin at Grand Teton National Park that had been vandalized by someone armed with cans of spray paint has had the image removed, though more work needs to be done to restore the weathered patina nearly 100 years of exposure had created.

Time To Join Grand Teton National Park Rangers For A Snowshoe Stroll

Cross your fingers for clear skies over Grand Teton National Park this coming Saturday, for park rangers are planning to lead a moonlight stroll. Along with Saturday's planned outing, a Taggart Lake snowshoe walk is scheduled during the day on Saturday, February 7, as a part of Jackson Hole Winter Trails Day celebrations.

U.S. Code Might Allow National Park Service To Ignore Trademarks Of Lodge Names

Efforts by concessionaires to capitalize on the names of such iconic lodges as The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park and the El Tovar Hotel in Grand Canyon National Park might prove to be pointless under a section of the U.S. Code.

Shenandoah National Park Officials Tweak Proposal For Higher Entrance Fees

Are current entrance fees at Shenandoah National Park reasonable? Not if Shenandoah is to continue as a "world-class park," according to Superintendent Jim Northrup.

Montana Man Found Dead On Yellowstone National Park Ski Trail

A Montana man out for a cross-country ski in Yellowstone National Park apparently died of hypothermia, park officials said Monday.

Body Of Hiker Missing In Olympic National Park Found

The body of a Washington man who went missing in Olympic National Park just before Christmas has been found and recovered.

Part Of Inner Gorge Of Grand Canyon National Park To Become "Construction Zone" For Several Months

Hikers, and even river runners, could run into a construction zone on the floor of Grand Canyon National Park during the coming months as work is performed to replace a section of the Trans-Canyon Pipeline that brings water to the park.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways GMP Raises Questions Of Political Pressures

A much-awaited General Management Plan for Ozark National Scenic Riverways, one that in its draft stages drew calls for the park to be given to the state of Missouri, reflects political pressures, not the best environmental protections for the Riverways, according to one observer.

Assateague Island National Seashore Turning 50 This Year

Add Assateague Island National Seashore to your list of birthday cards to send out. The seashore, which sprawls across parts of Maryland and Virginia, turns 50 in September.

President Obama Proposing Wilderness, Wild And Scenic River Designations For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

President Obama, in a move certain to generate controversy, is pushing for the country's largest wilderness designation to be bestowed on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Additionally, the Democrat wants four rivers -- the Atigun, Hulahula, Kongakut, and Marsh Fork Canning -- to be added to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Multiple Wildfires Plus Rescue Test The Staff And Cooperators At Buffalo National River

The past week was an especially busy one for park staff and cooperating agencies at Buffalo National River. Dry winter weather set the stage for four responses to wildfires, including multiple fires on the same day, and just to keep life interesting, those incidents overlapped with a call for help when a rider was injured after a fall from a mule on a backcountry trail.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Mapping Streams

Did you know, or have any idea, that Great Smoky Mountains National Park, that rumpled stretch of Appalachia, contains nearly 3,000 miles of streams?

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Featuring Stories Of The Elders

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Oklahoma will be featuring programs tied to Stories of the Elders during the month of February.

No Bones, Bullets, Or Bodies Connected With 132-Year-Old Winchester Found At Great Basin National Park

No bones, bullets, or bodies have been connected with that century-old Winchester rifle found propped against a gnarled juniper in the backcountry of Great Basin National Park, but park staff are not finished with investigating the circumstances around how the rifle got there.

Peregrine Falcon Closures Coming To Big Bend National Park

Some portions of Big Bend National Park in Texas will be closed in the coming months to give peregrine falcons a little solutide during their nesting season.

20 Years On, Yellowstone National Park's Experiment With Wolves Continues To Evolve

“…A country without wolves isn’t really good country, it's incomplete - it doesn’t have its full spirit,” said Yellowstone National Park biologist Doug Smith during an interview last year with NPR’s Snap Judgement, about wolves, specifically about the life and death of a famous Yellowstone wolf, 832F, or 06.

National Park Service Starting Process To Establish Valles Caldera National Preserve

It won't happen overnight, but the National Park Service is starting the process to integrate Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico into the National Park System.

Do Coastal Brown Bears At Katmai National Park Have A Taste For Clams?

Coastal brown bears can get to be huge animals. With their hankering for salmon, they certainly get a lot of protein to help bulk up. But what about shellfish? Do the bears of Katmai National Park in Alaska relish clams, whether on the half shell or not?

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Looking For Seasonal Employee Housing

Spending the summer months as a seasonal ranger at a national park can be a great experience. Finding housing, well, that's not always so great.

Smoke From Fire Impacts Major Art Collection At Independence National Historical Park

Anyone who has worked in an emergency response job knows that false alarms from fire and security systems are a fact of life, but on Tuesday morning last week, a smoke alarm from a building at Independence National Historical Park proved to be the real deal. Prompt response by firefighters prevented major damage to the historic Second Bank building, but an important collection of artwork received serious smoke impacts.

Comment Period Open For Coral Bay Development Near Virgin Islands National Park

Public comment is being taken by the Army Corps of Engineers on a proposed marina on Coral Bay in the Virgin Islands that could impact Virgin Islands National Park. If the marina is built, according to opponents, it would become one of the largest in the Caribbean and located in "one of the most environmentally sensitive areas of St John."

Can Wolves Alter Rivers In Yellowstone National Park?

While it's certain that wolves are impacting other wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, are the predators also impacting rivers in the park? The folks at Sustainable Man think so, and created the following video to explain their thinking.