A nearly year-long review by the U.S. Government Accountability Office determined that while environmental regulations at times slowed Border Patrol operations in the Southwest, a strong majority of agents-in-charge "reported that the overall security status of their jurisdiction is not affected by land management laws."
Some stories, whether focused on travel or a specific issue, deserve a longer treatment.
Oprah Winfrey took her star power camping in Yosemite National Park at the invitation of Ranger Shelton Johnson. While one of her goals was to encourage more “people of color” to enjoy our national parks, it remains to be seen whether she can now shoulder the mantle of national parks ambassador.
Counting sea turtles is no easy task when you're scanning the ocean looking for them, but that's just what the National Ocean Service's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the National Marine Fisheries Service did earlier this fall.
There is in a secluded setting behind historic Ellwood Manor at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park a low stone monument that marks the spot where Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's amputated left arm is supposedly buried. But is it really there?
For months Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee have claimed that environmental regulations are hampering border control in the Southwest. But a new study notes that "there are numerous examples" of how various federal agencies are working together on border control.Interagency_Border_Cooperation.pdf
Just in time for Halloween -- a new bug to give you the creeps. This newly found arachnid apparently has been living in caves created by rock falls in Yosemite National Park for some time.
Due to possible copyright issues, we've taken down the photo of the bison being chased by a grizzly in Yellowstone National Park.
The Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway was featured on the History Channel’s Modern Marvels series, for heaven’s sake. Nevertheless, it’s not widely understood why or how it’s noteworthy. The High Country landmark might be nothing less than the combined genius of the 20th century’s two top bridge designers.
During his nearly quarter-century as superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Gary Everhardt developed partnerships to both protect and better the Parkway.
Nations everywhere name buildings to honor pivotal figures, the people whose contributions form the foundation on which the future stands. We all see such structures, but it’s rare to wander the halls of one with the person whose name is chiseled on the plaque and attached to the boulder out front -- especially when it’s the headquarters of the most visited unit of the National Park system.
Proposal For State-Federal Collaboration on Combating White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Out for Public Review
While state and federal authorities are developing a plan of attack for dealing with white-nose syndrome in bat populations, a non-profit organization is criticizing the federal government for moving too slowly on this growing problem.
Looking for a few good ghosts in the national parks this Halloween? Consider Petrified Forest National Park with its Case of the Cigarette Smoking Woman.
Reader Participation Day: Which Works Harder for National Parks, A Republican or Democratic Congress?
With the general election less than a week off, the Traveler is venturing into perilous territory by delving into politics. Still, the question begs asking: Do you believe national parks are better off with a Republican-controlled Congress, or one with a Democratic majority?
Oprah Winfrey airs a two part program on visiting Yosemite National Park and questions why more African Americans don't visit National Parks.
Fall is a spectacular season to hike in Shenandoah National Park. Reds, golds, greens and browns are dappling the hillsides, deer are on the move, and, if your timing is excellent, bears are falling from the trees and Mennonite women are backpacking along the Appalachian Trail.
“The snow tips the balance,” remarked Doug Smith, senior wildlife biologist and leader of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, about his research findings on winter wolf predation in Yellowstone National Park.
Curious about how to go about finding a job in a national park, one for either just a season or for a possible career? The following video explains the routes you can explore to find that job.
Mountain goats have been described as "supreme mountaineers," can appear somewhat professorial in appearance with their goatees, and have uncanny agility. Now, in the tragic wake of a hiker being fatally gored in the Olympic National Park backcountry, some might also describe them as killers.
Most people would jump at the chance to quadruple their money on an investment. Well, an economic analysis predicts that that's the minimum return that can be expected if the restoration of the Everglades ecosystem is completed.
Visitors to historic buildings have said many times, "If only these walls could talk…." Perhaps that was the case for employees at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, Alaska, when an intriguing discovery was made during restoration of an old building.