A logjam in the hiring of seasonal workers for the National Park Service was breaking up Tuesday, as parks were told that the Office of Management and Budget had approved the agency's hiring plans.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Because it runs almost 2,500 miles across the United States, there's wisdom in traveling U.S. Route 66 in bites. Such a strategy not only makes it easier to fit into the typical one- or two-week vacation, but it allows you to take a slower pace to enjoy more of the landscape both directly alongside, and nearby, this iconic highway. If your focus is the Land of Enchantment, a good guide for such a trip is New Mexico Kicks On Route 66.
Every February, the community comes to Denali National Park and Preserve to celebrate all things winter at the aptly named Winterfest, but this year’s festivities will also serve as the 100th birthday party for the Alaska park on February 25 and 26.
The latest issue of Yellowstone Science focuses on the efforts to restore native fish to Yellowstone National Park waterways. The articles provide opportunities to anyone who wants to learn more about the critical role native fish play in this dynamic ecosystem.
With attendance at Banff National Park steadily increasing and an influx of visitors expected this year as part of the Canada 150 celebration, Parks Canada will expand shuttle services to help alleviate traffic around the town of Banff and Lake Louise.
More than a decade ago, National Park Service researchers collected coyote scat from 14 sites in and around the Conejo Valley in California. They wanted to understand the diet of local coyotes. Researchers are now going back to those same sites to repeat the study and see what has--or has not--changed.
For the fifth straight year, a winter storm has damaged the stairway that leads down to Nauset Light Beach at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts.
A contingent of nearly two dozen National Park Service rangers and U.S. Park Police officers heading to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota are going at the request of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
After hearing “more of the same” from Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, leaders in the outdoors and recreation industry decided Thursday to move their twice-yearly convention, Outdoor Retailer, out of Salt Lake City “as soon as possible,” severing a 20-year relationship that generates about $45 million annually to the metropolitan area.
National Park Service crews are going to be rehabilitating the pump houses at Indian Garden and the Black Bridge near Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon National Park. Completion of both projects is anticipated in mid-April. These projects may temporarily disrupt backcountry users.
A Wyoming man skiing the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park with friends died in a 1,400-foot fall down a couloir below the South Teton. Park officials said John "Jack" Fields, Jr., 26, of Jackson was killed around midday Wednesday and that his body was recovered about 6 p.m. that evening.
A rebuilding of the road through Arches National Park in Utah will require that it be closed nightly beginning in March and continuing through November.
In response to numerous complaints about public nudity and indecent behavior that has damaged natural resources, Gulf Islands National Seashore has suspended primitive camping at the Perdido Key Area in Florida while the park develops a plan to address these concerns.
Despite more than $100,000 in houseboat rental deposits for the coming summer, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area has decided to close the Kettle Falls Marina on April 30, when its contract with Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc. ends.
National Park Service law enforcement rangers are being called up to head to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, where protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline have been given until February 22 to leave the area.
Backpacking permits have been placed on hold in Arches National Park in Utah, where officials want to study whether the existing program is sufficiently protecting natural resources in the red-rock park.
There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Yosemite National Park in California.
Some are out, some are in. That's the current status of industry turnout for this summer's Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, where industry chiefs are debating how best to respond to Utah politicians who want the Trump administration to remove the national monument designation from the Bears Ears landscape in the state's southeastern corner.
Due to snow accumulations and above normal winter conditions, bison within Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming are moving to find food and recently have been using U.S. Highway 89 as their travel pathway.