Did you ever wonder what animals and birds lurk about after dark, or when you’re not looking? The National Park Service has been working with the Smithsonian Institution to gain some insights to wildlife movements by using more than 30 remote cameras provided by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation to capture animals on the move.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
The scenic Red Rock Parkway in Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park has been closed for construction off and on this year, and cars will have to stay off the road one more day for the benefit of cyclists.
A limestone arch that forms a natural bridge 215 feet above Cedar Creek in Virginia’s Rockbridge County will be recognized as an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service.
The nearly two dozen fires that were spotted in Yellowstone National Park this year burned more than 62,000 acres, a total not seen in one year since the historic fires of 1988 swept the park.
When crews built a trail at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, vegetation was disturbed on either side of the trail during construction. In this video, vegetation crew lead Lucy Ellis discusses replanting native plants in the work zone with the help of volunteers.
Friends of Acadia, the 1932 Criterion Theatre, and Somes Pond Center invite the public for an evening with award-winning writer, producer, and historian Dayton Duncan on Monday, September 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event is part of the Acadia National Park Centennial celebration.
The National Park Service and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., have signed an agreement to work together to protect, preserve, and promote the NPS sites dedicated to the legacy of important African-American figures in U.S. history. OPPF is the first predominantly African-American fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black university. The agreement is the first of its kind between the NPS and a national African American organization.
On Sunday you're invited to celebrate the spectacle of raptor (bird of prey) migration in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley with Yellowstone Raptor Initiative volunteer Katy Duffy. The Hayden Valley Hawk Watch is a spectacular opportunity to observe and learn about raptors, their ecology, and their migration strategies.
The National Park Service's sordid underbelly of harassment was dissected for more than two hours Thursday by members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which heard stories of perpetrators being promoted and no one being fired for sexual harassment in the agency.
Winds, waves, and earthquakes all contribute to a "humming" sound that occasionally eminates from Rainbow Bridge in southern Utah, according to University of Utah researchers.
The Forest History Society is conducting a photographic survey of past and present forest conditions to build a database of images from across the country that can be a helpful resource to understand land-use planning and human impacts on the landscape.
For leaf peepers and train lovers near Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown National Historic Site will host 10 train excursions, all powered by historic diesel locomotives, through the countryside of the nearby Pocono Mountains in October.
A body recovered from the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park this week is believed to be that of a river guide who went missing earlier this month.
A move Superintendent Kate Cannon believes will lead to better management of visitation to the Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park has drawn the ire of guiding businesses and a member of Congress, who see the changes as unnecessary and economically crippling to the guides and damaging to the unique geologic niche of the park.
American chestnut saplings reaching for the sun, mountain laurel sprouts climbing out of the soil, and sassafras. Those are just some of the signs that more than 10,000 acres of Shenandoah National Park that burned back in the spring are coming back to life.
Canaveral National Seashore Superintendent Myrna Palfrey, whose administration has been investigated three times by the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General, is being reassigned on a temporary basis to the National Park Service's Southeast Regional Office to serve as a special assistant involved with Partnership Programs and Strategic Planning.
Shenandoah National Park, along with the Barlow family of Stanley, Virginia, will co-host the 83th Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni Reunion this coming Saturday. The public is invited to meet with families and alumni and hear first-hand about their experiences. Alumni reunion events will take place at the Big Meadows Lodge Massanutten Room (mile 51 Skyline Drive) beginning at 10 a.m. with remarks from park leadership.
One reviewer described this book, as, “…why and how we have sanctified these high-altitude mountains.” However O. Alan Weltzien’s fine effort also casts some wonderful light on aspects of the national parks and National Park Service that are very pertinent to this, the Park Service’s centennial year.
Find yourself in western North Dakota this coming weekend and you can marvel at the skies overhead during the Fourth Annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Maija Katak Lukin, Maniilaq Association Tribal Environmental Manager and former mayor of Kotzebue, has been selected as the superintendent for the Western Arctic Parklands.