With firefighters gaining the upper hand on a wildfire in Glacier National Park, investigators were looking into the possibility that the fire was caused by backcountry travelers.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Predicting the behavior of glaciers is tricky business, but with a recent record for glacier lake outburst floods affecting Bear Glacier Lagoon in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, park officials are urging visitors to be cautious when exploring this area in the coming weeks.
A split appellate court has upheld the National Park Service's immunity in a case from Olympic National Park where a hiker was fatally gored by an aggressive mountain goat, though the dissenting judge thought the Park Service had been negligent in not killing the "a horned animal bigger than an NFL lineman" before the goring and so was not immune.olyn-9th_circuit_ruling_in_goring_case.pdf
A great before-breakfast or pre-sundown hike at Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim is the short walk to Bright Angel Point.
For many, a trip to one of the scenic, landscape national parks includes pristine landscapes, clear vistas, and fresh air. Unfortunately, we don't always get to enjoy those aspects, as a new report on air quality from the National Parks Conservation Association points out.
National Park Service Releases Draft MOU With Energy Department For Manhattan Project National Historical Park
A draft agreement between the National Park Service and U.S. Department of Energy over operations for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park gives the Park Service responsibility for managing the park's units, while the DOE will be responsible for ensuring the public's safety as well as protecting national security.
A recent survey here at National Parks Traveler asked how far travelers ventured from the parking lots at national parks. I had some trouble answering that, given that I believe too many people are bound to their vehicles, while on the other hand I tend to hang out in parking lots.
Driving a dogsled across a snowy landscape looks beautiful and relaxing, but it takes a lot of skill. If you have those skills, you might want to apply for the commercial "Dog Sled Freighting Services" business at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Bird watching gets people outside and enriches their lives as they see birds doing what they do. This book, by Dominic Couzens has written, what he calls, "A celebration of bird behaviour around the world."
Firefighters continue to make progress on the Reynolds Creek Fire at Glacier National Park. A cold front Monday brought higher humidity to the park, but erratic winds could be troublesome, according to the weather report. Thirty percent of the 3,237-acre was said to be contained Monday morning.
With the National Park Service's centennial 13 months off, the ranks of rangers patroling the parks and providing interpretive programs are on the decline, according to Park Service numbers provided to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
An Environmental Assessment for flood mitigation work on the Herman Leirer Road (formerly known as the Exit Glacier Road) at Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska is now available for public review and comment. The comment period closes August 17.
Crater Road (Rt. 378) and Haleakalā National Park's summit road will close temporarily to visitor traffic while a slow moving convoy transports extremely wide loads to the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope near the volcano's summit.
Shenandoah National Park staff have confirmed additional infestations of emerald ash borers in the park. Adult EAB beetles were caught in surveillance traps near Mathews Arm Campground, Gravel Springs Hut, Pinnacles Picnic Area, Big Meadows Picnic Area, and South River Picnic Area.
Nearly 600 firefighters were battling the Reynolds Creek Fire in Glacier National Park on Sunday, with some progress being made. However, the Going-to-the-Sun Road on the eastern side of the park remained closed, as did some visitor facilities.
If you were given 500,000 acres from which to design a national park, how would you do it, where would you start? Would you see your role as protector of this unique ecosystem, or developer?
Making fall plans to visit Olympic National Park in Washington state? Be forewarned that the Elwha Valley’s Olympic Hot Springs Road will close at the park's boundary for about one month beginning September 8.
A search continued Saturday along the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park for a 21-year-old concession worker who was washed downstream while swimming with friends near the river's confluence with Hellroaring Creek.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park has granted a 10-year contract to National and State Park Concessions Riding Stables, Inc. to operate the horse riding stables in Cades Cove. The current contract for these services is already held by NSPC, but is set to expire at year's end.
Gusting winds are challenging more than 300 firefighters as they try to get a hand on a wildfire in Glacier National Park that has closed roughly half of the Going-to-the-Sun Road and forced evacuations of a lodge and campground on the eastern side of the park.