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.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glacier National Park is an amazing place to capture incredible photographs during spring, summer and autumn, but have you thought about traveling there in the winter? Sure, the temperatures can sink below freezing and there might be more than a little snow on the road, but the photographic rewards are well worth the effort. Rebecca Latson took a short, January trip to this national park and returned with helpful advice to encourage you to make your own sojourn out to this mountainous winter wonderland.
If the Trump administration moves ahead with plans to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, it would "completely ruin the experience" at Big Bend National Park in Texas, according to a former ranger.
More than 10 organizations have banded together to support the National Park Service in a legal battle over wildlife protections in national parks in Alaska.
Officials at North Cascades National Park in Washington state will begin testing a backcountry permit reservations program in mid-March for popular areas in the park. The pilot program, to start March 15, stems from an increase in backcountry travelers over the past several years that has made permits difficult to obtain in certain areas of the park.
A program at Southern Utah University just might be cultivating the next generation of national park advocates and stewards. Or those for the national forests or other public lands.
The $11.9 billion maintenance backlog cited by the National Park Service inflates the true cost of high-priority infrastructure needs and elevates the risk for privatization and corporate giveaways in America’s parks, according to a report by an independent, nonpartisan policy institute.