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The latest news from around the National Park System.
"UEA," the annual teacher professional day in Utah hosted by the Utah Education Association, is coming this weekend, and officials at at least two of the state's national parks are warning visitors to expect heavy crowds for the weekend.
Earthquake Discussions, Traditional Weaving, And Hula Performances Help Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Celebrate Its Centennial
An eclectic mix of activities -- from discussions of earthquakes and hula demonstrations to weaving skills and park history -- will be open to the public at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park during the month of November.
Since Cape Cod National Seashore was established in 1961, a great deal of change has taken place, impacting the seashore at social, economic, and ecological levels. On Tuesday and in the weeks to come a historian will discuss these changes to spur a community conversation.
You can help celebrate the 46th birthday of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and attend the lakeshore's final star party of the year at the same time.
A Day Not Subtracted, a documentary filmed at the watch on Schoolhouse Peak in Redwood National Park, won a National Student Production Award earlier this month from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Two trails in Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be closed most weekdays through November 17 while crews resurface and improve safety along the paths.
On Saturday, October 22, Ozark National Scenic Riverways will host an instructional gigging workshop at Round Spring in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
Avid mushroom hunters will tell you that fire is essential for finding morels. These fungi, distinguishable for their dark, honeycomblike caps, pop out of the ground by the bushel in spring after a large wildfire.
Nearly 3,000 illegal marijuana plants were eradicated from Sequoia National Park last month. Law enforcement officers discovered a cultivation site in the Yucca Creek drainage west, which is in a designated wilderness area of Sequoia National Park, west of Generals Highway.
Nearly four decades before the settlement of Jamestown, Englishman Francis Drake navigated the Pacific Coast of California. In his attempt to return to England, he careened his ship and established a temporary encampment while repairs to the ship were made. The designation of the Drakes Bay Historic and Archeological District at Point Reyes National Seashore recognizes the historic and archeological evidence identifying Drakes Bay as the most likely site of Francis Drake’s California Landing in 1579, signifying one of the earliest instances of European contact and interaction with the native peoples on the west coast, the Coast Miwok Indians.
A stormy forecast for the rest of the week has Olympic National Park staff in Washington state shutting down some roads and campgrounds as a precaution, while visitors to Mount Rainier National Park were warned to expect blizzard conditions and heavy snows. With a series of powerful storms forecast to begin later today, Olympic officials warned that high winds and very heavy rain were anticipated, raising the risk of falling trees and limbs, flooding and road damage.
Entrance and camping fees in Death Valley National Park will increase this coming Saturday, October 15. These visitor fees are used to fund services and maintenance that directly benefit park visitors. Most park fees have been unchanged since January 2006.
Grand Teton National Park and National Parks Conservation Association are hosting an evening presentation, "Climate Change Impacts in Grand Teton National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Area" on Wednesday, October 19 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson.
A study that identifies places and events associated with the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified Americans has been released by the Interior Department and the National Park Service.
The Going-to-the-Sun-Road in Glacier National Park is closed for the season from Avalanche on the west side to the Jackson Glacier overlook on the east side. A severe winter snowstorm followed by temperatures below freezing created unsafe traveling conditions along the alpine section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, park officials said Wednesday.
Whether kite surfing is an appropriate form of recreation at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts is a topic the park staff wants to discuss with the public.
Plans to build an oil refinery, with supporting infrastructure that would include 1,000 residential units and a commercial development, just three miles from the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park are moving forward, with the company filing its application for a permit to start construction on the proposed Davis Refinery.
Don't let a little bad weather keep you from getting wonderful images of a national park. With the right gear and mindset, you can capture great shots in the rain and fog and notice aspects of a scene you might have otherwise neglected if the sun was shining. Photographer Rebecca Latson managed to do just that during her recent visit to Mount Rainier National Park.
A blue-green algae at two lakes in Voyageurs National Park has prompted officials to warn visitors that these blooms can be harmful to humans and animals.