Early next month Yellowstone National Park trail crews will begin constructing an official trail and overlook to replace the many existing social trails on the hills south of Grand Prismatic Spring.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Rep. Rob Bishop, chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, has agreed to hold a field hearing in Maine to hear residents' opinions on whether a national monument should be designated on privately owned land abutting Baxter State Park.
It was mere happenstance, two events more than 2,000 miles apart, but the irony was inescapable: At a time when the Western United States is losing a "football field worth of natural area" to development every 2.5 minutes, an opportunity to set aside nearly 100,000 acres in the Northeast as part of the National Park System was deemed within reach.
Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks opening June 9 at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum in Washingont, D.C., celebrates the centennial of America's national parks. The exhibition, open through March 25, 2018, chronicles the intersections between the mail and the parks.
A Canadian man cited by Yellowstone National Park rangers for transporting a bison calf to the Buffalo Ranch in the park was worried it would end up as "road kill" if he did nothing, according to the investigating ranger. In the end the calf wound up dead just the same, as its mother abandoned it and it "was continually approaching visitors and vehicles" and so rangers put it down.
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga, who has shouldered responsibility for not acting more aggressively in response to long-running allegations of sexual harassment in the park, has announced his retirement rather than accept a move to the National Park Service's Washington headquarters.
Proposed changes to the rules that govern fund-raising for the National Park Service have left the Coalition to Protect America's Parks wondering what exactly the Park Service is trying to accomplish with the changes and fears they will only lead to more commercialization within the park system.
A year after traffic trying to enter Arches National Park in Utah backed up onto a U.S. highway and caused police to temporarily close the entrance, park officials are urging visitors planning to visit during the Memorial Day weekend to show up early.
How would you improve the visitor experience at Zion National Park in Utah? More rangers? Fewer visitors? With visitation to the park on an upward swing in recent years, park staff wants to know how best to welcome visitors while not trampling park resources and the park experience.
Getting too close to full-grown bison and trying to "save" newborn bison calves from the cold are some of the illegal and downright dangerous and inappropriate behaviors visitors to Yellowstone National Park have taken in recent weeks, prompting park officials to warn all visitors to behave appropriately in the park.
From northern leopard frogs to eastern red bats, America’s national parks are home to incredible biodiversity. On May 20 and 21, the National Park Service and the National Geographic Society will team up for a nationwide National Parks BioBlitz, a fast-paced expedition to discover and document the species that thrive in national parks.
The National Park Service is partnering with the University of Alaska Fairbanks to offer field courses in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve this summer.
National Park Service officials are willing to support the removal of grizzly bears from Endangered Species list protections, but with a number of caveats. Among them are requests that the delisting plan both limits the chance that wounded bears venture back into parks and reduces the likelihood that "well-known or transboundary bears" are killed by hunters.memo_nps_review_of_gye_gb_cs_and_pr051016_1_1.pdf
As the National Park Service faces calls for increased diversity and more connectivity amid record visitation, a survey of campers shows that parks are a prime destination in 2016 and an increasingly popular draw for minorities, particularly if the campground includes free Wi-Fi.
Another park and a new vendor are selling entrance passes online as the National Park Service tests a variety of electronic services as part of a pilot program. Annual and seven-day passes to Everglades National Park are being sold in advance at Smart Destinations at no additional cost.
A backcountry hiker in Sequoia National Park in California, apparently trying to fill his water bottles, died when he fell from the top of a roughly 300-foot-tall waterfall along the Middle Fork Trail.
Three men videotaped trespassing at the Devils Hole unit of Death Valley National Park face a range of felony charges, from killing an endangered species and destruction of property to being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
Repairs to retaining walls will necessitate that the Hidden Canyon Trail in Zion National Park in Utah be closed this summer.
With white-tailed deer changing the natural ecosystem at Fire Island National Seashore, the National Park Service approved a White-tailed Deer Management Plan last month that includes direct population reduction as well as the construction of fences to preserve critical areas of the Seashore.
The National Park Service, which has enabled millions to discover America’s natural treasures, will commemorate 100 years of stewardship in 2016. The National Park Service's Centennial goal is to connect and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates. Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park, and its partner Voyageurs National Park Association, will celebrate the Centennial locally with a range of special events, programs, and initiatives throughout the year.