How many know what "ham" radio is? This hobby built around amateur radio can send programs across town or across the country. And a group of Ham Radio Operators are working to promote national parks through their hobby.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
It can be difficult to absorb the immensity of the ancient trees in Redwood National and State Parks under any circumstance, but doing so from the seat of a car is near-impossible. Fortunately, the coastal California park will offer four opportunities, starting Saturday, for visitors to enjoy the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park without the noise of cars and trucks.
Spotting birds is easy. Knowing what type of bird you've spotted, well, that's something else. You can hone your bird identification skills on February 13 by joining in the Great Backyard Bird Count at Fort Larned National Historic Site in Kansas.
Three new masts, and one very old gold piece, have been installed on the C.A. Thayer, a schooner that calls San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park its home berth.
Wildfire In Big Bend National Park Covers Estimated 2,000 Acres, But Threats To Facilities Diminished
While a wildfire in Big Bend National Park has blackened an estimated 2,000 acres, the threat to facilities at Panther Junction has diminished and all roads in the park are open to the public.
Dreaming of visiting Dry Tortugas National Park off the Florida Keys is one thing, getting there is another. That's where the Yankee Freedom III comes in.
U.S. Senator Calls For "Comprehensive" Review Of Proposal To Conduct Seismic Testing In Big Cypress National Preserve
A Texas company's hopes to conduct seismic testing with "thumper trucks" in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida might have been dashed by a U.S. senator's request that the Interior Department conduct a "comprehensive" review of the proposal.
In honor of National African American History Month, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, and NPS Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell will host events at national parks across the country during February. As part the Every Kid in a Park initiative, the secretary, director and deputy director will invite local fourth graders to participate and learn about African Americans’ contributions to the nation’s history and culture.
Some 1,000 acres of Big Bend National Park were burned by a wildfire possibly sparked by a downed power line, and crews were working to see that the blaze didn't spread into the housing and administrative area at Panther Junction.
During a mid-January visit to Big Bend National Park in Texas, photographer Rebecca Latson tried out the photo app Instagram in addition to her usual arsenal of SLRs and lenses. Here's a quick rundown of her thoughts.
One of the first guides for visitors to Mammoth Cave, long before it was a national park, was Stephen Bishop. At the time he was introduced to guiding tours, he was just a teen-ager. He also was a slave.
As the snow continues to pile up in the Rockies, thoughts not surprisingly turn to warmer settings, and Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona is a great place to explore in early spring. Wildflowers are coming up, temperatures are warming, but not too hot or too cold, and crowds seemingly have gone elsewhere.
Though well-known for its colorful slabs of petrified wood, Petrified Forest National Park harbors much more in its badlands. A decade of work recently was followed with the announcement that the fossilized remains of a new species of Triassic reptile has been discovered in the park.
Just in time for winter and spring break, island boat tours to Boca Chita Key in Biscayne National Park are expanding thanks to a partnership between the City of Homestead, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, the National Parks Conservation Association, the Florida National Parks Association and the National Park Service.
The melodic howling of wolves in winter. A warbling Vireo. And, of course, Old Faithful geyser at full throttle, in stereo no less! These are some of the sounds of Yellowstone National Park that you can now access via your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
At Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, diminutive but outspoken pikas likely will endure what climate change brings to the park. At Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, however, they probably will not, according to a five-year study of the tiny rodent's Western populations.
You're counting down the days, double-checking your gear, your food drops, your mental fitness. Hiking the Appalachian National Scenic Trail end-to-end takes some planning and mental preparation, so don't overlook your feet.
A small group of congressmen is lobbying President Obama to put a little extra in his budget request for the National Park Service so more parks can be "wired" for cellphone and WiFi.congress-broadband_park_coverage.pdf
A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for February 5 to consider a request to halt bison culling operations at Yellowstone National Park unless the National Park Service agrees to let a journalist and a wildlife advocate watch those operations.
Consider it a birthday present to the National Park Service: $48 million to be doled out across the National Park System on projects ranging from improving trail systems and park facilities to bringing youth into the parks.