A Florida man who ventured out into the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park for a day hike was killed in an apparent 200-foot fall from a cliff above Peacock Pool, park officials reported Friday evening.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Zion National Park's natural resources are being strained by development of inholdings and properties surrounding the park, its air quality is impaired by pollutants, and overcrowding is impacting the visitor experience, according to a "State of the Park" report issued this week.
Radio collars on wildlife can provide invaluable data to researchers pertaining to the animal's movements and, in some cases, response to climate change. So when a collar falls off, goes silent, or the animal dies, a lot of potential research is scuttled. That's the case in Los Angeles, where a female coyote that was being tracked by National Park Service researchers appears to have drowned.
Visiting a national park this year offers you the opportunity to get directly involved with the National Park Service Centennial. At Joshua Tree National Park in California you can do that by taking part in the Centennial Hiking Challenge.
A program organized around the businesses and companies that outfit and guide your national park adventures is working to get more fourth-grade students into the parks this year.
Legislation that addresses the use of 18 million acres of public lands in Utah contains "something for everyone to like, and something for everyone to hate," U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop said Wednesday while publicly releasing the 65-page measure he believes can gain congressional passage this year.
It's a good news, bad news story. The good news is that the National Park Service's revenues increased 15 percent between 2005 and 2014. The bad news is that the increase didn't keep up with inflation, and in the end total funding for the agency actually went down by 3 percent, according to an investigation by the General Accounting Office.
A petition drive launched soon after Yosemite National Park officials said they would change the names of historic lodges rather than entertain DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite Inc.'s request for $51 million in exchange for the trademarks and other intellectual property is gaining momentum.
For more than a little while U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, has been working with Utah counties and associated stakeholders on a plan for public lands: which might be open to energy development, which might be protected as jewels in the public lands kingdom. On Wednesday, the congressman is expected to reveal his plan in Salt Lake City at the Capitol.
Zion National Park, one of the most picturesque parks in the system, can appear overwhelming to someone with disabilities, but some of its most beautiful scenery is easily within reach.
A study should be wrapped up later this month into whether lands added to Congaree National Park since 2003 are eligible to be designated as official wilderness.
What sort of sounds do glaciers make, under water? Check out this video made at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska.
A number of National Park System units saw record visitation last year, and among them was Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, where more than 109,000 visitors went underground.
Lance Crosby, out for a morning hike on a forested mountainside above the Lake development in Yellowstone National Park, apparently had little time to react when a sow grizzly charged him last summer, according to an investigation into his fatal mauling.
Fatal Grizzly Mauling In Yellowstone National Park Highlights Need For Better Safety Practices By Hikers
Being attacked by a bear while hiking the backcountry of Yellowstone, Grand Teton, or Glacier national parks no doubt is near the top of concerns of most hikers, but not enough are taking adequate precautions when they venture into the bears' realm.
A survey of eagles at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada produced a count of 113 bald eagles, which was higher than last year's count but far from the 178 tallied five years ago.
While National Park Service regulations prohibit fully automatic weapons and "flash-bang" devices in the park system, a supervisory ranger at Mojave National Preserve in California purchased nine of the rifles and distributed them to law enforcement rangers at the preserve, according to an investigation.
At the height of the Cold War the nuclear missiles in South Dakota and five other states presented a paradox; while Soviet satellites had pinpointed their locations, American citizens were scarcely aware of the arsenal in their midst. Thirty years ago, concerned peace groups undertook the task of mapping the missile fields with the intention of sparking debate about the weapons stored there.