A breakdown in the system, from the management team in place at Effigy Mounds National Monument to the National Park Service's Midwest Regional Office, led to a decade of mismanagement and desecration of Native American sites the monument was created to protect, stated a Park Service report analyzing the long-running incidents that was released Thursday.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Monsoonal rains have brought flooding to Zion National Park and sent dump-truck-size boulders down on the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, causing park officials to close a portion of the road between Canyon Junction and the East Entrance.
Work is underway in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to repair damage to trails that occurred in September 2013 when torrential rains swept the park.
Work is getting underway this week at Point Reyes National Seashore in California to remove an estimated 500 tons of debris from Drakes Estero, which is part of the Phillip Burton Wilderness in the park.
More than a century ago, a woman named Josie Bassett Morris found a spot along Cub Creek in eastern Utah and made it her home, living off the land and running a ranch with no electricity, plumbing, or neighbors for more than 50 years. Now, that land is in Dinosaur National Monument, and the park will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the pioneer’s historic homestead.
In the wake of a dog being killed by a sow black bear, Shenandoah National Park officials are temporarily closing a section of the park to dogs. The closure affects the greater Dickey Ridge area (Mile 4.6 Skyline Drive) to reduce the risk of negative dog/bear encounters.
During the past decade, Alaska Department of Fish and Game has sponsored a predator control program that has killed at least 90 wolves that had home ranges within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, according to a report that says the National Park Service was forced to end a more than 20-year research project on predator-prey relationships due to those losses.
An explosion from Kīlauea volcano’s summit Saturday evening flung chunks of molten and solid rock onto the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, turned night into day, and destroyed the power system for scientific equipment used to monitor the volcano.
After months of reconstruction, the highway leading over Jubilee Pass into Death Valley National Park is open to traffic. To celebrate, the National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration are hosting a ribbon cutting on Friday.
Levels of a pathogen than can destroy brain cells and lead to death have been found in thermal features in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, leading park officials to urge visitors to avoid Huckleberry Hot Springs, Polecat Springs, and Kelly Warm Spring.
In a collection of essays and poems, nearly three dozen writers have made a stirring argument for establishing a Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah.
Photographer Rebecca Latson discusses the advantages of cropping an original image as well as the differences and advantages of horizontal versus vertical photo layouts, using photos captured during her spring visit to Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada.
Leslie Reynolds, a 21-year National Park Service veteran and currently the chief ranger at Cape Cod National Seashore, will receive the most prestigious ranger award, the Harry Yount Award for Excellence in the Art of Rangering, at a ceremony today in Washington, D.C.
When Congress returns from its summer recess after Labor Day, it will have a narrow time frame to finish work before the November elections. With the clock ticking down, what are the odds that the body will pass the National Park Service Centennial Act?
Watching the full moon rise over the open ocean is something to see, and if you're going to be in North Carolina later this month, you can view the moon from the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
As the National Park Service works to determine how the Glen Canyon Dam along the Colorado River operates for the next 20 years, a new study commissioned by the Glen Canyon Institute says halting hydropower generation at the site would have little impact on the western power grid.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park joins hundreds of other locales as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. As a WRN Ambassador, the park facilitates the exchange of weather and water information with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Juneau.
The National Park Service is offering a unique opportunity to manage approximately 350 acres of leased property within the First State National Historical Park in Delaware through a Request For Proposals. The leased property includes 11 single-family homes, four horse farms, and approximately 240 acres of agricultural land.
A teenager who apparently ran away from a service detail on Thursday was found Saturday morning in Grand Teton National Park and taken to a Jackson, Wyoming, hospital for a welfare check before being handed over to the Teton County Sheriff's Department, park officials said.
A search was ongoing and expanding Friday for a 16-year-old girl who vanished from Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming while working on a service project.