A weekend of science in the park will be offered at Olympic National Park in Washington state later this month, with activities ranging from counting moths at night to exploring the diversity of mosses in the park.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
While more than 100 national park sites will host a BioBlitz this year, Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site is adopting the concept to conduct an ArcheoBlitz this week with the help of local middle-schoolers.
On May 14, volunteers will celebrate their heritage in a first-of-its kind event for Los Angeles’ Griffith Park — Anza Rides Again, a colorful re-enactment of the 1775-76 Anza Expedition. A volunteer team of equestrians will portray Spanish soldiers and their wives, depicting the arrival of settler families to Alta California.
In a bid to see lodging facilities established at Flamingo in Everglades National Park by September 2018, the National Park Service is offering a $5 million enticement to the concessionaire that wins the contract. The money would be used to pay for construction of lodging and visitor facilities at Flamingo.
A visit to Balcony House at Mesa Verde National Park is fun any time of day, but this weekend the park is offering a special sunrise tour of the cliff dwelling.
A group seeking to increase diversity of visitors in national parks is suggesting, among other things, that the National Park Service change the look of its uniforms and vehicles because they project a law enforcement image, "which presents a significant impediment to engaging all Americans."
I usually quit dreaming of tropical birding trips once May arrives. The onslaught of warblers, tanagers, and flycatchers makes my regular haunts on the Great Lakes the envy of the birders who actually are in the tropics. Still, when I hear the words Hawai’i, birds, and festival in one sentence, I stop to listen.
Both surface and groundwater at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota were probably polluted with a chemical common to rocket fuels and explosives by past fireworks displays, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report.
Meridian Energy Group, Inc., hopes to take a step closer Tuesday to building an oil refinery just three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota when Billings County officials consider the company's application to build on land currently zoned for agriculture, not industry.
An open letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to bring an end to helicopter overflights at Glacier National Park.
After the removal of hazardous, non-native eucalyptus trees, the Nāmakanipaio Campground in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened with fresh views of Mauna Loa.
A hiker reported missing in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska was found dead Sunday, killed in an apparent fall, park officials said.
They are a sweeping, majestic, gorgeous collection of images that skims the surface of the diversity of the National Park System. And they practically implore the U.S. Postal Service to continue promoting the parks long after the National Park Service Centennial passes.
Years of monitoring wolves in Denali and Yellowstone national parks has led researchers to conclude that hunting the predators just beyond the parks' borders seems to directly impact park visitors' odds of seeing a wolf.
If you plan to be in Glacier National Park in Montana next week, be careful where you go, as biologists will be monitoring grizzly bears in the park and that requires some bear trapping.
The entire 105 miles of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park was to reopen Friday evening as rains have knocked down the Rocky MTN Fire, officials said. However, a short stretch of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail remained closed.
A Georgia man hiking with friends slipped and fell into Abrams Creek and drowned at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in western South Dakota will reopen its visitor center Saturday after being closed during the month of April. The visitor center initially opened in November 2014, but with temporary exhibits.
An educational program providing California students an overnight stay aboard the Spirit of Dana Point, a plan to rehabilitate four offshore lighthouses in Michigan, and refinishing of the steel superstructure of the ship John W. Brown in Maryland are among the 34 projects supported by this year’s Maritime Heritage Program grants.