The mood was celebratory when members of the Acadia Centennial Task Force, Acadia National Park officials, staff and board members of Friends of Acadia, and staff of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust gathered to dedicate a time capsule intended to be opened in conjunction with Acadia’s bicentennial year in 2116.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
While the National Park Service has received guidance on hiring seasonal workers for the coming year, the continued hold on permanent hiring is leaving some parks without key positions.
Thoughts about landing a job with the National Park Service might often revolve around being an interpretive ranger or law-enforcement ranger, but there are a lot more careers to be had with the agency.
While lawmakers in Utah were hoping the Trump administration would overturn the designation of Bears Ears National Monument in their state, no such move is expected against Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine, according to Lucas St. Clair.
The spectacular lava “firehose” that formed after a lava delta crashed into the ocean at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on New Year’s Eve disappeared on Thursday when another chunk of newly created land broke off into the sea.
Much of the new material for this month is focused on natural resources management and climate change. There are special sections for Wilderness Management White Papers, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, and North Cascades National Park Complex. Overall, there are about 100 new documents posted this month.
A team of fire experts is assembling at Great Smoky Mountains National Park to conduct a review of the deadly Chimney Tops 2 fire that started in the park the day before Thanksgiving and blew up the following Monday to engulf Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
For the first time in three years, Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery will release 1,000 rainbow trout into the Colorado River near Willow Beach Marina at Lake Mead National Recreation Area every Friday, starting Feb. 3.
Surfcasters have an easier way to reach Cape Point at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
A grant of nearly $100,000 given to the Sequoia Parks Conservancy will enable the organization to fund three research and restoration projects in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.
Nearly 8,500 pounds of venison have been donated to central Pennsylvania food banks as the result of a deer culling program at Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site.
Ok, the holidays are over, the new year is a month old, and you're starting to think about which national park to visit this year. One tool that you can turn to to help reach a decision is the 2nd edition of Your Guide to the National Parks.
Exemptions to President Trump's hiring freeze for federal employees will allow the National Park Service to address seasonal and short-term positions, but uncertainty remains over the size of the agency's permanent workforce and whether it will be sufficient to manage the more than 400 units of the National Park System, a National Parks Conservation Association official said Wednesday.
There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming/Montana/Idaho.
Polling in seven Western states shows a strong majority of voters value clean air and water and outdoor recreation above energy development on public lands. And while the results showed eight in 10 voters want to retain, not decommission, national monuments, Utah officials were working to ask the Trump administration to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument designation and shrink the size of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
A congressman from Arizona is pushing legislation that would reduce National Park Service oversight of oil and gas drilling in units of the National Park System where it is allowed, according to a parks advocacy group.
The National Park Service on Tuesday received approval to hire seasonal workers for the coming year, though the status of term positions remained up in the air.
On Wednesday, February 1, the National Park Service will begin accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. The permits are for specific launch dates within calendar year 2018. A total of 463 permits will be available for 12- to 25-day river trips.
Crater Lake National Park would establish more than a dozen new hiking trails and examine building a trail around the Oregon park’s namesake lake under a Trail Management Plan that will serve as a blueprint for the next 25 years.
Two public meetings have been scheduled to discuss National Park Service options for dealing with the possibility that wolves at Isle Royale National Park will vanish without human intervention.