Despite increasing fire danger in the West, some visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park are turning a blind eye to the danger and lighting illegal campfires, according to park officials.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Before preparing a plan for managing the population of non-native mountain goats in Olympic National Park, wildlife biologists will conduct a population census in the park and adjacent areas of Olympic National Forest in Washington.
A lightning-caused wildlife has forced the closure of the Point Imperial Road on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The developed area of the North Rim, including Grand Canyon Lodge, remains open, the park said in a release.
Anyone who has heard Terry Tempest Williams speak or who has read her writing knows how personal her approach is to her subject, thus the “personal topography” of the subtitle of this book. Visits to 12 units of the National Park System, including seven national parks, two national monuments, a national military park, national seashore, and national recreation area, provide grist for her exploration of this topography and a sampling of different elements of the system.
Rangers at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon seized more than 234 pounds of illegally harvested morel mushrooms during the Fourth of July weekend, the park announced Monday.
Proper preparation often makes the difference between merely seeing some good birds and coming home with a trip list bursting at the seams and a few lifers to boot. It’s easy to enjoy a birding trip without studying your field guides and knowing your geography, but to many birders the prep is half the fun.
Students participating in the national fourth-grade “Every Kid in a Park” campaign are running out of summer days to use their vouchers for free admittance to national lands. To encourage fourth-graders to use their passes in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Estes Park Visitor Center is giving each fourth-grade student a free Estes Park backpack filled with goodies that can be used while visiting the area.
It is no secret to anyone that the demographics of the United States are changing. In order for the national parks to remain relevant they need to represent the history and culture of all Americans and they need to attract Americans of every cultural background.
Glacier National Park is seeing month after month of record visitation during this, the National Park Service's centennial year.
My son and I had a chance to try out this new cook kit from GSI Outdoors earlier this year as we headed to Capitol Reef National Park and Grand Staircase National Monument in southern Utah.
With summer visitation building in Olympic National Park in Washington, officials are reminding visitors to keep their distance from mountain goats in particular and wildlife in general.
The annual cleanup is coming to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but based on past years' findings it might better be described as a scavenger hunt.
Friends Of Acadia Launches $25 Million Campaign To Address Acadia National Park's "Most Urgent Challenges"
Recalling the conservation and philanthropy that launched Acadia National Park a century ago, Friends of Acadia has marked the park's 100th birthday with a campaign to raise $25 million to tackle the park's "most urgent challenges ... and ensure that Acadia will thrive for many years to come."
Sometimes, you find the best things where you may least expect them. In the middle of the Great Plains, amid the waving golden prairie grasses of the Nebraska Sandhills, winds the Niobrara National Scenic River. An oasis in a dry landscape, the sight of the river is a dramatic change.
A former superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument who admitted taking skeletal remains of Native Americans from the monument so they couldn't be repatriated with tribes must serve 10 weekends in jail and a year of home detention, pay a $3,000 fine, and make restitution in the amount of nearly $109,000.
Parking fees at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota will reduce slightly under a new concessions contract, and better yet the parking pass will be good for one year.
National Park Service researchers recently discovered two litters of mountain lion kittens in the eastern Santa Susana Mountains. A total of five kittens, three females and two males, were eartagged and returned to their respective dens earlier this month.
In celebration of the Centennial of the National Park Service, an art exhibition by southern Arizona students is on display at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library in downtown Tucson.
Increasingly brazen bears have prompted Shenandoah National Park officials to temporarily close some trails in the South District of the park.
We're just getting into the heart of summer, but already Death Valley National Park is setting records for heat.