What would you think if your travels in Yellowstone National Park's backcountry were being watched by rangers via a remote webcam? It's not out of the realm of possibility under a Wireless Communications Services Plan that the park adopted last spring.YELL-Wireless_FONSI.pdf
The latest news from around the National Park System.
It might seem obvious to readers of the Traveler why someone would travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles to visit one of our country’s amazing national parks. The experience of getting lost in nature, seeing wildlife, and hiking trails recharges your system. You feel refreshed, happier, energized and less stressed. That's why it's important to get our kids outside.
A mid-winter's visit to Yellowstone National Park is a trip you're not likely to forget for the rest of your life. But how do you pull it off? Here's a primer on the logistics you'll need to tackle.
How many folks, if they had an extra million dollars, would offer it to a national park's friends group? At least one person is holding out that check to the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, which can claim the $1 million by matching it dollar-for-dollar by year's end.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta’s historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood attracts people from all over America and the world. Here are some things every visitor should know.
A tall stoic man stood at the back of his pack, consumed by his own thoughts. He had been listening to an instructor from the Yellowstone Association. For a couple of days, he squinted into roadside spotting scopes and absorbed eloquent discourses on natural history. He was there with family members who arrived to watch wolves together in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park.
With an eye on spurring folks to start thinking about national park vacations this coming summer, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" is returning to primetime TV, with the first part of the six-part documentary by Ken Burns airing on January 27 on PBS affiliates. Will it help all units of the National Park System, or just those with the "national park" appendage?
Just imagine if national parks had a marketing program like the one wielded by Disneyworld and other theme parks. Think of the possibilities!
For more than a century folks have talked about creating a national park around the unique geology and beautiful landscapes of the Valles Caldera area in New Mexico. Now the latest National Park Service study on that proposal reconfirms that the caldera's landscape is suitable for inclusion and says such an acquisition would be feasibly sound.Valles_Caldera-NPS_feasibility_study_2009.pdf
Work was scheduled to commence today on construction of the "missing link" along the Foothills Parkway in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Can you imagine the look on the face of Gateway National Recreation Area Water Safety Coordinator Carl Martinez when he realized the man standing before him to be tested for a lifeguard position was 65 years old?
Well-Deserved Retirement Arrives for William Crocket After 31 Years At Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
It's just not the same around the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. After 31 years of service, William Crockett no longer is patrolling the grounds there.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore could accurately be described as an "urban" park. Its location on Lake Michigan is rimmed by Indiana towns and cities such as Gary, Hammond, Portage, Valparasio, and Michigan City. And, understandably, the residents of those communities have a vested interest in the lakeshore's future. That's where the National Park and Conservation Association's "National Park, Regional Treasure" program comes into play.
In association with the national holiday celebration honoring civil rights martyr Martin Luther King, Jr., several commemorative events will be held at the national park in Atlanta that bears his name.
World War II history runs deep in the national parks of the Pacific. Much of that history is told at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, which includes Pearl Harbor. But you'll be able to learn more about the role that military bases in Hawaii played during the war by attending a special presentation later this month at Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, also found on the island of Hawaii.
North Carolina Wildlife Officials Thinking of Reclassifying Status of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Elk
Elk populations seem to be growing satisfactorily in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But does that mean North Carolina wildlife officials should remove the protective status that prevents elk from being hunted in the area?
Visitors to the eastern edge of Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim can't help but notice the Desert View Watchtower, a landmark in the area for over seventy-five years. If you visit the area this year, you'll see considerable work taking place on the historic structure. What's going on?
Twenty-one units of the National Park System, including five national seashores and four national lakeshores, have been nominated for status as "Marine Protected Areas."Marine_Protected_Areas_Notice.pdf
Help your kids gain an appreciation for the out-of-doors, and let them give Grand Teton National Park a helping hand, this summer by having them apply for the park's 2010 Youth Conservation Program.
In the spring of 1948, Pennsylvania native Earl Shaffer stumbled into Stecoah Gap on the Appalachian Trail, high above the Little Tennessee River in western North Carolina’s Graham County. “I must have been a pathetic figure,” he wrote later in his memoirs, “streaming with sweat, bleeding from scratches, every muscle aching, crawling endlessly in a back-slipping, bush-clutching struggle before coming out on top.”