Whether the health of Glacier National Park and its Canadian neighbor, Waterton Lakes National Park, is at risk from proposed mining operations in British Columbia is a question being probed this week by a team of international experts.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Hoping to leverage the buzz over Ken Burns' 12-hour documentary on national parks, a public television station in Kentucky is preparing to release its own documentary, one focused entirely on Mammoth Cave National Park.
Reader Participation Day: What Aspect(s) of the National Park System Do You Want to Read More About?
For 364 days a year, the brain trust here at the Traveler tries to come up with thoughtful, occasionally thought-provoking, entertaining, and informative posts on the National Park System. Today we turn the editorial keys over to you.
Two Historic Lighthouses at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Will Go Dark Next Week – But They'll Be Back
The Bodie Island and Ocracoke Lighthouses have a long and fascinating history, but their familiar beacons will be missing from the nighttime views at Cape Hatteras National Seashore beginning September 28. Fear not, they'll both be back after renovation work is completed.
The body of a man whose wife reported him overdue from a hike at Grand Canyon National Park was found in a remote and rugged area below the North Rim.
Fall can be a magnificent season in Rocky Mountain National Park, but autumn weather can make travel on Trail Ridge Road and other park routes an "iffy" proposition. Here's where to get the latest updates on road and weather conditions in the park.
In 2003, a flash flood swept two Haleakala National Park visitors over a waterfall to their deaths. The victims’ family sued, and the federal government has agreed to a no-fault settlement with a $5 million payout.
Is it possible to have too many large-format coffee table books on national parks? I don't think so. In The National Parks, Our American Landscape, photographer Ian Shive approaches the parks brimming with wonder, and comes away with rare moments in time from the parks.
A decade after it first appeared on bookshelves, Preserving Nature in the National Parks: A History is reappearing in an updated version, one that follows the course of the national parks and the National Park Service up through the Bush administration and into the early days of the Obama administration.
The release of some of the rarest birds in the world for their first flights into the wild is scheduled for September 26, 2009, at Pinnacles National Monument. The public is invited to observe the release up to two California condors at the park Saturday morning.
A federal judge has restored Yellowstone ecosystem grizzlies to threatened status under the Endangered Species Act. The upgrade reverses a 2007 F&WS delisting decision that inadequately considered a number of important factors, including the negative impacts of climate change on critical food supplies.
The requirement to keep dogs on a leash is observed by most—but not all—visitors to national parks. A recent incident in Great Smoky Mountains National Park involving a pit bull and a deer offers a vivid example of one reason for the regulation.
How do you use tweezers and brushes to "tune up" a cave? Volunteers at Oregon Caves National Monument will find out on September 26.
A federal proposal to add about 12,000 acres of historic ranchland in and near Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the National Register of Historic Places has many North Dakotans concerned about possible land-use constraints.
Theodore Roosevelt Island might not have sandy beaches and palm trees, but this little island definitely has secrets.
Pruning the Parks: New Echota Marker National Memorial (1933-1950) Commemorated the Cherokee Nation Seat of Government
Congress authorized New Echota Marker in 1930, the NPS acquired it in 1933, and Congress abolished it on September 21, 1950. It’s a pity that so few have ever heard of this historic site, now a Georgia state park, because it commemorates a place and events that should not be forgotten.
Fans of the Weeping Rock Trail in Zion National Park can rejoice. The trail, closed by a rockslide on September 2, is now open again for visitor use.
The newly designated Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail will link three national parks, seven national forests, several major mountain ranges, and two border-to border national scenic trails. One day it will also be a key link in the coast-to-coast pathway that trail developers have been dreaming about.