How's your national park being managed? It's a good question, one that at times can be hard to find answers to. At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, though, managers have distributed a 20-page publication for those interested in what was accomplished in 2009 and what continuing issues are being confronted.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
A lot of work goes into maintaining a national park for visitors. At Grand Teton National Park, for instance, there are trails to maintain, roads and fences to repair, and backcountry crews to supply. This short video provides some insights into those jobs.
The body of a 62-year-old Missouri woman who fell into a cold, snowmelt-swollen creek in Glacier National Park on Friday has been recovered, according to park officials.
With the summer season officially under way the free shuttle bus service at Mount Rainier National Park is back on the road. Mount Rainier Superintendent Dave Uberuaga says park visitors can catch the buses from Ashford, Longmire and Paradise during the 2010 summer season.
A combination of modern technology and hands-on interpretation is helping a group of students from the Kansas State School for the Blind on an expedition of discovery this month. They're visiting several NPS sites while retracing the routes of the Oregon and California National Historic Trails
A young grizzly bear that biologists were trying to capture in Yellowstone National Park because it looked unhealthy was accidentally killed when it tried to escape a trap that it had been lured into, park officials said Saturday.
A woman received multiple injuries when she fell an estimated 20 feet down into a sink hole created by melting snow at Mount Rainier National Park.
How important are the high-country meadows of Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks for bighorn sheep that summer in the two parks? That's a question researchers want to answer through a study that would involve placing radio collars on a few dozen sheep.
A search was under way Friday evening for a woman seen falling into Virginia Creek in Glacier National Park.
Despite the presence of tar balls and tar mats in the waters off Padre Island National Seashore, biologists have released more than 100 Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchlings into the Gulf of Mexico.
International Planetary Dunes Workshop Brings Aeolian Scientists to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
Terrestrial and planetary dunes scientists from three continents met in May at Alamos, Colorado, to explore opportunities for collaborative planetary dunes research. The dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve are similar to ones on Mars, so a field trip to the park was a workshop highlight.
While progress is being made on the renovations to the Bodie Island Light at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, much remains to be done before the light is back in action.
We recently mentioned the renovations that Xanterra Parks & Resorts made to the Western cabins at Zion National Park. Now the concessionaire has wrapped up similar work to rooms at the Yavapai Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park.
While it's relatively well-known that pot farms have been planted in the backcountry of such Western parks as Sequoia and Yosemite, a similar problem is being confronted back East in Mammoth Cave National Park. To battle the problem, the park is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to a successful prosecution of those growing the marijuana patches.
If you're a regular National Public Radio listener, you likely caught John Burnett's story this morning on the prospects of the United States and Mexico creating a sprawling international peace park along the Texas-Mexico border.
Mid-July travelers to Cape Cod National Seashore should consider attending the Highlands Fest: Reflections of the Coast, a festival that melds art, education, science, and volunteerism.
With the high heat of summer setting in over Joshua Tree National Park, officials are closing some of their campgrounds for the coming months due to the usual lack of campers.
Search efforts are ongoing in Yellowstone National Park for an Oklahoma man who is thought to have vanished into the park's backcountry during the long Memorial Day weekend.
Fourteen years after the Clinton White House stepped in to halt a gold mine from being built on the doorstep of Yellowstone National Park, a final piece of the settlement puzzle has been put into place with the purchase of nearly 800 acres of private lands.
Wagon wheel rustlers? That seems to be the case at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, where thieves have made off with six wagon wheels from two historic wagons that have been on display at the Hornbek homestead.