If you're in south Florida later this month, you'll be able to celebrate Earth Day with a paddling trip to Florida Bay or a hike. You also can applaud the creation of a private fund set up to benefit the bay.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Interpretation Of Civil War's Impact Deepens at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
Civil War history already ran deep at the Chancellorsville Visitor Center at Fredericksburg and Spotyslvania National Military Park, but a new exhibit adds to the breadth of that history.
Over two dozen people were seen scouring parts of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park with metal detectors in recent weeks, and then collecting historic artifacts they discovered during their search. What was going on…and where is Palo Alto Battlefield?
Consider the lowly prairie dog. Food for black-footed ferrets and eagles, maligned by ranchers, victims of plague. Well, even these lowly critters have their day, and it's April 30 at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.
If you've been to the Yosemite Valley in the summer, you know what a headache it can be to get around, what with all the traffic. Well, Yosemite National Park just received $1.3 million to go towards easing the transportation nightmares.
The pony herd at Cape Hatteras National Seashore has grown by one thanks to the addition of a filly born late in March.
Ever get the urge to head into the mountains to make repairs or improvements to hiking trails? Well, if you like to do that kind of thing, the folks at Great Smoky Mountains National Park could use your muscles later this month.
The American Southwest is honeycombed with ruins from long-past civilizations. Mesa Verde National Park and Canyon de Chelly National Monument are well-known for their cliff dwellings, while at Bandelier National Monument the sandstone walls are pocked with "cavates" used as shelter centuries ago.
Progress is being made on plowing of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, but don't expect to be able to drive end-to-end this weekend or even next weekend. But that doesn't mean you can't go out and enjoy the park.
Snow Impedes Blind Hiker on Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Another Blind Hiker Targets Pacific Crest Trail
A blind hiker who set off last month to go end-to-end on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail has had to reorganize his trek due to heavy snows and ice in the Smokies of North Carolina. Meanwhile, another visually impaired hiker is set on conquering the Pacific Crest Trail.
A concerted effort in Maine to draw the line on national park visitors arming themselves has fallen short of the original goal. But the measure Gov. John Baldacci signed this week will at least outlaw open carry in Acadia National Park.
If you're planning a visit soon to Rocky Mountain National Park, you might want to read the following carefully and look at your calendar. Park crews plan to be spraying trees around the park through most of May in an ongoing battle against bark beetles.
Should there be more uniformity across the National Park System when it comes to regulations pertaining to such activities as air tours, mountain biking, and personal watercraft use, just to name three sensitive issues?
Debate over the country's energy needs, environmental conditions, and the resulting quality of life is not new. It's unending, ongoing, and downright rancorous at times. But does it need to be? With hazy views across spectacular parks in the Southwest, how can we turn that debate into solutions?
A "benefits-sharing agreement" that could reap national parks untold profits from businesses that do research in the parks with an eye on commercial opportunities has been finalized by the National Park Service.
Snowcoach traffic to Yellowstone National Park rose slightly this past winter from the year before, while snowmoible visitors declined slightly, according to numbers released by the park.
Legislation intended to help restore cultural, historical, and archaeological resources on public lands, including those within the National Park System, is in danger of being watered down by Republicans, according to the National Parks Conservation Association.
Should we care that grizzly bears are hunted in British Columbia? The Natural Resources Defense Council and the David Suzuki Foundation think so, saying those hunts could end up harming grizzly populations on this side of the US-Canadian border.
Forgive the staff at Channel Islands National Park if they popped open some champagne this past weekend. It turns out that a pair of bald eagles on Santa Cruz Island are the parents of two eaglets.
While it's hard to say whether the folks at Denali National Park and Preserve are trendsetters without first exploring all the other websites in the National Park System, their site for planning a backcountry trek should be a model, if it's not already.