Imagine being named in the same breath with Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Frank Gehry? That's the honor bestowed on Peter Bohlin, an architect who envisioned the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center that opened in Grand Teton National Park in 2007.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
How do you combat a tiny beetle that is killing acres and acres of lodgepole forest that long has served as a gorgeous backdrop to Mount Rushmore National Memorial? That's the puzzling question an interagency team of entomologists and foresters is trying to answer.
With Yellowstone National Park managers back at work on producing a winter-use plan pertaining to getting around the park, at least one group has mounted a campaign to see some of the park's roads plowed in winter.
During most of the year, if you want to really see Voyageurs National Park you'll need a boat. Nearly a third of the area in the park is water, but during the winter months in northern Minnesota, that water definitely changes character. Until the weather begins to warm, you can drive your car near several islands via the park's ice roads.
This "Living History" Project at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Required Some Very Sharp Instruments
The term "living history" is often applied to programs using costumed interpreters, but it can also have another, more literal application: historic orchards. A recent project at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area used some sharp instruments to apply some tender loving pruning to historic apple trees in the park.
If you're heading to Yellowstone National Park soon to view wolves, you might get a bonus: bears are beginning to emerge from their slumber and are roaming for food.
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Expect some access restrictions at Point Reyes National Seashore beginning Monday. That's because the harbor seal pupping season is upon us, and the national seashore boasts the "largest mainland, breeding colony of harbor seals in California."
Had I only known years ago that I could have spent my high school summers in Yellowstone National Park I would have been there in a heartbeat. But I didn't know. But here's the word that your kids have an opportunity now to sign up for the Youth Conservation Corps program in Yellowstone this summer.
What can you glean from glancing at a map? If it's a road map, folks will look for routes to their destinations, interesting sidetrips, population centers. Topographical maps can provide rich details of landscapes and help us navigate through them. In this episode from Yosemite Nature Notes, Producer Steven M. Bumgardner introduces us to the map wonders of Yosemite National Park. There's even a cameo appearance by Ken Burns!
If you thought Mammoth Cave National Park seemed a bit crowded during your trip there last year, that's because visitation was up. For the year, the more than 500,000 folks visited Mammoth Cave, an increase of nearly 14 percent from 2008 traffic.
A group of rafters heading down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park received an unexpected helicopter lift when their boat became stranded on a rock garden in the river near Crystal Rapid. This was no quick and easy rescue, though, as it took 14 rangers, with air support, more than a day to get the rafters heading back downstream.
Republicans Pushing Interior Secretary To Release "All" Documents Related to Potential National Monuments
A group of Republicans is calling on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to release all documents and maps related to an internal study of potential national monuments in the West.Ltr_to_Salazar_Re_NationalMonumentDesignations_022610.pdf
The National Mall is often described as the nation's front yard, and the lawn has bare spots, the walks are cracking, the porch is sagging. It's time for a serious facelift, the NPS is working on a plan to restore the Mall, and your comments are welcome.
Winter is one of the best seasons -- if not the best -- for chili. Whether you opt for a vegetarian version, or the Elk Chili from Signal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, sitting in front of a roaring fire with a bowl of chili and a loaf of crusty bread is hard to beat.
Barring weather problems, Hurricane Ridge Road in [url=http://www.nps.gov/olym]Olympic National Park[/url] should be back in business on Saturday, a week earlier than was predicted when a contractor was hired to repair road damage caused by a landslide.
Despite the harsh, snowy weather that's been battering the Middle Atlantic states this winter, spring can't be too far off. Why else would Houchins Ferry in Mammoth Cave National Park resume service this coming weekend?
NRDC Sues To Have Fish and Wildlife Service Consider Whitebark Pine For Endangered Species Act Protection
It was more than a year ago when the Natural Resources Defense Council asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see if the whitebark pine, a "stone" pine that grows in the very highest reaches of Yellowstone, Glacier, Rocky Mountain, Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, was eligible for Endangered Species Act protection. Inaction by the agency has prompted the conservation group to sue it to act on the request.
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Biscayne National Park is offering a unique way to promote awareness of endangered animals at the park and around the world. A colorful outdoor display and indoor exhibit by Miami artist Xavier Cortada are now open; a full-moon reception and talk by the artist will be held on February 28.