If Glacier National Park officials have their way, you'll be able to keep more of the brook trout you catch in the park than you have been able to in the past. A lot more.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
As evidence that there's more to meet the eye than just a river, the folks at New River Gorge National River are talking about creating some shared-use trails for hikers and mountain bikers.
A small turtle from the eastern U.S. A species of trout native to Glacier and North Cascades national parks. Grizzly bears. A prairie orchard. A coral. These are among the ten plant, fish, animal, and bird species listed in a new report as being the "hottest" species imperiled by climate change.hottestspecies.pdf
To Thoroughly Explore the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, You’ll Need to Bring Your Boat
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, which traces the Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812, is so new that actual trail segments haven’t even been defined yet. Waterway segments add a novel twist to a complex set of routes commemorating a British invasion that captured Washington, burned the White House, and inspired our national anthem.
Sainthood recently bestowed on a 19th century Catholic priest who cared for Hawaiians afflicted with leprosy was celebrated at Kalaupapa National Historical Park, which tells the stories of those who were isolated on the northern shores of Molokai.
Can you ever say "thanks" enough to those who have saved your life or the life of a family member or friend? The parents of two 15-year-old Boy Scouts who were stranded in the backcountry of Great Smoky Mountains National Park by a blizzard 35 years ago evidently don't think so.
Christmas has arrived a bit early for Grand Teton National Park, which has been given $25,000 to help support the park's search-and-rescue program.
Yellowstone has its magnificent log cabin, Yosemite its blue-blooded Ahwahnee, Grand Teton its charming Jenny Lake. These are just three of the many lodges, hotels, and inns that can be found throughout the National Park System. Which is your favorite, and why?
It just got a lot harder to visit Yosemite National Park. The Tioga Road, along with the Glacier Point Road, closed for the winter on Tuesday.
Cedar Breaks National Monument has one of the most colorful amphitheaters of the National Park System, but you're going to have to work a little bit to see it in the coming months as the road to the Utah monument has been closed by snow for the winter.
Trails across the country will receive funding for infrastructure needs, promotions, interpretation and other needs under the National Park Service's just-announced "Connect Trails to Park" grants for 2010.
December can be an intriguing month in Olympic National Park. Crowds are non-existent, stormy seas can kick up incredible waves that explode against sea stacks, while in the high country deep snows can accumulate. And through December 30 you can catch a break on lodging at either Kalaloch or Lake Quinault lodges.
The growing celebration of Glacier National Park's centennial is definitely a group effort. On December 12 part of that effort will be showcased with the release of a book filled with 100 poems and stories from folks who have fallen in love with the park down through the years.
With all the information that lies just a click away these days, it's easy to overlook some of the best resources when it comes to exploring the backcountry of our national parks: the backcountry offices of the parks themselves.
Winter is an incredible time to be in Yellowstone National Park, and a lodging sale of sorts can make a visit this winter relatively inexpensive when it comes to a room with a bed and roof overhead.
Tent camping was once a popular activity in parks, but most of today's visitors are more inclined to spend the night in a hotel or luxurious RV. Parks Canada hopes to entice more people to try tenting with a trial program that takes most of the roughing out of camping.
Call it long overdue housekeeping, but the National Park Service is working to revise 30-year-old regulations that affect non-federal oil and gas development that could occur, or already is occurring, in some of its units. In other words, energy development within a park on lands owned by anyone other than the federal government, such as states or even private landowners. The bottom-line of the revisions is to better protect parks from energy development.
Looking for a break from shopping, football, and end-of-year hustle and bustle? December is prime time for special programs and events in a number of parks. Here's a sampling in areas from coast to coast.
Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park are trying to determine how a man fell 200 feet to his death from the South Rim near Mather Point.
Fort McHenry is best known as the birthplace of the "Star-Spangled Banner," but the old fort has seen a lot of other history in the years since its stone walls were completed in 1803. A special candlelight tour on December 5 will offer a rare chance to visit the fort after dark and see how Yuletide celebrations have changed during the past 200 years.