What seemed to be a fairly innocuous announcement, that the National Park Service was banning lead ammunition and fishing gear throughout the National Park System, has drawn the ire of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
A massive lands bill, one that would have added nearly 1 million acres of national park lands to the national wilderness system, has failed to gain passage in the U.S. House of Representatives. But it could live to see another vote.
For those of you who keep track of the national parks with stamp collections, get ready to add two new stamps to your albums.
While Voyageurs National Park received permission and the funding to purchase a new tour boat, it's going to take just a little while for that cruiser to show up in Rainy Lake.
If you were lucky enough to be in Bryce Canyon National Park on Tuesday, you would have been surrounded by one of the prettiest days of the year, as these photos clearly show.
There are national parks that focus on geology, that provide windows into ancient civilizations, and which honor westward expansion. So should one that preserves fossilized mammoth bones be added to the mix?
In a sign of how difficult it can be to overturn mistakes in national parks, crews in Yellowstone National Park are moving into their second decade of fighting non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, where they're threatening to wipe out the lake's native cutthroat trout population. Now Glacier National Park has its own lake trout battle.
Military personnel, federal employees and elected officials take an oath of allegiance or oath of office, but during the American Revolution there was a lot at stake for those who promised "true allegiance to the United States of America"—in writing. One of those historic documents was recently donated to Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Great setting, inspirational leadership, insights into a possible career, and $10.31 an hour. What more could a teenager want from a summer job? All they have to do is live in North Carolina and want to spend a chunk of the summer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
When was the last time you tail-gated before a symphony concert? You'll be able to do just that this June at Great Smoky Mountains National Park when the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra helps the park celebrate its 75th birthday.
Not every national park visitor likes to spend their nights in a sleeping bag, cook over a campstove, or paddle across a lake. That's why there are houseboats.
Yosemite National Park officials hope to learn in June whether they'll have the money needed to strengthen The Ahwahnee Hotel against earthquakes, a project that could shutter the iconic lodge for two years.
If you've always thought it'd be fun to hike off into Yellowstone National Park, but just weren't sure you had the requisite skills, here's your opportunity to make it happen.
In a move quickly condemned by conservationists, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today upheld a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove Endangered Species Act protection from thousands of gray wolves, including many in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Summer jobs might be tough for your teens to find this year thanks to the economic doldrums. But if they jump on the following opportunity, they might be able to land a great job in Grand Teton National Park
For most college students, spring break is a time to shuck responsibility and have a good time. For some, it offers a time to relax in one of the world's most famous national parks while contributing a little sweat equity to the setting.
The cherry trees in the nation’s capital are expected to bloom later than usual this year. That means the peak bloom should occur smack-dab in the middle of the 2009 National Cherry Blossom Festival. High fives!
After roughly a year of reviewing scenarios, a committee tasked with determining whether Mount St. Helens should remain a U.S. Forest Service property or be turned over to the National Park Service has reached its conclusion: Keep the National Park Service away from the mountain.
It’s been nearly 30 years since ranger Paul Fugate disappeared while on patrol in Chiricahua National Monument. What happened to him remains a mystery to this day.
As Congress works on the Omnibus Spending Bill of 2009, that heft appropriations catchall that funds government, critics have pointed to more than 8,500 "earmarks." But is that word truly a pejorative when it comes to the National Park System?