Convicted Yellowstone poacher Stephen Slavinsky has been prohibited from hunting or possessing firearms for the rest of his life. If he wants to visit national parks again, he has to wait 20 years.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
In a unit of the National Park System that preserves one of the "last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast" along with 6,000 years of human history, should the National Park Service be promoting the use of Segways to explore the park?
On July 4th, the Statue of Liberty’s crown will be reopened to the public for the first time since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The NPS will start taking reservations this Saturday.
The Flight 93 National Memorial won’t be ready for dedication on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks if land acquisition efforts remain stalled. Interior Secretary Salazar will order seizure of the land if willing seller agreements cannot be reached by the end of this week.
A trail runner in Glacier National Park has survived an encounter with two young grizzly bears, although he's got some bite marks to show for it.
Vehicle passes for those wanting to attend the 75th anniversary concert at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are still available, but if you plan to go, cross your fingers that the weather will cooperate. Park officials note that rain could wipe out the concert and there are no plans to make up the event and no refunds will be given.
National parks can, and do, provide an economic lifeline to their surrounding communities. In its latest report, the National Parks Conservation Association points out just how valuable southeastern Utah's parks are to their nearby communities.
While Interior Secretary Ken Salazar allowing free entry to national parks for three weekends this summer to boost visitation, it seems many park travelers already are heading back to the national parks, at least in the case of Yellowstone National Park.
She was a big female with a cub in tow, and she was bearing down fast on the ranger and his frightened entourage. What was a city boy to do?
The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, is reportedly almost out of money and may have to close later this year. A Virginia congressman has introduced legislation to "bring the Memorial under the supervision of the National Park Service." Is an NPS bailout the right answer?
Memo to TripAdvisor: If you're going to run a story on the top 10 parks in the National Park System, make sure they're all in the National Park System, and, preferably, make sure they're all "national parks."
While one chapter of the climbing history of Mount McKinley remains unfinished, another has been closed with the discovery of two partially buried bodies high on the unforgiving mountain.
Sure, the 1920s footage is grainy and just black and white, but this vintage home movie of the Grand Canyon is worth watching. Be sure to look for the pack trains headed down into the canyon.
A 38-year-old woman who fell 50 feet off the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park survived the ordeal without life-threatening injuries and was lifted back to the rim by rangers.
Standing in the Yosemite Valley, it's easy to spot Half Dome, El Capitan, even Nevada Fall. But would you recognize those features from a jetliner?
Much has changed when it comes to running rivers since Major John Wesley Powell first floated the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. What do you think he'd say of today's voyages down the iconic river?
The "busy season" for Cape Cod National Seashore doesn't really begin until the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Which means you have plenty of time to consider the Traveler's suggestions for what you definitely must see or do when you visit the seashore.
"Parking brake installed, not in use." That might have been the situation involving an SUV that fell 700 feet into Big Horn Canyon near the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.
The body of a Florida man who went missing in Lake Powell at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area late in April has been recovered more than 400 feet beneath the lake's surface.
The longstanding relations between the United States and Canada are being strained a bit by a proposal to mine for coal in a biologically diverse region of British Columbia that just happens to be upstream of Glacier National Park.UNESCO-Waterton-Glacier.pdf DOI-Comments-Lodgepole-Coal-Mine-2-21-07-FINAL.pdf