Six years after National Park Service officials set aspirational goals to reduce plastic waste across the park system by installing water-filling stations for the public, the agency has fallen far short of its hopes.green_parks_strategic_plan_04.12.10.pdf
The latest news from around the National Park System.
For the next several weeks hikers and cyclists will pretty much have the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park to themselves, as wheeled vehicles are banned while plowing to open the entire 50-mile road continues.
While there’s been little movement in the ongoing debate about whether a portion of Maine’s North Woods should be protected under the National Park Service, photographer Scot Miller has produced a 9-minute film highlighting the people, wildlife, scenery, and sounds of the area.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for the recovery of a sign that for 86 years had welcomed guests to The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park before vanishing a few days before the National Park Service renamed the hotel rather than accept terms offered by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite for use of the trademarked hotel name.
Deteriorating conditions of a primary east-west highway through Olympic National Park has officials proposing rehabilitation work to reduce hazards and stabilize the road.
Trips to the top of Cape Lookout Lighthouse will run for four months this year, beginning May 17 and running through Sept. 17, at Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina.
The good news is that Canada is making big investments in its national parks ahead of the country’s 150th anniversary in 2017. The bad news is that infrastructure projects will require closures at Waterton Lakes National Park this spring and summer.
Under the category of "what were they thinking?" an employee for the National Park Service and one assigned to the office of the Secretary of Interior used government credit cards for personal expenses, according to investigations. In the Park Service case, the card was used to purchase a water heater for the personal residence of a supervisor at Gateway National Recreation Area in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, the investigators determined.
Every year millions of people visit America’s emotional and political center, the District of Columbia. It’s here that the relics of liberty are housed, along with the center of government. A walking tour of the National Mall and Memorial Parks must be on your list when you’re visiting.
Campers planning to enjoy the National Park Service Centennial this summer with a camping trip to Great Basin National Park in Nevada will find limited space to pitch their tents, as the Upper Lehman Creek Campground will be closed and water will not be available at the Lower Lehman Creek Campground.
The Obama administration's approval of the Soda Mountain Solar Project was soundly criticized by conservation groups that said it was the wrong move to help wean the country off fossil fuels.
Popular ranger-guided tours to the Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado will begin for 2016 starting April 10, with three tours available by Memorial Day weekend.
Their show is months away, but you can try to reserve your spot for viewing synchronous fireflies at Great Smoky Mountains National Park by entering the lottery for tickets to their performance.
What does a birder do when the wait for the peak of spring migration is just taking too darned long? One option is to head south. Early April is a great time to visit the parks of the southeast for a little bit of the warbler action that won’t get to the north until May. Florida is certainly one option, but for a little more seclusion with plenty of songbirds, Congaree National Park in South Carolina is the place to be.
On day 75 of a planned 65-day solo trek near the roof of Denali National Park, Masatoshi Kuriaki had had enough. With the press of a button on his personal locator beacon, the Japanese mountaineer summoned help from the park's climbing rangers.
Court Rules Fish And Wildlife Service Erred By Finding Wolverines Didn't Need Endangered Species Act Protection
A federal judge has determined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service erred by not fully considering climate-change impacts and genetic isolation when it decided wolverines did not need Endangered Species Act protection.
For visitors and workers at the Clarno Unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, the closest thing to a ranger station is a 76-square-foot structure that also serves as a water treatment facility. The Oregon park hopes to change that with a proposal to construct a new building with an attached garage and fenced yard.
Horseback riding during and after historic rainfall over the past few months has left trails at Ninety Six National Historic Site underwater and in unstable condition, leading to temporary closures and spurring the development of a trail use management plan.
The U.S. Postal Service will begin celebrating the National Park Service’s Aug. 25 centennial just in time for summer vacation letter writing by issuing a pane of stunning Forever stamps depicting 16 examples of our national treasures on June 2.
You can find them at Cape Cod National Seashore, Fire Island National Seashore, Assateague Island National Seashore, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Lookout National Seashore, and Cumberland Island National Seashore. But what exactly is a maritime forest and how to they survive in these salty environments?