President Trump on Monday put a freeze on federal government hiring, an action that could have wide-ranging impacts for the National Park Service as it moves to hire thousands of seasonal rangers and other employees for the upcoming summer.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Much of the beauty and wildlife protected within Channel Islands National Park can only be seen from the water, and soon, guided sea kayaking and snorkeling tours will be available at Santa Cruz Island without a reservation for the first time.
For more than 1,000 years, Scarlet macaws have dazzled people of the Southwest. Their brilliantly colored plumage and large size inspire curiosity among those who see them. Remains of macaws have been documented in early archaeological excavations at both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot national monuments.
At the beginning of the year, Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado followed through on its proposal to raise entrance fees and extend the park’s summer season, when rates are higher, by nearly three months.
The heavy rains that forced Yosemite National Park to evacuate the valley and close for a few days just after the new year didn’t raise the Merced River to devastating levels, but they did give the California park’s iconic waterfalls a roaring jolt.
A series of public meetings, beginning Monday, will give the public an opportunity to comment on a proposal to return the California condor to part of Redwood National and State Parks in northern California.
The National Park Service returned to Twitter on Saturday after apologizing for tweets on Friday that apparently irked the Trump administration.
A company that transformed an acre of Point Reyes National Seashore into a parking lot has reached a proposed settlement that calls for it to pay nearly $300,000 in damages to the government.
A few national park twitter accounts, at least, went silent Friday afternoon after the newly installed Trump administration ordered the Interior Department to idle all its accounts.
Six days after a rock slide blocked the Scenic Drive in Zion National Park just north of the lodge, the road was reopened Thursday after an estimated 200 tons of mud and rock was cleared and repairs were made.
A small number of regulatory changes have been proposed for national parks in Alaska, from restrictions on tripods at the Brooks Falls Platform at Katmai National Park to some food storage restrictions at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
The Founding Fathers had the radical idea that a government should be for the people. Today, America’s 400-plus National Parks represent this exact idea. Join the staff at Adams National Historical Park at the “Continental Congress” on Independence Day to debate, defend, compromise, and consider the meaning of independence.
Gulf Islands National Seashore in Florida this spring will offer regular black powder demonstrations at Fort Pickens for the first time in more than 20 years.
Three Canadians from the group High On Life on Thursday entered guilty pleas to damaging resources in Yellowstone, Zion, Death Valley, and Mesa Verde national parks.
National Park Service officials have settled on an off-road management plan for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area that, if adopted, would carry adverse impacts for soils, vegetation, and paleontological and archaeological resources and lead to increased safety issues for visitors.
Park After Dark programs featuring ranger guided boat tours on scenic Biscayne Bay and a concert by singer/songwriter Grant Livingston take place from January 21 until April 15 at Biscayne National Park in Florida.
Armed with heavy equipment, fire hoses, and water, crews at Zion National Park have been busy clearing a rockfall from the Scenic Drive just north of the park lodge.
There are a few in every national park. While most visitors are courteous and respectful of the parks and their resources, there are always a few who couldn't care less. At Death Valley National Park in California, those few drove their vehicles across both the Racetrack playa and the salt flats of Badwater.
Yellowstone National Park rewrote its record book in terms of visitation in 2016, although Superintendent Dan Wenk realizes that's not necessarily a good thing.