Two men who accidentally logged some 400 trees from across 31 acres of Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri have paid restitution of more than $52,000 to the federal government, which declined to seek criminal charges as the men exhibited no criminal intent.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
No one knows more about the history of wildland fire in the United States than Stephen Pyne, a prodigious scholar, prolific writer, and former wildland firefighter who spent 15 years on the ground with the North Rim Hotshots. His encyclopedic knowledge and personal experience of wildland fire are exceptional credentials for writing this book, which traces the history of wildfire in America over the past half century.
Since June, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation and the National Park Foundation have been working to raise $23 million to help the National Park Service buy one-square-mile of land owned by the state of Wyoming inside Grand Teton National Park. This video shows why that purchase is important.
A popular series of family programs, Your City Saturday, returns to Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts on Saturday, November 19th, and will continue on the third Saturday of every month for the rest of the school year.
Limited cave tours are being offered at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota due to elevator problems. All tours are now entering and exiting the cave via the Walk-in Entrance and proceed only as far as the Post Office Room. Visitors will need to descend and climb up 155 stairs, which is equivalent to climbing a 15-story building.
After decades of steep decline due to poaching and habitat loss, the hippopotamus population in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park is showing signs of recovery.
In an effort to improve visitor access, safety, and interpretation at the site of the “bloodiest one-day battle in American history,” Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland plans to update the automobile tour and trail system to better incorporate land added to the park.
Concern that nonnative mussels have reached Montana waters has prompted Glacier National Park to temporarily ban all watercraft from its waters.
With both visitation and pride in the national parks up this year thanks to the National Park Service's centennial, how the incoming Trump administration will view the parks and other federal lands is drawing attention, and some concern, from onlookers in the parks community.
The National Park Service has released the Tule Lake Unit General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for public review and comment. The plan provides long-term guidance for how the National Park Service will develop and manage the unit, and how the stories of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II will be told at Tule Lake.
There are literally hundreds of books on Yosemite National Park, including the iconic Ansel Adams black and white homage and John Muir’s The Yosemite, and it’s no wonder: it’s 1,200 square miles of mountains and canyons and valleys like nowhere else on Earth, and means so much to so many. And here is another must-have for your library, a rare combination of beautiful images coupled with heartfelt words by two masters of their crafts.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host its 41st annual Festival of Christmas Past celebration at the Sugarlands Visitor Center on Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event is offered each year on the second Saturday of December.
National Park Service Commemorates Veterans Day With Special Programs And Free Admission On November 11
In honor of Veterans Day, many national parks across the country are hosting special events, displays, and ceremonies to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the U.S. Armed Forces. The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on November 11.
The World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was vandalized with spray-paint at the base of the North Dakota column sometime prior to 10 a.m. on Monday, according to the National Park Service.
It took one man—John D. Rockefeller, Jr.—working surreptitiously to acquire much of the acreage that today is at the heart of Grand Teton National Park. Now national park advocates are following in his footsteps, donating millions of dollars to help protect one square mile in the park from possible development.
More than a century since the last California condor flew over what is now Redwood National and State Parks, the wheels are in motion to restore the endangered bird to its historic range in northern California and strengthen the overall population of the species.
After a record-setting visitation year in Glacier National Park, the Glacier National Park Conservancy has donated more than $1.3 million to the park to help preserve and protect it for future generations.
National Park Service Faces Variety Of Threats To Archaeological Resources At Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
River flows, burrowing rodents, and seeping water all pose a threat to archaeological resources at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, where officials are trying to come up with a solution to better preserve those pieces of history.
When my wife and I visited Muir Woods National Monument in California, we wound up parking on the side of a road about a half-mile from the park's entrance. And, we learned later in the day when we saw the line of cars similarly parked stretching for about two miles, that we were lucky. Now the National Park Service is working on a plan to improve parking and access at the monument just north of San Francisco Bay.
A new study providing an unprecedented regional view of the earth’s crust beneath Yellowstone National Park is set to begin with a helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic (HEM) survey on Monday. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Wyoming and Aarhus University in Denmark hope to distinguish zones of cold fresh water, hot saline water, steam, clay and unaltered rock from one another to understand Yellowstone’s myriad hydrothermal systems. The flights will continue for the next two to four weeks.