Funding from the Shenandoah National Park Trust is underwriting a graduate student's research into how oak and pine forests in Shenandoah National Park recover after fires.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
The coldest and snowiest places on earth pose a challenge to anyone visiting such locations as the Arctic Circle or Antarctica, but what about the year-round animal population? How do they cope for many months with life in these frozen wonderlands where temperatures can plummet to as low as minus 50 degrees?
On January 14, Big Bend Conservancy and Big Bend National Park in Texas will host a grand opening ceremony for the Fossil Discovery Exhibit.
Gaze across the fields of Antietam National Battlefield and the bucolic landscape in many locations speaks of tranquility and an agrarian 19th century society. Scratch beneath that surface, however, and stories roll out about the bloodiest single day of not just the Civil War, but of all American military engagements.
You can help your children learn about nature and develop skills to explore the natural world by attending Wind Cave National Park’s Adventures in Nature programs. These programs are offered at the park every other Tuesday beginning January 10 through April 4.
Bears Ears, a 1.35-million-acre rugged redrock landscape rich in Native American history and lore, was declared a national monument Wednesday by President Obama, whose action via the Antiquities Act quickly infuriated Utah's politicians. The wide swath of land covered by the designation includes much of land long desired by conservationists to provide the "completion" of Canyonlands National Park.
The National Park Service today updated its guidelines for donations and philanthropic partnerships, clarifying how and where donors can be acknowledged – naming rights in parks still will not be permitted – and expanding the range of partner opportunities – including with individuals and start-ups, but also corporations that produce or distribute alcohol.
December 20, 2016, was a Black Letter Day for America’s national parks. The National Park Service issued a new regulation – Director’s Order 100 – which invents a new Precautionary Principle designed to even further stifle creativity and innovation by the agency charged with promoting 413 special places that belong to Americans and tell our stories.
The snow gods willing, there will be a snowshoe hike and cross-country skiing event at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado on January 6.
Wreckage of a single-engine plane that had been en route from from Florida to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was found Tuesday evening deep in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Paramedics lowered to the crash site confirmed there were no survivors.
A policy enacted last week updates the National Park Service’s guidelines for stewardship and reaffirms the agency’s “predominant” duty to protect natural and cultural resources.
Getting into Joshua Tree National Park in California will cost you a little bit more beginning on January 3.
The Point Reyes National Seashore winter shuttle bus transportation system will begin on December 31 to help visitors get to key overlooks for viewing migrating whales and breeding elephant seals.
Rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park worked deep into the night Monday to see if a single-engine plane had crashed somewhere in the middle of the park.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways and Missouri State Parks will be hosting a Winter Paddling Clinic on December 31 and First Day Float on January 1. The Winter Paddling Clinic will be held at Echo Bluff State Park in conjunction with their New Year’s Eve celebration. On January 1, paddlers will celebrate the new year with a float on the Current or Jacks Fork Rivers, and then gather at Current River State Park in the afternoon for a bonfire and warm beverages.
Most of the year you're not likely to find yourself in a national park, but that doesn't mean you can't explore and enjoy the parks through a well-stocked library. Here are some titles Traveler writers reviewed in 2016 that you might want to consider.
Lynette Webber of Keweenaw National Historical Park has been chosen by the National Park Service as the winner of the 2016 National Freeman Tilden Award, the highest award presented to an individual Park Service interpreter.
A 12.5-acre privately owned tract of land in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado was poised to go on sale, a move that could have led to a bigger developed footprint in the park, when the Rocky Mountain Conservancy stepped in to purchase it with help from the Wilderness Land Trust and the National Park Trust.
Since August 2005, National Parks Traveler’s mission has been to educate the public, increase awareness, and build a strong advocacy for protection and stewardship of our national parks. That mission will be underscored in 2017 as we seek nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, a designation that will cement National Parks Traveler’s role far into the future.
This is a wonderful look at life around Bristol Bay, Alaska. While the bay’s waters are known as the foremost source of sockeye salmon, the mountains surrounding the bay are also sources of great mineral wealth, and therein lies a conflict. Carl Johnson’s gorgeous, and human, photography does a fine job of showcasing a way of life that may be threatened by the Pebble Creek mine that long has been proposed to dig into the landscape.