A National Park Service employee with nearly five decades of experience in guiding projects for the agency has been chosen to guide the launch of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
A new volunteer program to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts in the String Lake area has proven successful for Grand Teton National Park, and additional volunteers are wanted. The volunteers promote the “Bear Aware” campaign reminding visitors about the responsibilities related to recreating in bear country, as well as help with the increased issues related to the popularity of the area.
As national parks across the country consider fee increases to align with guidelines set last year by the National Park Service, changes proposed at Isle Royale National Park would raise the cost of entrance but also honor federal recreation passes that currently aren’t accepted.
Four years after Hurricane Sandy struck Fire Island National Seashore, recovery efforts at the New York park will continue Sept. 12 with a $5.4 million project that will close the Watch Hill Marina through next summer.
A lightning-sparked wildfire in Grand Teton National Park that might not be contained before snow flies continued Wednesday to keep access through Yellowstone National Park's South Entrance blocked, creating long detours for visitors heading into and out of the world's first national park.
A wide swath of Maine's North Woods on Wednesday became the country's newest national monument, as President Obama used his authority under The Antiquities Act to designate Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
A massive solar energy project proposed to be built within one mile of Mojave National Preserve has failed to get key permits from the San Bernardino County supervisors, who were concerned over the impacts the project would bring to the area.
Ice, air-conditioning, and water fountains that spurt water are great to have in the place with the hottest recorded temperature on Earth, and so it's great to hear that Southern California Edison has moved a power generator into Death Valley National Park, which has endured four power outages this summer.
As Lake Powell continues to drop in elevation due to poor snow years, the National Park Service and state of Utah are proposing to extend a ferry ramp at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area so motorists can benefit from a "shortcut" between Bullfrog and Halls Crossing. Without the ferry service, which takes roughly 25 minutes to move between the two marinas, motorists would be looking at a two-and-a-half-hour drive.
An ongoing impasse over the value of trademarks held by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite is pointing to a lengthy legal battle between the concessionaire and the federal government, one likely to drag on for another year at least.dnc_parks_and_resorts_at_yosemite_v_the_united_states.pdf
While smoky conditions and firefighting activity in Grand Teton National Park on Tuesday kept the south entrance road into Yellowstone National Park closed, a wall of fire was moving towards the West Entrance Road inside Yellowstone.
Evidence that President Obama will use his authority under The Antiquities Act to declare a national monument in Maine's North Woods came Tuesday when nearly 90,000 acres of land owned by Burt's Bees heiress Roxanne Quimby was transferred to the federal government.
National Park Service Employee Killed In Collision With Van At Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
A 27-year-old National Park Service employee was killed at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky when the riding lawn mower he was on collided with a van in the park.
There are good times to go birding in Eastern forests and times that are less than ideal. I won’t say the birding is ever “bad,” because even if there aren’t any birds, a walk in the woods is never a bad thing. Still, if seeing tons of birds and hearing beautiful songs is on your agenda, avoid August. Head to the beaches to see shorebird migration.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials are working on the assumption that an after-hours off-road vehicle driver ran over a threatened Green sea turtle that had come ashore to lay her eggs.
Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is taking input on a proposal that both raises entrance fees and extends its summer season, when rates are higher, by nearly three months. Tour fees are not changed in this plan.
Gusting winds, low humidity levels, and warm temperatures are combining to push wildfires in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks across more and more acreage, with one fire in Yellowstone approaching 23,000 acres in size. None of the fires was threatening structures or impacting visitors, according to park officials.
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was one of the first federally recognized African American regiments that fought in the Civil War with an enlistment station for Company C adjacent to the U.S. Custom House in downtown New Bedford. More than 60 men from New Bedford enlisted in Company C or other Companies of the 54th Regiment. A brick walkway with the names of New Bedford men enlisted with the 54th Regiment will be unveiled and dedicated to this accomplished and determined group of men on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Custom House Square, downtown New Bedford, just steps away from where the recruiting station was once located.
With Glacier National Park in Montana welcoming record crowds this year, visitors traveling the popular Going-to-the-Sun Road can now expect additional congestion at multiple locations due to construction.
From entrance arches and rock bridges to curving roads and rustic buildings, Mount Rainier National Park was designed with the visitor experience in mind. The park’s historic buildings and roads represent the development of a style of architecture, called "National Park Service Rustic," that has shaped the design of parks throughout the country.