A grant from Eastern National has enabled the staff at Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee to expand its night sky programs.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Can you design the best reservation system for parking at Muir Woods National Monument in California? The National Park Service is interested in hearing from you.
Beginning in March you'll be able to book your backcountry campsites at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan online.
Stephany Cortez participated in the YouthWorks in the Parks trip to Canyonlands National Park and the Moab area last September that was sponsored by the National Parks Conservation Association, Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks, and YouthWorks Salt Lake. She wrote the following essay upon returning home.
With President Obama having signed the National Park Service Centennial Act into law, the price of a senior pass to the national parks, good for your lifetime, will soon jump to $80. If you're 62 or older and don't yet have your pass, buy it now before the price increases.
Congress has passed legislation to give the National Park Service permission to expand Petersburg National Battlefield in Virginia by more than 7,200 acres. The park currently consists of approximately 2,700 acres; however, with the passing of this legislation, it now has the opportunity to expand by another 7,238 acres.
In case you're still wondering what to get your national parks lover for Christmas, here's a hint: commemorative coins made by the U.S. Mint to honor the National Park Service Centennial.
Being more than 80 years old, it shouldn't be terribly surprising that Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park has a few creaks and sore spots. To erase them, the National Park Service is conducting a multi-phase rehabilitation project that is expected to keep the hotel closed for guests through the coming year.
For most visitors, an eight-day float down the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument is an opportunity to get away from the daily grind. But for some lucky scientists, it’s a part of the job description.
Judge Upholds Olympic National Park's Maintenance Work On Historic Structures In Official Wilderness
A federal judge has agreed with the National Park Service's reasoning behind a decision to repair five historic buildings located in official wilderness in Olympic National Park, holding that the agency "made a reasoned finding of necessity by determining both that the structures are necessary to preserve historic values in Olympic National Park and that it was necessary to repair each one."olym-wilderness_act_summary_judgment.pdf
While an employee survey has very slightly given the National Park Service a higher score in the annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government review, the agency is mired in the bottom 25 percent of the more than 300 agencies polled and is dead last among the 12 bureaus within the Interior Department.
Shiloh National Military Park is more than 350 acres larger than it was last month, thanks to the efforts of Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth, Mississippi.
Interior Department Puts Youth To Work In National Parks Through 21st Century Conservation Service Corps
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced more than $350,000 in funding to engage youth and veterans in hands-on conservation projects on public lands from Big Bend National Park in Texas to North Cascades National Park in Washington State. The grants are part of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), an ongoing national effort to prepare the next generation of outdoor stewards by training and employing thousands of America’s young adults to protect, restore and enhance our nation’s public lands and waters.
UPDATED: National Park Service Lays Out Four Options On Whether To Help Isle Royale National Park Wolves
National Park Service officials, in a move likely to spur debate over how wilderness is managed, are proposing to bring 20-30 wolves into Isle Royale National Park in Michigan to offset a dwindling presence of wolves and at the same time counter a burgeoning moose population that biologists fear could overwhelm the island park's ecosystem.
A fatal collision removed not only a mature female mountain lion from the population that roams the Santa Monica Mountains of California, but also is expected to lead to the deaths of her three kittens, the National Park Service announced Thursday.
A Montana congressman who has drawn both praise and alarm from conservation groups has emerged as President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Interior Department under his administration.
Abandoned mines are part of the landscape at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee, and early next year crews hope to clean up one that is sending wastes into the Blue Heron area.
Work continues apace on the Big Spring Lodge and Cabins at Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri, where crews are doing a massive renovation on the lodgings.
The National Park Service released its finding of no significant impact on the effects of adjusting the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park to include lands in the Eagle Mountain area of Riverside County. The Park Service recommends adding more than 20,000 acres of federal, state and private lands to the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park.