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.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
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.
Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida has gained International Dark Sky Place designation from the International Dark-Sky Association.
Elk culling has resumed at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, where small groups of park staff expect to remove approximately 30 elk by December 17.
UPDATED: Dry Conditions Lead To Campfire Ban In Parts Of Obed Wild And Scenic River, Mammoth Cave National Park, Big South Fork National River And Recreation Area
Bans on backcountry campfires are being instituted at more parks in the Southeast, with Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Tennessee and Kentucky, and Mammoth Cave National Park all implementing fire bans.
This weekend provides the last chance for visitors to drive to many iconic locations in Yellowstone National Park, as the West, South, and East Entrances and all roads, with one exception, will close to vehicle travel at 8 a.m. Monday so the park can prepare them for the winter season and snowmobile and snowcoach travel, which is scheduled to begin Tuesday, December 15.
November is a particularly good time to visit Death Valley National Park due to a free entrance fee day on Veterans Day, special events, and cooling temperatures.
Channel Islands National Park reopened Santa Rosa Island to visitors on Wednesday after nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana, believed to be linked to a smuggling attempt, were recovered last week.
While the 413 places and approximately 85 million acres protected in our National Park System belong to the American people, a significant number are so important to the entire human family that they sit atop the world’s greatest conservation lists: World Heritage Site, (22) Biosphere Reserve, (23) and Ramsar International Convention of Wetlands, (2). They are among the rarest of the rare on Planet Earth, of the same stature as the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal and the Galapagos Islands among others. So what happens to our national parks and public lands affects not just America but the world.
In the past 102 years, there has not been a wetter month at West Glacier in Glacier National Park than last month. Nearly 11 inches of rain fell there in October, when there were just three days without measurable precipitation.
More than a third of all international visitors to the United States find time to visit the National Park System, according to the U.S. Travel Association, which notes that the numbers have been slowly, but steadily, increasing.
The Point Bonita Lighthouse in the Marin Headlands of Golden Gate National Recreation Area has reopened to the public with an improved safety railing and new exhibits.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced a temporary ban on campfires in the park’s backcountry effective immediately. Due to extremely dry weather conditions and the amount of fresh leaf litter on the ground, the potential for escaped fires to occur in the backcountry has dramatically increased. The fire restriction will be in effect until further notice.
Two of five High On Life pranksters who were cited for vandalism in Yellowstone and Death Valley national parks pleaded guilty Tuesday, but the other three entered not guilty pleas and were to be appointed court attorneys.