Progress continued Monday to be made on knocking down the Rocky MTN Fire at Shenandoah National Park, with containment lines stretching around 60 percent of the fire. Just the same, the park's superintendent felt it necessary to explain the Park Service's approach to battling the blaze.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Multiple National Park Service units are searching for local K-12 educators to participate in their summer Teacher-Ranger-Teacher programs, with applications due soon.
Lobsters are tasty, and can bring a decent profit, but for some poachers at Biscayne National Park in Florida the lure of those crustaceans came with a high price: forfeiture of their 43-foot boat.
This year’s season at the North Rim will run five months, as Grand Canyon National Park will open the entrance at 7:30 a.m. May 15, with all services operating through Oct. 15.
Memorial Day weekend is still weeks away, but winter slowly is releasing its grip on Glacier National Park in Montana, wherethe Many Glacier and Chief Mountain roads have been opened to vehicles for the summer. Visitors are welcome to drive the 8-mile Many Glacier Road as far as the Many Glacier Campground. The Swiftcurrent Nature Trail loop on the valley floor is open in its entirety with parking available at Grinnell Picnic area.
If there are any billion-dollar babies in the National Park System, they would be the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, both of which contributed more than $1 billion in tourism benefits to the communities surrounding their borders, according to a 2015 analysis of the National Park System's value to the national economy.
Alaska, for most of us, is a far and distant land, one we'll likely never reach in person, but which pulls at the explorer in each of us. Thanks to a collaboration of groups and agencies, from the National Park Service and Alaska Geographic to the National Geographic Society and others, you can explore Katmai National Park and Preserve for the next hour without leaving home.
Cooler weather with higher humidity both slowed the growth of the Rocky MTN Fire in Shenandoah National Park and allowed crews to extend containment lines to 43 percent of the fire, though a return to warmer, drier weather next week could create favorable burning conditions.
The historic observation platform at the summit of the tallest peak in Shenandoah National Park will receive $120,000 worth of care this spring to address vandalism and general deterioration.
A cold front that brought some rain and higher humidity was helping firefighters in Shenandoah National Park on Friday as they worked to gain the upper hand on a wildfire burning since last weekend.
While tall sand dunes offer sweeping vistas of Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, after the sun sets, the open space provides an unhindered view of the night sky. To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Michigan park will host a series of monthly astronomy programs through October.
There is a place in Death Valley National Park, far, far off the beaten path, where strange things occur. Strange things such as rocks effortlessly coasting across the landscape. Let's take a look at this odd place in a short video.
A major victory toward long-term protection of the Delaware River has been realized with the addition of three new properties to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, further expanding the world-class park.
Remains of a woman, possibly those of a 31-year-old Virginia woman missing since last week, were found Thursday afternoon in Shenandoah National Park.
A long day of fighting a wildfire in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia left the acreage covered by the flames at nearly 8,000 acres, a 2,400-acre increase from the morning's estimated, although containment lines had been scratched and bulldozed around 40 percent of the perimeter, according to fire bosses.
It was a blockbuster the first time it aired, and if you didn't see it then, tune in to your local PBS television station next week to catch a repeat showing of The National Parks: America's Best Idea by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan.
The act that created the National Park Service 100 years ago directed the agency to leave park scenery and historic objects “unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” To mark the anniversary and create a visual representation of the mission statement, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia has launched a photo project that will match historic photographs from the park with fresh images from the Park Service’s centennial year.
A wildfire burning at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia has nearly tripled in size since Monday and now covers about 5,600 acres, officials said Wednesday.
An investigation is under way to learn how a fire started in the Wonderland Hotel Annex at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and quickly engulfed, and destroyed, the slice of Appalachian history.