How valuable are national park friends groups? You can put a dollar figure on it in some parks. At Grand Teton National Park, for instance, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation provided just about $5.3 million in funding last year for a wide range of programs.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
A pair of bald eagles has once again returned to Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio and is actively tending to its nest within the Pinery Narrows area of the park. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31.
More than two dozen buildings that are not considered significant to the Elkmont Historic District in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are to be torn down, while four others will be preserved.
The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park will present the third annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s program will have a special focus on biking in the district and will celebrate the new extension of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Bladensburg, Maryland.
Federal funding is allowing Fort Union National Monument to update its museum exhibits, which have grown outdated down through the years.
An accessible fishing pier has opened at Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina that is intended to allow persons with disabilities and all users the opportunity to safely take in the beautiful view of Core Sound or fish.
Railroad crossings in Mojave National Preserve in California will be closed intermittently in March so that Union Pacific Railroad can upgrade the tracks. The closings will interrupt through traffic on Kelbaker, Cedar Canyon (Mojave Road), and Ivanpah Roads, and the unpaved portion of Cima Road.
Where will you be on August 21 when the solar eclipse casts its shadow across the United States? At Great Smoky Mountains National Park, officials are planning a party to help you both view and understand the science of the eclipse.
Public input is being sought for a Historic Properties Management Plan at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area that hugs the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border and which contains approximately 600 historic buildings.
Beginning today, River Road in Middle Smithfield Township between the headquarters of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Hialeah Picnic Area will close to traffic to protect amphibians that might be crossing the road.
Warming in the 21st century reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet, about the amount of water used by 2 million people for one year, according to new research.
The Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, which only just recently fell under the auspices of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, is getting an expanded role. Not only will the light help ships navigate in that corner of Lake Superior but it also will play a role in monitoring the weather and water quality.
Death Valley National Park will host MarsFest 2017 from March 10 through 12. MarsFest explores and celebrates the extremes of Earth and space with a weekend of field trips, an expo, children’s programming, and a lecture series.
Gettysburg National Military Park is planning a prescribed burn on the 52 acres on the west slope of Little Round Top this spring. National Park Service regional fire management specialists will assist the park with the prescribed fire, whose purpose is to help maintain the open fields and meadows of the Gettysburg battlefield by reducing woody vegetation without the use of chemical or labor-intensive mowing or mechanical hand trimming
Nearly 1 million records of homestead final certificates have been digitalized and posted online at Homestead National Monument of America, the National Archives, and the FamilySearch Family History Centers.
A Colorado skier who spent two cold, snowy nights in the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming after leaving an adjoining ski resort was rescued Wednesday.
There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Glacier National Park in Montana.
As the state’s members of Congress move to quadruple the size of Ocmulgee National Monument and change its name to Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, a new study commissioned by the National Parks Conservation Association says an even bigger expansion and designation, Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve, would deliver a significant economic boost to communities along the river corridor.
While bat populations face the threat of white nose syndrome, stands of pine trees are under attack by pine beetles. These realities have been felt across the country, but both are being monitored by scientists and students at Fire Island National Seashore in New York.