Southern Forest Watch, an organization that has long fought to bring an end to backcountry user fees at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, lost its latest bid when the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the group's appeal from a lower court.grsm-6th_circuit_fee_ruling.pdf
The latest news from around the National Park System.
More than $350,000 has been released by the National Park Service to fund 17 conservation and outdoor recreation projects through the agency's Challenge Cost Share Program.
Concerned that the proposed delisting of grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem could soon be followed by a grizzly pelt being hauled out of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, two conservation groups have sued the National Park Service in a bid to force the agency to take back its authority to manage wildlife on all lands within the park's boundaries.
A proposal to remove protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has prompted Wyoming Wildlife Advocates to launch a petition opposing the change.
Hoping to snag a backcountry permit in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state this year? It could be challenging. Park officials say the park will process wilderness camping and climbing permits on a first-come, first-served basis only in 2016, including permits for hiking the Wonderland Trail.
An Illinois company should begin work April 11 to bring a set of elevators back into service at Carlsbad Caverns National Park for visitors to use to access the cave.
Waters discharged from the Turkey Point nuclear power plant in Florida are contaminating Biscayne Bay and pose a threat to Biscayne National Park, according to studies commissioned by the state of Florida.2016-03-11_rg_letter_to_gina_mccarthy_r.e_bay_contaminated_water_discharge.pdf
Although Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve receives high marks for its visitor experience, staffing and funding shortages could put areas within and outside the park’s core at risk, according to a “State of the Park” report issued recently.
Concerned that human activities might cause nesting Roseate Spoonbills to abandon their nests, Everglades National Park officials have closed the west side of Palm Key to all access.
The National Park Service will offer a number of special programs and services during the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival, including festival-related lantern walks, ranger talks, and tours around the Tidal Basin and National Mall. National Park Service festival events will be held through April 3 and are free of charge.
Last year, around this time, I made a plea for everyone to take part in the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz. I’m back again with the same pitch in this, the third and final year of the blitz.
Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts to celebrate Patriots’ Day, a special Massachusetts State holiday commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War, back on April 19, 1775.
Desert Bighorn Sheep Spotted In Tucson Mountain District Of Saguaro National Park; First Sighting In Six Decades
A sharp-eyed visitor, and a motion-triggered camera, have confirmed the presence of desert bighorn sheep in the Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park, sightings that are the first in the district in 60 years.
Texas is a diverse state, with arid plains, bustling cities, unique history, and quiet coastlines. Take a road tour and experience all of it this spring.
Bison are not native to Grand Canyon National Park and a report that claims they are should be withdrawn by the National Park Service and not relied upon as the park staff debates how to handle a bison herd on the North Rim, maintains Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
More than $39 million is being invested in Banff National Park to help improve forests, rehabilitate animal underpasses along the Trans-Canada Highway, and improve interpretative programs for visitors.
Slightly higher park entrance fees for senior citizens, more funds for the Centennial Challenge program, and improved interpretative staff are among the provisions of the National Park Service Centennial Act moving through Congress.nps_centennial_bill-h4680.pdf nps_fy16_centennial_challenge_project_list.pdf
While algal blooms that turn water red may look cool, they pose a risk to humans and the shellfishing industry at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts.
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga, acting in the wake of a tide of sexual harassment complaints, has dismantled the River District Office where the grievances arose.
More than two million people visit Assateague Island National Seashore annually to experience its many miles of pristine beach, watercolor sunsets, and the chance to view wild horses galloping along the sand dunes. Unfortunately, the barrier island is also the last stop for copious amounts of trash that is washed ashore or, worse, left behind due by visitors.