Searchers were hoping for improved weather Tuesday so they could return to the field to search for a plane missing in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Homestead National Monument Of America Speaker To Discuss Harvesting Foods And Medicines In The Dakota Tradition
In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, Homestead National Monument of America will be hosting Jerome Kills Small on Sunday, November 13, at Homestead’s Education Center. Kills Small will give a presentation describing medicinal plants and foods that can be found growing on the Great Plains, in the Missouri River valley, and in the Rocky Mountains.
Kate Cannon, superintendent of the National Park Service's Southeast Utah Group of park units, has received the Stephen T. Mather Award from the National Parks Conservation Association.
A young male grizzly was killed early Sunday morning in a collision with a vehicle on the highway that runs through Grand Teton National Park, officials said.
The evening of October 28 I spent a couple of hours in Salt Lake City attending a public meeting regarding Zion National Park’s Visitor Use Management Plan, or VUM. It was the first time I’ve been part of something like this. It was intensely interesting, a really educational experience, and a good look at the careful process that park managers must navigate as they try to manage our national parks for us.
Yellowstone Lake, on its surface, is an immense body of deep, cold water that could be fatal in a matter of minutes to anyone who fell into it. But deep down, on the lakebed, hundreds of hydrothermal vents are furnace-like, generating water temperatures of more than 300 degrees in some parts of the lake. Beyond the astonishing temperatures, though, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution hope their studies help them answer how "environmental processes and climate affect continental hydrothermal systems."
The more than 9-mile-long Cruiser Lake Trail, considered the "crown jewel" of Voyageurs National Park's trail system, has been rehabilitated thanks to the help of the Voyageurs National Park Association.
A flood-like release from Glen Canyon Dam is coming November 7 as federal agencies assess the benefits of high water flows down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park.
In a national park of more than 3 million acres, with just two ambulances and but a handful of trained emergency medical technicians, false 911 calls can pose a serious threat to visitors. Yet this past week the staff at Death Valley National Park had to deal with two false reports while responding to two motorcycle accidents.
Worries that the rock ceiling in Spruce Tree House might peel off have prompted Mesa Verde National Park officials to cancel their annual open house and luminaria event scheduled for December 8.
A missing backpacker in Kings Canyon National Park, if still alive, will be on his own as a series of winter storms forecast for the region prompted authorities to put their search for him on hold.
It's hard to imagine that mammoths roamed the territory now protected by Channel Islands National Park, but they did during the previously Ice Age. And recent discoveries, particularly a mammoth tusk unearthed in 2014, point to mammoth history dating even further back than previously thought.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, "profoundly disappointed" with the verdict in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge trial, on Friday cautioned her workforce across all land-management agencies to "take care of yourselves and your fellow employees. The armed occupation in Oregon was and continues to be a reminder that employees in all offices should remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to your supervisor and, where appropriate, law enforcement officials."
With several major storms expected to hit California's Sierras this weekend, Yosemite National Park officials will close the Tioga Road at 3 p.m. and the Glacier Point Road at 5 p.m. on Saturday. These closures will be in place until further notice.
A land transfer between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service is underway, one that would return roughly 22,500 acres that originally were part of Joshua Tree National Park to the park.
Bridge repairs will require the temporary closure of roads within the Greenbrier section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the month of November. The Ramsey Prong Road will be closed from the turnoff to the trailhead on Tuesday, November 1, through Monday, November 14, to allow repairs on two bridges.
Whitebark pines, a keystone species that can impact spring runoff, nourish grizzly bears when they most need protein, and provide feasts for other wildlife, face a variety of threats, from climate change to a fungal disease. So important are these trees that researchers with Parks Canada are working to raise a veritable disease-resilient forest of whitebark pines.
The National Park Service and its foundation should not be entering into partnerships with alcoholic beverage companies, as those agreements disregard "public health and puts youth at risk of dangerous drinking behavior," nearly 70 groups and organizations said in a letter to the agency's leadership.letter-to-the-nps-alcohol-coalition.pdf
Discovery of "numerous bundles of marijuana" on Santa Rosa Island at Channel Islands National Park has led officials to temporary close the island to visitors.
With the peak visitation season over, construction is starting in parts of Glacier National Park, and that means you'll have to adjust the way you explore the park this fall.