The U.S. Department of the Interior On Wednesday announced a proposed rule to further facilitate implementation of the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act of 2009. The proposed rule provides standards for a coordinated approach to the management of paleontological resources on lands managed by four Interior Department Bureaus: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and National Park Service (NPS). It will also clarify how these bureaus manage paleontological resources to ensure they are available for current and future generations to enjoy as part of America’s national heritage.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Two rare alpine insects – native to the northern Rocky Mountains and dependent on cold waters of glacier and snowmelt-fed alpine streams – are imperiled due to climate warming induced glacier and snow loss according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners.
Two Juveniles Charged In Connection With Deadly Chimney Tops 2 Fire At Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Two juveniles from Tennessee have been charged with aggravated arson in connection with the Chimney Tops 2 Fire at Great Smoky Mountains National Park that led to 14 deaths.
A queuing system could slow your drive down the bucolic Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park next summer as park officials work to protect the scenic corridor's natural resources and history from too much vehicle traffic.
Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Russell Galipeau has announced the damaged pier at Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island in California has been replaced and is open for visitor landings.
The House of Representatives moved quickly Tuesday to pass legislation designed to provide the National Park Service with badly needed funds to help the agency chip away at a staggering, $12 billion maintenance backlog. However, without concurrence by the Senate by week's end the measure could die.
As we wait for the incoming Trump administration to identify its nominee for Interior secretary, we can't help but envision what the outcome could be. Among those said to be under consideration, or jockeying for the job, are retiring U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah, and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, all Republicans who favor energy exploration over conservation.
Washington state and federal biologists have released 10 fishers in the Nisqually River watershed of Mount Rainier National Park as part of a collaborative effort to restore the species to Washington.
With wetter weather providing help from above, firefighters at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are making progress on containing the Chimney Tops 2 Fire blamed for 14 deaths in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Olympic National Park's population of nonnative mountain goats has grown past 600 animals and could increase by 45 percent over the next five years if current reproduction trends continue and no efforts are made to blunt the population, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey.
National Park Service Deputy Director Michael Reynolds has announced the appointment of two "Ombuds" for the National Park Service who will play a role in the agency's efforts to root out and end discrimination, harassment, and retaliation from the National Park Service and "provide every employee with a safe and respectful work environment."
National Park Service Plans To Partially Re-open Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site In Early 2017
After temporarily closing the childhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in August for safety reasons, the National Park Service is optimistic that the first floor will be repaired and re-opened to the visiting public in time for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday weekend in January.
A promontory jutting into the York River in Virginia that was the center of the Powhatan Chiefdom when Captain John Smith reached the new world in 1607 has been added to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail to help tell a key story in the history of America.
Outdoor recreation’s impact on the U.S. economy will be tracked by the government for the first time, providing information for Congress to make “sound environmental and recreational policies,” if a bill sent to the president last week is signed into law.
Friends of Acadia, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, and Down East Magazine recently announced the six winners of “100 Words for Acadia,” a writing contest celebrating Acadia National Park’s 100th birthday.
Six-hundred firefighters were spread out across Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Saturday trying to better assess the growing footprint of the deadly Chimney Tops 2 Fire while also working to get the upper hand on a second fire that had covered 750 acres in the park's backcountry.
National Park Service Will Adopt U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers' Plan To Improve Water Flows To Everglades
The National Park Service will adopt, with refinements, a plan devised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve water flows along the "river of grass" that flows through Everglades National Park.
The National Park Service issued a concession prospectus for the continuation of 13 concession contracts for the rental of canoes, kayaks, rafts, and tubes, and providing associated shuttle services within Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri. The response date for submissions is March 1, 2017. The term of each concession contract will be for ten years.
Chocolate, favored beverage of priests across the Spanish empire, will be celebrated at the ruins of the mission church at Tumacácori National Historical Park in Arizona between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 10th.
Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has pledged $2-$3 million needed for the National Park Service to modernize the Washington Monument elevator, which needs repairs to its mechanical, electrical and computer systems.