How many male mountain lions are roaming Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California? That's the question wildlife biologists hope to answer after recently capturing an adult male.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
More and more people are visiting national parks, media channels are flooding consumer publications with features on the parks, congressional interest seems higher than ususal, and yet parks are struggling to get by, according to the National Parks Conservation Association.
The 40th annual Festival of Christmas Past is coming to Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sugarlands Visitor Center.
A congressman from Maine has introduced legislation aimed at preventing the president of the United States from designating a national monument in the Pine Tree State without approval from the state legislature and governor.letter_to_president_obama_11-20-15.pdf
After a record number of visitors to the National Park System in 2014, with nearly 293 million visiting the parks, officials are expecting this year's tally to go even higher.
Conservationists Divided Over Proposed Everglades National Park Land Swap With Florida Power And Light
A proposal by the National Park Service to swap some land at Everglades National Park with a utility company looking to build a transmission line corridor is dividing conservationists over whether it will benefit or harm the national park.
A "Centennial Penny for the Parks," a $1 fee surcharge for entry into national parks, and increases in mandatory appropriations to fund infrastructure needs were among the ideas presented to a House subcommittee considering legislation aimed at helping the National Park Service prepare for its next century as guardian of "America's Best Idea."
More than 18 tons of garbage -- including 22 mattresses! -- was collected this year from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
A baker's dozen, and then some. That's how many entrance-fee-free days are on the 2016 calendar for the National Park System. In all, there are 16 days next year when entrance fees won't be charged park visitors.
An effort by landowners, local, state, and National Park Service officials is under way to develop and maintain a 3-million-acre buffer of lands around Shenandoah National Park in Virginia that are free of invasive plants.
You can still visit the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park during the winter...it'll just take you a bit longer to reach now that the Arizona Department of Transportation has closed State Route 67 between Jacob Lake and the North Rim.
Word that a Texas-based company owned by concert promoter Live Nation is trying to gain greater access to national parks as venues should raise eyebrows across the country.
What would the holidays be without the Christmas Bird Count? We’re here again to take a look at some selected CBC activities in the national parks this holiday season.
Interior Secretary Attends Global Climate Change Conference, Uses National Parks To Illustrate Concerns
Examples of how climate change is impacting the National Park System from Everglades National Park in Florida to Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska were cited by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell this week to illustrate to a global audience the threats climate change poses.
A Victorian Christmas Celebration will be held this Saturday at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in New Jersey from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Millbrook Village buildings decorated in mid- to late-19th century style and open for tours and demonstrations.
Heading into the backcountry of a national park is not without risk, and so more and more travelers are opting to take some form of personal locator beacon with them. They’re well aware that cellphone coverage can be iffy at best, if not totally non-existent.
Changing use patterns, how best to manage users and stock, and improvements in trail design and construction have Yosemite National Park officials embarking on a path to update their Wilderness Stewardship Plan.
Thanks to the folks at Homestead, Florida, you can ride a trolley for free into Everglades Natioanl Park or Biscayne National Park through the winter months.
Bird Fest, an event featuring a host of free activities, will be held Saturday, December 5, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Visitor Center. Bird enthusiasts and newbies alike are invited to celebrate all things bird.
How Christmas was celebrated on the Western Frontier will be displayed at Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming on December 13.