As part of the centennial celebration at Acadia’s Jordan Pond House last weekend, Friends of Acadia and the Acadia Centennial Task Force were honored with a national award recognizing their outstanding contributions to Acadia National Park.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
As biologists from around the globe convene in Hawaii for the quadrennial World Conservation Congress, a distinguished group of scientists from across America has issued a warning that current conservation efforts in the United States, while perhaps successful in the short term, are insufficient to prevent widespread extinctions of the nation’s plants and animals.
An approaching hurricane on Thursday prompted a decision to order the evacuation of visitors from Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks, leading Cape Hatteras National Seashore to shut down all visitor services on the barrier island. At nearby Cape Lookout National Seashore, officials were planning to shutter their operations at noon Friday.
Two hikers descending Mount Jackson in Glacier National Park slipped on their way down, and while one was able to stop his fall, the other slid out of sight to his death, according to park officials.
A body washed ashore at Olympic National Park might be that of a 74-year-old Washington man who went missing in a boating accident on August 18, though an exact identification has yet to be made, park officials said Thursday.
The Grand Teton National Park Foundation and the National Park Foundation have reached the halfway mark in their campaign to protect one square mile of land in Grand Teton National Park from potential development.
On Saturday, September 3, from 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site will host its seventh annual Star Party in partnership with the Springfield Telescope Makers of the Stellafane Observatory in Springfield,Vermont. The event will be held at Saint-Gaudens NHS in Cornish, New Hampshire, and is free and open to the public.
The Planetary Society wants citizens everywhere to know the cosmos and our place within it. As you know, this year is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. For 100 years the Park Service has been preserving our natural wonders so that we can go to the parks... and wonder! This wonder is what drives so much of science.
The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee has asked Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell to provide his committee with a briefing on "the scope of mismanagement and conservation of national and cultural resources" at the National Park Service.
With a potent storm in the forecast, officials at Cape Lookout National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks are planning to shut down some operations on Friday and possibly Saturday.
With "critically low" relative humidity levels, erratic winds and dry thunderstorms in the forecast, fire bosses in Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday were warning visitors to expect a "very active fire day" with traffic delays likely on the west side of the park as firefighters battle the flames.
For the second time this summer a visitor to Death Valley National Park has succumbed to the high heat of the park. Officials say the woman's body was found about five miles from her vehicle in the southern portion of the park.
Applications will be accepted starting Thursday for those interested in obtaining a permit for a non-commercially guided snowmobile trip into Yellowstone National Park during the 2016-2017 winter season. A permit is required for all non-commercially guided snowmobile groups to enter the park.
The latest video in the “Outside Science (inside parks)” series follows high school students underground at Buffalo National River in northwest Arkansas as they take a weeklong course to learn about cave ecology and geology with Project C.A.V.E.S. (Creative Adventures and Valuable Experiences Through Spelunking).
With two hurricanes approaching the Hawaiian Islands, officials at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park are closing areas of the park until the storms pass.
Hard work by firefighters battling the Berry Fire in Grand Teton National Park allowed officials on Tuesday to reopen the South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, a week after the wildfire forced its closure.
A renewed effort has been launched within the Navajo Nation to have a tramway built from the rim of the Grand Canyon down to the bottom at the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers.
Repairs to the elevator at the Washington Monument are taking longer than expected, with officials not expecting it to be up and running before mid-September. Down the road, a nine-month closure of the iconic Washington, D.C., destination is expected to allow for modernization of the elevator.
Here at the Traveler we recently did a little reorganization to make it easier to find some resource materials.
During a 32-year-period early in the 20th century roughly one-third of Yosemite National Park was released so it could be opened to natural resource extraction, according to an analysis published in Ecology and Society.