With summer visitation building in Olympic National Park in Washington, officials are reminding visitors to keep their distance from mountain goats in particular and wildlife in general.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
The annual cleanup is coming to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but based on past years' findings it might better be described as a scavenger hunt.
Friends Of Acadia Launches $25 Million Campaign To Address Acadia National Park's "Most Urgent Challenges"
Recalling the conservation and philanthropy that launched Acadia National Park a century ago, Friends of Acadia has marked the park's 100th birthday with a campaign to raise $25 million to tackle the park's "most urgent challenges ... and ensure that Acadia will thrive for many years to come."
Sometimes, you find the best things where you may least expect them. In the middle of the Great Plains, amid the waving golden prairie grasses of the Nebraska Sandhills, winds the Niobrara National Scenic River. An oasis in a dry landscape, the sight of the river is a dramatic change.
A former superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument who admitted taking skeletal remains of Native Americans from the monument so they couldn't be repatriated with tribes must serve 10 weekends in jail and a year of home detention, pay a $3,000 fine, and make restitution in the amount of nearly $109,000.
Parking fees at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota will reduce slightly under a new concessions contract, and better yet the parking pass will be good for one year.
National Park Service researchers recently discovered two litters of mountain lion kittens in the eastern Santa Susana Mountains. A total of five kittens, three females and two males, were eartagged and returned to their respective dens earlier this month.
In celebration of the Centennial of the National Park Service, an art exhibition by southern Arizona students is on display at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library in downtown Tucson.
Increasingly brazen bears have prompted Shenandoah National Park officials to temporarily close some trails in the South District of the park.
We're just getting into the heart of summer, but already Death Valley National Park is setting records for heat.
The newest lava from Kīlauea volcano is drawing visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, as flows from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent in the remote east rift zone stream down the Pulama Pali, spread onto the coastal lava plain and slowly advance towards the Pacific Ocean.
The winners in Partners in Preservation: National Parks are Yellowstone National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Everglades National Park, Denali National Park and Mount Rainier National Park.
Plans to build an oil refinery several miles from the south entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota moved a step closer to fruition Wednesday when a needed zoning change was approved by local officials. The decision by the Billings County Commission was quickly deemed inappropriate by the National Parks Conservation Association.
A California man has fallen several hundred feet to his death below Mather Point on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Summer's here, with vacation schedules to fill out, but you might consider taking a few minutes to consider a winter visit to Yellowstone National Park.
There are more than a few new books out this year revolving around national parks, and the one that has provided the most wonderment and joy tied to rangering has been Yellowstone Ranger by Jerry Mernin, who spent more than three decades patrolling the front and backcountry of Yellowstone National Park and left us with insights, hardships, humor, and great satisfaction from a career that left him wishing he could have had "another 32 years to work in Yellowstone."
What if you want to clearly capture a plant or tree or person in the foreground of some shaded or backlit vista within a national park? What if you spy a gorgeous flower or unusual plant, and the inside of the flower or the plant’s stems or leaves are deeply shaded? Photographer Rebecca Latson describes a couple of techniques used to lighten up your subject within a less-than-well-lit venue.
The National Park Service has completed its planning process to help restore Anacostia Park’s wetlands, some of the last remaining tidal wetlands in our nation’s capital. Once implemented, this approach will result in thriving wetlands, a manageable Canada goose population and a healthier, cleaner Anacostia River ecosystem.
Next time you head for the Blue Ridge Parkway, consider packing your camping gear as there are eight developed campgrounds where you can spend the night.