A sizable grant from Tauck, a tour company that brings visitors to national parks throughout the United States, will help preserve historic buildings and landscapes at Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park, according to officials.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Beginning in mid-March, if you want an off-road vehicle permit for Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina, you'll be able to print one at home. Seashore officials say the changes are being made to increase user convenience, provide new options for park visitors wishing to purchase an ORV permit, and increase efficiency by reducing the cost associated with collecting permit fees.
Three decades ago there was talk that the only discussion of mining for gold at Kantishna in Denali National Park and Preserve would be done in the vein of interpretation, but now an Alaskan man is seeking permission to develop his placer claims in an operation that seems daunting but holds the potential for a large payday if U.S. Geological Survey estimates are accurate.
A permit has been approved to allow the use of a drone at Cape Cod National Seashore by researchers working to map a variety of coastal landscapes.
Delaware North Co.'s offer to assign trademarks to iconic properties in Yosemite National Park to Aramark Corp. pending determination of the "fair value" of those marks was rejected Sunday, with Aramark officials saying the trademarks "belong to the American people."
Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent Chris Soller announced today the Public Scoping Comment Summary Report for the Wilderness Breach Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/EIS) is available on the National Park Service (NPS) Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website. The report summarizes public input received during the 2015 scoping period and will help shape the Draft Plan/EIS.
Seeing "the Grand Canyon with a roof over it" at Carlsbad Caverns National Park of late has has been more strenuous for those seeking to marvel at the park's Big Room, as safety issues with the elevators that have been used to lower visitors into the cave have taken them out of service. Instead, you face a long, steep hike in and out of the cave entrance in addition to the more-than-a-mile walk through the room.
What’s in a name? Well, when you hear Hance, the Big Drop, Lost Paddle, or Lava Falls, we’re talking about some of the largest, craziest river rapids in our national parks. Interesting names, for sure, but how do they rate? We posed this question to our river rats: What are the best rapids in the parks? They came up with quite a list. So, if you’re looking for exciting and death-defying whitewater in the parks…
Curbing expansion, reallocating dollars and developing public-private partnerships would help the National Park Service put a dent into its $11.9 billion maintenance backlog, according to a nonprofit research institute.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, the Outer Banks History Center is partnering with the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, to present Explore Your Outer Banks Parks: Celebrating a Century of the National Park Service in the History Center Gallery, Manteo, N.C.
As the National Park Service continues to recover from perhaps the darkest chapter in its history at Effigy Mounds National Monument, officials are developing a Cultural Landscape Report and Environmental Assessment to understand exactly what the monument's landscape contains and to develop a management plan going forward.
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis intentionally skirted the Interior Department's Ethics Office to write a book, a Guidebook to American Values and Our National Parks, for a cooperating association contractually tied to the Park Service, an action that brought the director an official reprimand from top Interior Department officials who also removed him from any dealings with the Park Service's ethics office for the rest of his career as director.oig-jonathanjarvis_public.pdf jarvis_ig_report_response_feb_23_2016.pdf
How much does a grizzly bear weigh when it’s born? How many used to live in the contiguous 48 states? What is a bear’s most common food?
Most people know that the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2016, but fewer realize that it’s also the centennial year for Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. To honor the anniversary, the Big Island park is offering a guided hike into a large lava tube formed by Kilauea volcano centuries ago.
There are many units of the National Park System where you can explore and have fun on sand dunes – Death Valley National Park in California, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan, Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado … and Kobuk Valley National Park in Alaska.
The body of a California man has been recovered 200 feet below the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, while the car he apparently was in lies another 800 feet lower in the canyon.
With restoration of the historic Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum nearing completion, officials at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Site in Alaska have scheduled an opening day celebration for May 6.
How will the dog walking public feel about special regulations for them at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California? The next two months will provide some insights as the park takes public comment on its preferred alternative for managing dogs in the NRA.
Concerns that more layers of rock might peel away from the roof of Spruce Tree House at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado has prompted officials to keep the cliff dwelling closed to the public for the immediate future.