Scheduled maintenance by Seattle City Light will require the lowering of Diablo Lake by 10 feet, down to 1,192 feet above sea level, for periods this spring and again in the fall. As a result, boat ramps will be inaccessible to power boats and some paddlers might have trouble launching, as well, according to North Cascades National Park officials.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
A clutch of U.S. senators from the northern tier of the United States is seeking some love from the National Park Service via their National Scenic Trails Parity Act, which is designed to formally make three national scenic trails part of the National Park System.
A new trail is being proposed at Joshua Tree National Park in California, one that would be less than a mile while providing additional educational and interpretive opportunities.
A lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for flooding Everglades National Park habitat relied upon by the Cape Sable seaside sparrow, an endangered species.
Damage at Cape Cod National Seashore from winter storms will be repaired in time for the summer season with emergency funding provided the park.
An estate house on the grounds of Valley Forge National Historical Park that dates to the 1700s will serve as a party venue for the next decade under a contract the National Park Service signed.
Salvage teams hoped to get a chance this weekend to work on recovering a capsized vessel that came aground at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska, where an oil sheen was seen drifting away from the wreck.
Spray-painted graffiti is becoming an increasing problem in parks around the country, so it was encouraging to learn about a successful investigation of one such incident at Gateway National Recreation Area. This case involved graffiti on top of a historic gun battery structure at the park, and nice work by a ranger has resulted in charges against the individuals responsible.
If you're planning a backpacking trip in Yellowstone National Park, it's going to cost you a little bit more. This month the park's new fee for backcountry travel is taking effect.
Steady is a good thing at Voyageurs National Park, where the resident moose population is holding constant with estimates from the past five years, according to wildlife biologists.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is being urged by more than 100,000 petitioners to intervene to halt the killings of wolves that wander out of Denali National Park in Alaska.
The Intermountain Region of the National Park Service has scheduled three public listening sessions in northern New Mexico next week to discuss the transition in management of Valles Caldera National Preserve from the Valles Caldera Trust to the NPS.
A mix of federal and private funding will help move two significant projects forward at Yellowstone National Park, including one that will help improve native cutthroat trout fisheries.
A massive gathering of Girl Scouts at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California was the first step in a national movement to get the girls better connected with the National Park System.
It's going to cost you a little bit more this summer to enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore.
Traffic jams. No parking. Trail crowds. These are three of the top issues along the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor that Glacier National Park officials hope to solve through their corridor management plan now in development.
The serious birder of the 21st century is a bit of an amateur polymath. There’s no doubt a thorough knowledge of bird identification is essential, but there’s a host of ancillary disciplines that make for more rewarding and successful birding.
A record low snowpack and a drought that's run four years are prompting Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks to implement campfire restrictions later this month as fire danger currently is at levels not normally seen in June, according to park officials.
Critics Say Legislation Penned In The Name Of Homeland Security Could Trample National Parks, Other Federal Lands
Legislation written with the intent of bolstering homeland security wouldn't succeed at that, but could trample national park lands and other federal acreage, according to critics.
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